Order of the Dimensions
written by Irene Helenowski
published by Irene Helenowski
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I liked the story concept. I struggled with the language, the characterization, and honestly just about every other aspect of the book. It’s difficult to take a character seriously when he decides he needs to think up “an elaborate plan,” or take a stroll to his “secret headquarters.” The language was just off enough that I’m wondering if Helenowski is perhaps not writing in her native language. So many things were written not completely WRONG, but just wrong enough to be confusing, and if English is a second language for Helenowski, it would explain the syntax issues (and readers ought to give her a little more slack; Lord knows I’m a mono-lingual beast).
Despite all that, I finished the book. The thought of interdimensional travel intrigued me, and although I was hoping for a clear-cut resolution, I’d imagine Helenowski’s conclusion is much more likely. I think this book has potential – it would make a great television series, perhaps – but as a work of fiction, it’s just not there yet.
Would I recommend it: No.
Will I read it again: No.
About the book – from Goodreads: When Jane Kremowski first began her graduate studies in physics at Madison State University in Wisconsin, little did she know where her work would take her. Now, she is embroiled in a multitude of dimensions all leading to different outcomes. She and her colleagues therefore must act wisely in order to take and keep away the Order of Dimension from falling into the wrong hands for the sake of her loved ones.