Zig Zag. Jose Carlos Somoza, Author, Lisa Dillman, Translator, trans. from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman. Rayo $ (p) ISBN. Jose Carlos Somoza’s *Zig Zag*, reviewed and recommended fiction. Zig Zag By Jose Carlos Somoza – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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He’d take full responsibility. A scrupulously researched and terrifying scientific thriller Skip to main content. The scientific idea Somoza plays with — or seems to play with — in Zig Zag is based izgzag superstring-theory. She seems to have no romantic partner, no friends and carlod loses her calm or has a hair out of place. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. Zig Zag – US. This site uses cookies.

Other notes Item Details. As in previous novels, Somoza The Art of Murder, etc. The narrative itself moves back and forth josf time, mainly betweenwhen the central figure, Elisa Robledo gets roped into this scientific inquiry, and the ‘present’ ofwhen the past has come back or rather: The build-up isn’t bad, from some horrific but still undefinable occurrences in the present to the more innocent time in when the talented young scientist Elisa becomes part of this unusual research project.

But the team’s experiments resulted in something much more frightening and dangerous than any jpse them could ever have imagined. The insomnia experienced by the scientists zigzga the island is contagious… Finally, Zig Zag is not just about physics or maths. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.


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Unfortunately, he did not, which somozaa we are left with a novel filled with interesting ideas that are never given their due, and one very generic, very boring idea that is stretched out into five hundred plus pages of tedium. If they manage to observe the past of humanity, the scientists quickly realize that this program, financed by mysterious private funds, might be used for evil purposes.

While reading an article in a newspaper that caught her eye, she receive a phone call that shakes her, and brings her back to a terrible past experience on an atoll in the Indian ocean, where she worked on the string theory. Email required Address never made public. Of course, that hardly makes for a calos thriller.

So Zig Zag is one very odd book, wasting what seems to be a perfectly good sci-fi premise and opting for a rather worn-out Frankenstein-alternative — though admittedly with quite a new twist.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I discovered and was frightened at the same time as the characters — I strongly encourage you not to read this book at 3AM in the morning like I might have done. Again, the flashbacks made it possible according to me.


And they share some irritating narrative tics in trying to ratchet up the suspense. A Novel by John GrishamHardcover But it’s the science itself that, of course, proves most troubling. Now consider that Somoza turns Zig Zag into a standard, run-of-the-mill murder mystery, and that it runs along zigzay over half a thousand pages.

Something they awoke with their work now hunts them–something evil. Zig Zag – India. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. And if, despite his safety measures, it was still wrong of him to be doing this, then he didn’t care. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its somozz packaging where packaging is applicable.


Mass Market Paperback Condition: Any Condition Any Condition. Why not show us the action? See all 4 brand new listings. View on the Mobile Site. Vintage Paperback Paperback Children. As in Crichton’s books, it’s human failure that is generally the trigger — but both Crichton and Somoza’s humans always act in this predictable fashion, doing what they shouldn’t with horrible consequencesnot able just to let the world be in all its godly glory And nothing in the world was going to stop him.

InMadrid physics teacher Elisa Robledo receives a phone call that plunges her back 10 years to a time when she worked with famous Spanish physicist David Blanes. But Somoza muddies the waters by adding something that is just plain silly: The ordinary font for the novel is quite good, very readable and clear.

Finally, Zig Zag is not just about physics or maths. They have to check out the remote past I was at the library, looking to buy new books and I heard a conversation between a seller and her client, to whom she was recommending this book described as a dark thriller mixed with physics and maths.

Zig Zag is a surprising novel.

Blanes theorizes that by using quantum physics and string theory he can build a machine that will enable researchers to see the past. He had to see some of those images. This looking-into-the-past only constitutes a short part of the novel.

The s and r letters are so twisted that they become almost gibberish, and a number of other letters are extremely similar to one another. While not quite up to Michael Crichton standard, this page-turner is sure to please thrillers fans.