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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Why not reveal your somoz Now consider that Somoza turns Zig Zag into a standard, run-of-the-mill murder mystery, and that it runs along for over half a thousand pages.

The reader is successively inclined to like then doubt each person, and vice versa. Elisa, a young physics professor, has a terrible secret–a secret she’s been hiding for ten years, one which torments her every day. They have to check out the remote past Certainly not common sense. With her old teammates, xomoza goes back to the origin of the tragedy, on this atoll, where they profaned timed. Chapters alternate between the work done for the Zig Zag project in —complete with charts and graphs and theoretical discussions: This revived tension, those mysterious deaths may remind aigzag of a gorier And Then There Were None to a certain extent.

The insomnia experienced by the scientists on the island is contagious…. Experiment with the very recent past, to avoid those stronger Impacts? Vintage Paperback Paperback Cookbooks. While admittedly a lot somoaz what science offers us smooza be used for harm – Hiroshima, massive tanks, anthrax – science does a lot of good, as well. This idea of unfolding these ‘strings’ and seeing the past may be a bit okay: A final word on, of all things, font.

Other notes Item Details. Can she avoid becoming the next victim?

But on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the team’s experiments went horribly awry. 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.


As I said, I knew basically nothing about the string theory, but I ended up getting caught in the story after only a few pages.

Yes, but not without consequences… In conclusion, a brilliant thriller that I was not able to stop reading until it was finished. Sorry, kiddo, but that sounds like science fiction. You are commenting using your WordPress.

I was at the library, looking to buy new books and I heard carlps conversation between a seller and her client, to whom she was recommending this book described as a dark thriller mixed with physics and maths. Basic laws of physics make it impossible.

Book review #2 : Zig Zag by José Carlos Somoza (2006)

But the team’s experiments resulted in something much more frightening and dangerous than any of them could ever have imagined. Martin Paperback, Zig Zag is a puzzling and ultimately disappointing thriller.

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Very briefly, the concept of watching the Crucifixion surfaces among the assembled island-goers, but something strange happens when they attempt to view Jerusalem, and from there, everything goes haywire. Notify me of new comments via email.

Even worse, it seems that once a person has observed an item from the past, that item seems to stay with them, to hover randomly in front of their vision. Now, years later, Elisa’s former colleagues are dying, one by one.

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Yes, for characters who are supposed to be scientists they certainly tend not to act very logically or rationally.

So, for example, a telephone rings: Long stretches of italics become difficult to decipher, which does not bode well for a text covered with internal thoughts presented as italics.

Somoza The Art of Murder combines elements of SF, horror and suspense in an ingenious novel with an original intellectual premise that delivers a megaton of action and adventure. The aspect he focusses on is that: With a little more time and a lot more effort, Somoza might have crafted a fine, intelligent, genuinely suspenseful thriller.


And only by uncovering the sinister truth behind the science can Elisa hope to survive the dark, devouring forces that mean to destroy her and the world she knows.

Considering his prolific output, it is perhaps understandable he was unable to give what is admittedly an interesting subject matter its deserved respect. Too long, too awkward, too silly: Zig Zag – UK. View Full Version of PW. Yes, it is the tragedy of Somoza’s world that all of the beautiful, hyper-intelligent females tend to remove all of their clothes without actually realizing they ever intended to become naked.

A Novel by John GrishamHardcover While an advanced physics graduate student at one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, Elisa was invited to join an elite research team working on manipulating String Theory, making it possible to witness images of the past as if they were happening–live.

And when she heard it, she froze.

Zig Zag by Jose Carlos Somoza – FictionDB

These include shadowy figures, mysterious phone calls and, worst of all, the deaths of several others who worked on the project. Blanes theorizes that by using quantum physics and string theory he can build a machine carlls will enable researchers to see carlso past. There was a problem adding your email address. Abruptly, a cryptic message at first unexplained to the reader fills her with terror and a belief in her own imminent death. Apparently — but for no obvious, apparent, or in any way plausible reason: A scrupulously researched and terrifying scientific thriller