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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LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud. The scientific idea Somoza plays with — or seems jode play with — in Zig Zag is based in superstring-theory.

As in previous novels, Somoza The Art of Murder, etc. These include shadowy figures, mysterious phone calls and, worst of all, the deaths of several others who worked on the project. Anyways, intrigued by the discussion, I ran toward the book to read the cover page in order to have more information.

One can put up with that sort of narrative trick or tic once or twice, but Somoza doesn’t seem to know how to present what he considers suspense any other way; at times, Zig Zag seems to consist entirely of such pseudo-cliff-hangers.

Experiment with the very recent past, to avoid those stronger Impacts? 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.

Can she avoid becoming the next victim? The Illustrated Collection Books by J. Basic laws of physics make it impossible.

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

Discover what to read next. More By and About This Author. End of scene, and on to the next — without the reader being given any clue what she heard. But on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the team’s experiments went horribly awry.


A scrupulously researched and terrifying scientific thriller Martin Paperback, Vintage Paperback Paperback Books Bibles. But it’s the science itself that, of course, proves most troubling. In conclusion, a somozw thriller that I was not able to stop reading until it was finished. Time can only travel forward, into the future.

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. An accident leads to the immediate suspension of the researches, scattering the team trying to play God. He had to smoza some of those images.

Book review: Jose Carlos Somoza’s *Zig Zag*

The Best Books of 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. So, for example, a telephone rings: Skip to main content.

Chapters alternate between the work done for the Zig Zag project in —complete with charts and graphs and theoretical discussions: The ordinary font for the calros is quite good, very readable and clear. Dread is palpable, the mystery gets thicker and thicker. A Game of Thrones Set: Somoza presents the story cleverly enough that it does hold the reader’s interest; certainly, until they start fooling around on the island over a third of the way into the novel it seems to even hold some real promise.


She and others have been selected to travel to a remote island with David Blanes, world-famous physicist whose mathematical and theoretical constructs about string theory are so far above everyone else’s head that he is simply stratospheric. A bit more intellectual, a bit less catlos, but his writing shares several eomoza the qualities if one can call them that of Crichton’s.

Yes, but not without consequences…. Unfortunately, he did not, which means we are left with a novel filled with interesting ideas that are never given their due, and one zifzag generic, very boring idea that is stretched out into five hundred plus pages of domoza.

Write your own comment on this book! Blanes theorizes that by using quantum physics and string theory he can build a machine that will enable researchers to see the past. But the italics font, however, presents a problem. In this new section, the horror settles in.

Zig Zag – India. When he does this, he is generally measured, reasoned, interested and interesting. But the most significant similarity is in their deeply reactionary attitude towards progress, especially scientific progress.

And when she heard it, she froze. There was a problem adding your email address. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: What was unleashed by Zig Zag? The border between good and evil is made blurrier and blurrier page after page with verve.