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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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. Anyways, intrigued by the discussion, I ran toward the book to read the cover page in order to have more information.

Satisfied, I bought it and finished reading it in only three days. 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. An accident leads to the immediate suspension of the researches, scattering the team trying to play God.

Ten years later, Elisa Robledo, brilliant physicist, feels that she is in danger. With her old teammates, she goes back to the origin of the tragedy, on this atoll, where they profaned timed. Zig Zag is a surprising novel. 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.

Another positive element in this book are the characters. Each character has his own traits, his past, his secrets. The reader is successively inclined to like then doubt each person, and vice versa.

The border between good and evil is made blurrier and blurrier page after page with verve. Besides, no spoilerbut a special award must be attributed to the bad guy of the book, the mysterious killer.


Zig Zag by Jose Carlos Somoza – FictionDB

Again, the flashbacks made it possible according to me. I found their use really relevant and easy to follow, but I have to confess that I love a book or a movie with a non linear plot. 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.

Considered as a sci-fi book, this book is a terrifying thriller with a surprising efficacy.

Zig Zag by Jose Carlos Somoza and Jose C. Somoza (2008, Paperback)

Dread is palpable, the mystery gets thicker and thicker. The author even risks using a zihzag horrific writing style in the second part of sonoza book which creates an even more pressing atmosphere, and also, from a more technical point of view, enable to diversify the writing. This second part of the book appears to be a sort of whole new book inside the first one. In this new section, the horror settles in. Close your eyes, and you are on the atoll.


Zig Zag is here, and watches. Hemoglobin finds its place and punctuates quite generously the novel from then on. This revived tension, those mysterious deaths may remind you of a gorier And Then There Were None carlso a certain extent. Do not try to escape, you will not be able to.

The insomnia experienced by the scientists on the island is contagious…. Finally, Zig Zag is not just about physics or maths. In reality, this book tackles history, psychology, sickness, politics, sociologie and even religion.


Indeed, the zitzag encompasses each page of this captivating thriller where everything goes out of control very quickly! The scientific experiments are an open door to a downward spiral: Seeing Jerusalem in 33? Yes, but not without consequences…. In conclusion, a brilliant thriller that I was not able to stop reading until it was finished. I discovered and was frightened at the same time as the characters — I strongly encourage carlow not to read this book at 3AM in the morning like I might have done.

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