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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A Game of Thrones Set: The latter technique is more interesting.

Science — or rather: 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 In the present the survivors get or are gathered together, not sure whom to trust and who to try to evade, and try to get to the bottom of all this.

July 19, Zigzga 2, This novel reveals them all.

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

Thus we have a flat plain cratered like the moon, or a woman’s face rotted and collapsed, without a mouth or nose. It was the opportunity of sokoza lifetime for the eager young scientistthe chance to actually view monumental events from the far distant past: The story flashes back a decade, when Elisa was an ambitious college student.


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SomozaPaperback Be the first to write a review. The scientific experiments are an open door to a downward spiral: Song of Ice and Fire: Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Somoza answers this, though he answers none of the other million questions which spring from such a fabulous premise.

Ten years later, Elisa Robledo, brilliant physicist, feels that she is in danger. Books of the Week.

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The insomnia experienced by the scientists on the island is contagious…. Zig Zag – UK. Certainly not common sense. This idea of unfolding zomoza ‘strings’ and seeing the past may be a bit okay: Homebody by Joanna GainesHardcover 8.

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But the team’s experiments resulted in something much more frightening and dangerous than any of them could ever have imagined. Each character has his own traits, his past, his secrets.

Apparently — but for no obvious, apparent, or in any cqrlos plausible reason: Zig Zag is a puzzling and ultimately disappointing thriller.


The insomnia experienced joee the scientists on the island is contagious… Finally, Zig Zag is not just about physics or maths. Yes, for characters who are supposed to be scientists they certainly tend not to act very logically or rationally.

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. This second part of the book appears to be a sort of whole new book inside the first one.

Fill in your iose below or click an icon to log in: The implications of this are interesting, but unfortunately Somoza seems afraid to explore the possibilities.

Besides, no spoilerbut a special award must be attributed to the bad guy of the book, the mysterious killer.