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Betsy Rosenberg Translator. The Zig Zag Kid is written in a more optimistic vein, and recounts thirteen-year-old Nonny Feuerberg's picturesque journey into adulthood. As Nonny's Bar Mitzvah year trip turns into an amazing adventure, he not only finds himself be David Grossman's classic novels See Under: Love and The Book of Intimate Grammar , earned him international acclaim as an author of childhood.
As Nonny's Bar Mitzvah year trip turns into an amazing adventure, he not only finds himself befriending a notorious criminal, and a great actress, but confronts the great mystery of his own identity.
With wit and humor, The Zig Zag Kid is a novel that explores the most fundamental questions of good and evil and speaks directly to both adults and teenagers. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 1st by Picador first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Zigzag Kid , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Zigzag Kid. Jul 22, Yedidah Cohen rated it really liked it. I read the book in its original Hebrew. Even in its original its starts of choppy and disorganized but it is really worth perservering with as the journey on the train becomes a journey into the question of "Who am I?
I;m glad I kept going. Its a great read! Apr 25, Galthebookeater rated it liked it. Overall, I liked this book. Although I had some issues with it Things I liked: The book was very unique and interesting, I really liked Nonno's journey, This book have some depth and messages in it that I really liked.
Also, the balance between the present tense and the past tense was very good, Grossman did a very good job in waving the two together and it was nice to see the stories intertwined. My favorite character in this book was definitely Felix. The relationship between Nonno and Felix was Overall, I liked this book. The relationship between Nonno and Felix was also great. Gabby was more of a background character, but I liked her a lot. The ending was good as well. Things I didn't like: This books does get repetitive and I found myself losing my attention and getting bored a lot of times.
The plot twists in this book were all very predictable, one of them I really disliked. One of my biggest problems with this book was Nonno.
I didn't like him very much and also did not care for him, he was so unrelatable to me, I never sympathized with him. The entire time I could feel the author pointing out how different Nonno is and how weird he is, to the point it felt forced and not realistic. Overall, my biggest problem was that I simply didn't care. I liked some characters, but I didn't feel them. I didn't care about the plot or anything really, it was interesting, but no more.
I think this is good a book that is not for everyone. View 2 comments. Jan 09, Tal rated it it was amazing. One of the most influential books I've ever read. I am one of those Zig Zag kids, who were different from other children, and this book managed to touch my heart and my soul. Apr 03, Erin rated it it was amazing. I found this in a drugstore in the working-class town of San Ramon, Costa Rica, where I was working building houses and had, as this was pre-kindle, not brought enough books.
My host mother told me that they had books but they would probably all be in Spanish, and I thought, well, that might be okay. But then there was this book, just sitting there in a turning display tower among children's coloring books and greeting cards, all in Spanish, and I thought, why is this here? When I asked the cler I found this in a drugstore in the working-class town of San Ramon, Costa Rica, where I was working building houses and had, as this was pre-kindle, not brought enough books.
When I asked the clerk, she said she didn't know where it had come from, so I bought it, along with some sunscreen you couldn't get in the States at the time because the FDA is corrupt. I read this book in the bathtub of the little resort in the cloud forest above San Ramon where I had gifted myself a birthday stay when my work assignment was over. I turned 30 in the middle of reading it. It's a perfect novel and I'm not just saying that because the universe sent it to me, specifically.
Dec 29, Tony rated it it was amazing Shelves: novels , setting-middle-east , translated-fiction , comingofage , own-loanable. Let me start by applauding an excellent translation from the Hebrew by Betsy Rosenberg. Only once or twice in reading this humorous coming of age tale did I recall it was a translation, which is always a good sign. The novel is written from the perspective of a year-old boy just about to have his Bar Mitzvah in late '60 or early '70s Israel.
Nonny is an only child, raised by a workaholic policeman father and his secretary girlfriend. At first we know little more than this, as the boy is pla Let me start by applauding an excellent translation from the Hebrew by Betsy Rosenberg.
At first we know little more than this, as the boy is placed by himself on a train to Haifa. Then, some odd events occur which had me worried that the book was headed into magical realism.
Fortunately, this is not the case, but the boy is involved in a wild several days where it is not clear what is truth and what is deception. The boy's character and the mystery of his mother is unveiled with in tantalizing tidbits. For me the tension mounted and mounted all the way to the end, when the boy fully learns and understands his past. Very nice.
View 1 comment. A magical mystery tour. Fun and surprising. A child like adventure told with adult flourish. I got this book largely by accident and found it a real treat.
Jun 13, Zoe Eden rated it it was amazing. Mysterious, fascinating, couldn't stop reading for one minute. Slowly details are revealed and you get to know the characters whitch are interesting, and ambivalent. I recommend wormly. Jun 30, Rob Hood rated it did not like it. This book is not my cup of tea. Aug 14, Oron rated it really liked it Shelves: , hb , other-format , something-borrowed. An interesting read with some interesting charecters. Deals with the always-relevant issue of who we are - are we defined by our parents and past deeds?
The protagonist is an almostyears old boy, with some very interesting thoughts and complicated view of the world. I wonder what the 13 years old version of me would have thought about this kid and this story - which is aimed at YA audience. I didn't remember the plot so decided to read it once I got the book.
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