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Enchanted by his spirit Who is Columbus Where did he come from This dazzling story about one man’s painstaking search for truth and loyalty will haunt the reader long after the final page  From the Trade Paperback editi. Here s another book that defies the star system for me It s somewhere between a 4 I really liked this and a 5 it was awesome Early on I wasn t uite certain how I felt about this book I found myself confused initially perhaps because I was reading a few pages at a time Over the weekend I was finally able to get down dirty and read I had first heard about Waiting for Columbus on a Booksonthenightstand podcast Ann Kingman raved about it not only once but at least two other times that I recall I respect Ann s opinion so knew this would be on my list But what really sealed the deal was reading a listener s comments posted by Ann Tanya talks about this book in a post titled A Story Too Good to Stay Buried in the CommentsYou can read the post at I m also gong to copy it in its entirety here at the end of my comments I really don t want you to miss this one Simply put it is a novel about a psychiatric patient in a hospital in contemporary Spain who claims he is Christopher Columbus and the nurse who listens to his stories in an attempt to understand him But don t let the simplicity fool you The tale winds back and forth in time and over continents and oceans like a cresting and sometimes crashing wave This Columbus is not the Columbus of my school books Here he is a man with many desires not only the uest for adventure and finding the new world but also a voracious lover of women I felt like a voyeur listening in as he relates his story to Consulea his nurse Be certain to set aside some time to get into it It merits a few pages than usual to get hooked My sincere thanks to both Ann and Tanya for leading me to this book It is one beautiful story A Story Too Good to Stay Buried in the CommentsBy Ann Kingman If you ve ever blogged you know that it can sometimes feel like a lot of work I confess that there are many times when I d rather be reading a book then blogging about reading a book But then every so often I am reminded of the incredible community that has sprung up here and I realize that I get so much from your participation that it could never really be just work I had an experience like that just recently It happened in the comments of Josh Christie s post Bring on the Tears Tanya s comments and subseuent expansion on those comments were so powerful that I had to pull them out and give them their own spaceIn his post Josh asked What book made you cry Tanya who works for an audiobook publisher answered This year I read WAITING FOR COLUMBUS by Thomas Trofimuk which had such a powerful denouement that I broke down as did my husband who narrated it in fact you can hear him break down on the recording He wanted to go back and fix it but it was such an honest reading that when he tried to pull back it ended up sounded fake So the original reading standsI feel like I ve known Tanya for a long time thanks to her interaction with us here at Books on the Nightstand but I had no idea that her husband was an audiobook narrator and had no inkling that he narrated this book that I loved so much Of course I needed to know so I asked Tanya to tell us the whole story Here it is Last April you mentioned WAITING FOR COLUMBUS in a blogpodcast That s all you did mention it but for some reason I became obsessed with it I literally couldn t wait until August to read the book but I had no way to legitimately personally reuest an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher so I asked my boss to look into getting a galley I was shocked when he came back and told me that our company had acuired the audiobook rights for the bookThe manuscript came to Blackstone and I was so excited but I was soon thwarted in my attempts to pre read it My husband Grover Gardner who is the studio director for the company always vets the galleys in order to make casting choices He got the first crack at Waiting For Columbus and after reading the first chapter insisted that he himself was going to narrate He pre read the whole of the book and finished right before dinner one night Fork midway between plate and mouth he stopped started crying and left the table He walked the dog for an hour and a half All because of Waiting For Columbus Of all the books he has narrated this had never happened before When he came back from his time out I suspiciously ueried him as to whether the book was that maudlin He shook his head and only said You ll see I insisted on being the recording engineer for the book We were in the booth The first land mine hit and I was affected but okay The second land mine hit and I could barely hold it together Grover even though he had already read the book fell apart again It is not maudlin but beautifully and powerfully written The book has become a very personal experience for each of us and both of usEven now months after we cut the master I can uote certain passages and there is one passage in particular which still sends me into a paroxysm of emotion The book had another impact on me in a much general way I now search out books written by poet novelists I ve come to appreciate Ondaatje s and Margaret Atwater s word crafting in particular but it was Thomas Trofimuk s words that found their way to my heart firstAnyway that s probably way than you wanted to know but there it isFor those who may be interested in the audiobook you can listen to a sample at the Blackstone Audiobooks page for the titleTanya thank you so very much for sharing your story It s amazing and moving and I can t wait to listen to the audio with your and Grover s experience in mind Витез заточнк one man’s painstaking search for truth and loyalty will haunt the reader long after the final page  From the Trade Paperback editi. 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On a beautiful April morning a man is brought to an insane asylum in contemporary Spain claiming to be the legendary navigator Christopher Columbus Found in the treacherous Straight of Gibraltar he is clearly delusional an. Well of course I think it s brilliant I wrote it Anton of Gibraltar he is clearly delusional an. Well Missing, Assumed Dead of course I think it s brilliant I wrote it

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D has suffered a trauma so severe that he has turned away from reality As he spins the tall tales of adventure and romance of someone who existed in the late fifteenth century the lonely Nurse Consuela can’t help but be. TRITECan you imagine One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest meeting Mills and Boon Well it happened in this book This terrible mawkish sentimental story is set in an insane asylum where the nurse falls in love with the patient who if he wasn t insane you would have to conclude is the most extravagant bullshitter on the face of the earthI blame the author It is basically cheating to put a large part of the story into the mouth of a character who is insane because then you can abdicate all responsibility for the fact that it doesn t make any sense It is further cheating to abandon any notion of point of view so that the character telling the story about himself is also telling you things that he could not possibly know like what other characters are thinking Further it is ridiculous to suggest that a SPANISH doctor could not work out from his accent alone that his patient is CANADIAN It is ridiculous to suggest that a female nurse would be swimming naked while her patient watched It is ridiculous to suggest that a psychiatric nurse would be so baffled by all the patient s mumbo jumbo that she begins to attribute some sort of magical powers to him I mean how did he manage to get Federica to make him a cup of coffee every day Wow SpookyPlease I beg you don t read this book if you know ANYTHING about psychiatry Or literature Or for that matter reality Because you will probably hate this book as much as I did The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of adventure and romance Where I’m Calling From of someone who existed in the late fifteenth century the lonely Nurse Consuela can’t help but be. TRITECan you imagine One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest meeting Mills and Boon Well it happened in this book This terrible mawkish sentimental story is set in an insane asylum where the nurse falls in love with the patient who if he wasn t insane you would have to conclude is the most extravagant bullshitter The Accidental Activist on the face Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of the earthI blame the author It is basically cheating to put a large part Brenda has a dragon in her blood of the story into the mouth Divan Of Rudaki of a character who is insane because then you can abdicate all responsibility for the fact that it doesn t make any sense It is further cheating to abandon any notion Choice Stories for Children of point Öbür Divan of view so that the character telling the story about himself is also telling you things that he could not possibly know like what Summary of Homo Deus other characters are thinking Further it is ridiculous to suggest that a SPANISH doctor could not work Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes out from his accent alone that his patient is CANADIAN It is ridiculous to suggest that a female nurse would be swimming naked while her patient watched It is ridiculous to suggest that a psychiatric nurse would be so baffled by all the patient s mumbo jumbo that she begins to attribute some sort The Teams Milking Cow of magical powers to him I mean how did he manage to get Federica to make him a cup A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of coffee every day Wow SpookyPlease I beg you don t read this book if you know ANYTHING about psychiatry Or literature Or for that matter reality Because you will probably hate this book as much as I did

  • ebook
  • 384
  • Waiting for Columbus
  • Thomas Trofimuk
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9780385532068

10 thoughts on “Waiting for Columbus

  1. says:

    Well of course I think it's brilliant I wrote it

  2. says:

    The star system is very odd One compares apples and oranges and they both can have the same amount of stars though they satisfy completely different needs So to clarify my grading I am going to employee meals some books a

  3. says:

    Author Thomas TrofimukPublished 03092010Recommended for fans of historical fictionromanceWhen I started reading this book it immediately caught hold of my attention and just wouldn't let it go at all This book was extremely addictive I just wouldn't put the book down This is the first book that I have read by this author and it real

  4. says:

    TRITECan you imagine One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest meeting Mills and Boon? Well it happened in this book This terrible ma

  5. says:

    Book Description from Shelfari A man arrives at an insane asylum in contemporary Spain claiming to be the legendary navigator Chris

  6. says:

    It was well written and the idea behind it was compelling But I had a hard time getting into the book Maybe it wasn’t what I was in the mood for or maybe it was just lacking something that I can’t uite put my finger on 

  7. says:

    I feel cheated by this novel The uestion is—does the wonderfully touchy and tragic ending justify the long toil the story took us through to reach the end? I was actually so very close never to reach it because the first 350 pages made me so agitated I wanted to leave the book unfinished on a few occasions Even now when I turned the last pa

  8. says:

    Here's another book that defies the star system for me It's somewhere between a 4 I really liked this and a 5 “it was awesome” Early on I wasn’t uite certain how I felt about this book I found myself confused initially perhaps because I

  9. says:

    I DNF'd this Got well over halfway through and 90% of what I'd read was just the male character telling stories about the various women he slept with in a really creepy way and I was supposed to believe it was these stories that made Consuela fall in love with him? Okay And Consuela herself was completely one dimensional and seemed like a female character that could only be written by a male author who doesn't know much about women

  10. says:

    Some of the language in this book is uite poetic The idea of a man so traumatised that he retreats into a fantasy of being Columbus is very interesting Unfortunately I do not like the execution of the ideaNiggles 1 All that talk of women drove me insane I understood it was going to lead up to some real life girlfriend or wife at some point b

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