EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk


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    read & download Waiting for Columbus EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk review Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Thomas Trofimuk Well of course I think it's brilliant I wrote it

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    Thomas Trofimuk Ø 8 summary review Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Thomas Trofimuk read & download Waiting for Columbus 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 diffe

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    EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk 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

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    EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk review Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Thomas Trofimuk read & download Waiting for Columbus 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

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    Thomas Trofimuk Ø 8 summary EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk Book Description from Shelfari A man arrives at an insane asylum in contemporary Spain claiming to be the legendary navigator Christopher Columbus Who he really is and the events that led him to break with reality lie at the center of this novel Found in the treacherous Strait of Gibraltar the mysterious man who calls himself Columbus appea

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    EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk Thomas Trofimuk Ø 8 summary review Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Thomas Trofimuk 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

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    EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk Thomas Trofimuk Ø 8 summary read & download Waiting for Columbus I feel cheated by this novel The uestion is—does the wonderfully touchy and tragic ending justify the long toil the stor

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    EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk 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 rav

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    read & download Waiting for Columbus EBOOK READ (Waiting for Columbus) ç Thomas Trofimuk 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

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    read & download Waiting for Columbus review Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Thomas Trofimuk Thomas Trofimuk Ø 8 summary 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 tha

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Waiting for Columbus summary ✓ 108 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

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Waiting for Columbus summary ✓ 108 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. 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 really showed how amazingly talented the writer is This book is set in an insane asylum which is what first drew me into this book where there is a man who is claiming that he is Christopher Colombus and is taken care by a caring nurse called Consuela It is a very intriguing book to read and it is very easy to get wrapped upto it as you hear Christoper Colombus telling his life story you look forward to reading of what he believes is happening in his life It shows a nice caring side of the nurses that worked in insane asylum at that time All of the characters are very vividly described and they make the book all that bit exciting and realistic The author has done an amazing job in describing the characters the setting in such a way that it makes the reader feel like you are actually there I also loved how the author manages to tie up all of the loose ends so that it nicely finishes the book The character of Consuela was my favourite one I found her easy to get along with and easy to read about she was a character that could easily have been a real people her feelings toward Christopher Colombus are totally believable and relatable A truly excellent read and one that I could happily read over and over again without getting tired of it

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Waiting for Columbus summary ✓ 108 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. Book Description from Shelfari A man arrives at an insane asylum in contemporary Spain claiming to be the legendary navigator Christopher Columbus Who he really is and the events that led him to break with reality lie at the center of this novel Found in the treacherous Strait of Gibraltar the mysterious man who calls himself Columbus appears to be just another delirious mental patient until he begins to tell the true story of how he famously obtained three ships from Spanish royalty It s Nurse Consuela who listens to these fantastical tales of adventure and romance and tries desperately to make sense of why this seemingly intelligent man has been locked up and why no one has come to visit As splintered fragments of the man beneath the facade reveal a charming yet guarded individual Nurse Consuela can t avoid the inappropriate longings she begins to feel Something terrible caused his break with reality and she can only listen and wait as Columbus spins his tale to the very endMy ThoughtsThe closest analogy I can come up with to describe this book is watching a photograph develop in a darkroom At first you see nothing but a few shades of gray here and there Then the borders come into focus Then the full picture begins to fill in becoming clearer and clearer until you are looking at the fully formed photographIn this book the photograph being developed is the man claiming to be Christopher Columbus Of course since it is 2004 we know he isn t the real Christopher Columbus But who is he and why is he claiming to be Columbus We join Nurse Consuela in listening to Columbus s fanciful and detailed accounts of his adventures Yet his tales are filled with anachronisms that bring into focus little by little who this man really is in the present day and what happened to cause his break with realityTrofimuk does a brilliant job in creating the atmosphere and rhythm of Columbus s stories You know how you read books and you can just visualize everything that is happening as if you are watching a movie I felt like this throughout this book and I m not even sure how Trofimuk pulled this off When I was reading I just felt very present in the story as if I was there watching it happen So when Columbus is telling one his tales of his explorations and suddenly a cell phone rings in his story it is jarring as if you were watching a movie set in the Middle Ages and suddenly a car drove by in the backgroundI think this is the brilliance of the book Like Nurse Consuela you begin to fall in love a little bit with Columbus and his outsized personality and adventures So when you are shockingly and repeatedly reminded that he is NOT Columbus and instead a man who has had a break with reality you are jerked back into the real world And as the book moves ever closer to revealing the man behind Columbus and why he took on this persona you begin to mourn the loss of Columbus just as Nurse Consuela must deal with her feelings of losing her patient as he begins to healThis was a beautifully written book that works its way under your skin At its heart this is a story of love loss grief heartbreak loneliness and how our minds cope with these emotions It is a book meant to be read slowly and savored and I suspect it will leave its mark on you like it did me If you like literary fiction with a melancholy bent this book is a must read

  • ebook
  • 384
  • Waiting for Columbus
  • Thomas Trofimuk
  • English
  • 01 March 2020
  • 9780385532068