Set in 2004 this novel tells the story of a man who believes he is Christopher Columbus. He finds himself in a mental institution. Nurse Consuela listen to all his stories hoping to discover how he really is. Each story portrays Columbus as a man who falls in love with every women he meets and all he wants to do is sail the oceans. Consuela listens to these stories hoping to discover the truth about this man.
Meanwhile Emile Germain, an Interpol officer is on the hunt for a missing person who is presumed dangerous. When his investigations lead him to Spain these two stories collide with each other.
It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book but once I did I was hooked onto every word. I found myself wanting to know more about this Christopher Columbus character and who he really is.
The novel was very well written and I loved the way the novel contained elements from both modern age Spain and the 15th century. However I felt that the book was all over the place and didn’t really feel the novel fitted into real life where it be in the mental asylum or modern day Spain.
I didn’t like the Interpol investigation I felt it didn’t really fit into the plot of the novel and I did feel the only reason it was there was to find out Christopher Columbus real identity.
Overall it was a well written novel but I just didn’t feel that certain elements of the plot fitted in with the novel.