The diary of a quiet man.
Just a few hours before leaving for his second trip around the world, J. J. Benítez receives a letter from the US. He gets to open it but never reads it. Juanjo embarks on the cruiser Costa Deliziosa and, in full navigation, the coronavirus pandemic arises. And so what was meant to be a pleasure trip turns into chaos. The writer keeps a logbook in which he records everyday life. First come the characters, the unique stories of people of several nationalities who share the desire to have fun and live life to the fullest. But little by little the emotional themes and the fear of contagion start showing in the story. In the background, the research and the questions that Benítez always likes to raise. Upon their arrival to Spain, Juanjo reads the letter from California and is stunned. Nothing is what it seems. The end of the book is heart-stopping.
The Great Yellow Catastrophe is a dizzying mix of adventure, talk, fear, and hope.