Mind Map of Love (Novel)
Going away in order to arrive. The Munich businessman Christian Zott set off on a 5000 kilometer journey. On foot, almost 40 kilometers a day through the South of Europe from the most westerly point in Portugal to the Eastern border on the Bosporus. The book, which was developed during this hike, is an unusual reflection on the forms of love in our times.
In “Mind Map of Love” Christian Zott takes his readers on a journey through a universal love story, from the magic of the first night to deep, intimate love – or to desperation, hate and violence. What’s special about this novel: the readers can themselves decide the fate of the main figures Romeo and Juliet. After many of the individual episodes there are turning points at which the reader can decide how the story progresses. The result is an original novel that is a multifaceted kaleidoscope of love in 11 different variations.
A mind map is used in psychology and in the management field as a cognitive technique to order and visualize one’s thoughts. Christian Zott used this tool to delve deeper into the phenomenon “love”. His novel “Mind Map of Love” is comprised of 21 chapters in the form of complete, self-contained short stories. These take place at various locations – mostly European cities but also pastoral scenescapes – which are never specifically named but which are always clearly identifiable.