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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. I tend to avoid real-life books on medical issues and terminal illness. After working so long as an EMT, I find it a lot like going back to work. Losing two friends to cancer in the last six months, I have also had enough recent hands-on experience of visiting hospices, and watching loved ones die. This might be a book for those facing a similar bleak outcome. They may be encouraged by it, or supported by it, and it will surely be a legacy for the author’s family too. But such subjects are not for me.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I totally understand, Pete. After my father died I also avoided the subject. This was the first book about it I read afterwards. The book has done very well and I hope that is some sort of consolation to his wife and child. They are not for everyone. Tomorrow, the giveaway.

  2. Oddly, this was the first book about death I read after my own father’s death. Was I looking for answers? I don’t know if I was. I agree with what I think is a very fair review of it.

    1. Thanks, Mary. In my case, I wanted to see if I could read something about the subject and wondered how a professional would write about it. Take care.

  3. Thanks for featuring this book review here too, Olga. I had not heard of this book. I don’t think I’m ready to read it though. 🙂

    1. I did hesitate for a long while. Particularly his wife’s contribution is very moving. Not an easy read, though, especially depending on one’s personal circumstances.

  4. dgkaye says:

    Olga, I’ve been wanting to read this for awhile now but I have many before I get to it. I already have it. 🙂 Big surprise. I told you we like many of the same books. I love anything medical. 🙂

    1. You’re right, as usual, Debby. Looking forward to reading what you thought of it. 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:

        I’ll be sure to let you know. You do know my TBR is bursting, a lot because of you lol. 🙂

        1. Sorry! 😉 Now it will slow down…

          1. dgkaye says:

            Lol 🙂

  5. I don’t think I could read this book. My Mom had breast cancer and received the all clear two years ago. Recently my husband had a stage 1 melanoma removed. I think it would be to traumatic. I think you review debates the style of writing, purpose and your own feelings about it extremely well.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I didn’t read anything on the topic for a long while after my father died but this was the first book that made me reconsider it. I understand perfectly well that it is too personal a subject. I hope you Mom nad your husband are both well. Take lots of care and all the best.

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