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OlgaNunez
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.

Comments (20)

  1. Excellent review. It sounds like a complex, interesting book.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. It is, but at the same time very moving. Enjoy the week and keep well.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. A great author to follow.

  2. This does indeed sound like a book of our times, a warning of a future that is no longer so implausible. It might be a stretch for a feature film, but I am guessing it would make a compelling drama series on something like Netflix.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Pete. You are right. It would be amazing if somebody could manage to bring it to the screen making it full justice, but some of the scenes are so descriptively incredible that it would take some doing. Have a lovely week, Pete.

  3. Thanks for this intriguing review, Olga. It goes to show the importance of a mindful review — based on the title and cover, I would not have expected this story to be what is described. (I *do* like the title very much though.) I also find the Kabbalah reference very intriguing. Best wishes to Nicholas. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I know what you mean, and we come to fully understand the title towards the end of the novel (although the image is very symbolic). I think you’d be fascinated by this book, and I did think of you at times when reading some of the dream-like experiences of the characters. Enjoy the rest of the week, Teagan!

  4. This sounds like an interesting dystopian novel. Most dystopia is, in my opinion, black and white, because it is designed to present an extreme set of circumstances. A great review, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. This is a fascinating book. I think you’re right about dystopias, although sometimes real life doesn’t feel that far off from the extremes either. Do take care and keep safe. ♥

  5. dgkaye says:

    Sounds like an interesting read Olga with your wonderful review as always, despite it not being my genre. 🙂 Stay safe! xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. It’s quite a reading experience. Not one of my usual genres, either, but this author doesn’t do standard genre books. Keep well and stay safe. 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga, you too. 🙂 x

  6. Excellent review Olga and it sounds like it is a book that may be looked back on in the not too distant future as we now look back at Orwell’s predictions for 1984…He died very young and never lived to see 1984 but I wonder what he would think of our world today and the parallels to his writings.. xx

    1. You are right, Sally. I also wonder about that. I’ve also just finished reading another one of Terry Tyler’s books, and it’s impossible not to look around us and worry. Take care and thanks for your ongoing support, Sally.

      1. I agree Terry’s books are getting closer to reality as the months go by… I feel we are on the edge of a massive shift but not sure in which direction..xx

        1. Yes. I know exactly what you mean. Scary, but let’s hope it isn’t as bad… Take care. ♥

  7. Wow, Olga – this sounds like a very imaginative and original read. Toni x

    1. The author is very original and always manages to combine elements of various genres and create compelling stories. Keep safe, Toni, and many thanks.

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