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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.

Comments (20)

  1. Lilyn G says:

    I think I know someone to recommend this to 🙂 Looks good!

    1. Thanks, Lilyn. This is not for everyone but it is a challenge well worth it. ♥

  2. I started out intrigued, but then I was disappointed by the mention of ‘Olde English’. I find it hard to tackle books where the author uses such constructs, especially if they change them in other parts of the book. This left me a little puzzled, and ultimately unconvinced.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. You might want to check a sample of the book. This is not a book for all readers, and I’m not sure I know why the author chose this particular style, but I’m always happy to see people trying something different. I finished reading a book yesterday that is doing great everywhere, but to be honest, it’s same old, same old.

  3. This sounds very interesting, Olga. Old English takes a lot of mental effort for me though so I will have to save this for a time when I am on holiday.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. When I was approached about reviewing this book (that I found interesting as soon as I read the description), I hesitated when I checked the sample but I decided to give it a go. And, to be honest, once you’ve been reading for a little while, you get used to it and forget all about the way it is written. (Well, you are conscious of it, but it doesn’t get in the way of the story). Have a great day.

  4. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. A very special book.

  5. Puzzling indeed, Olga. It makes one wonder… Anyway, this is review is quite well done. Thank you, Olga. You’ve pointed out several important things about the book that I would want to know before investing my time. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It’s good to see that there are writers happy to experiment and write what they want and publisher ready to help them find an audience. Have a great Tuesday.

  6. What a wonderful review. You’ve given me everything I need for my go-nogo decision. Delightful, Olga. I’m off to subscribe to your blog!

    1. Thanks, Jacqui. Loved your post too. I know it is difficult to keep up with so many great blogs, but what a luxury! 🙂

  7. Sounds fascinating, Olga. <3

    1. Thanks, Colleen. That, it is. ♥

  8. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic review and sounds intriguing to read Olga. I may take a pass though, it’s the old English that doesn’t inspire me. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. That was what put me off, to begin with (as I tend to use text-to-speech if I’m doing other things) but it was worth it. Although we have so many things to read, it’s difficult to make time for everything.

      1. dgkaye says:

        True words! 🙂

        1. We’ll keep climbing the reading list mountain. ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            That’s it! 🙂 x

          2. 🙂

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