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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. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie, and thanks to Terry for another one of her great recommendations. ♥

  2. This appeals to me a great deal, Olga, and I will be adding it to my wish list post haste. I like the concept of shifting moralities, and have always believed that any of us are capable of almost anything to survive. Survival is the most basic instinct in humans, whereas morality is a social and religious concept forced upon us by the need to live in a structured society. When that no longer exists, then all the rules are changed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I am sure you would appreciate this story. As you comment, the survival instinct is very strong and by setting the story in such a reduced setting, the author brings it to the fore and makes us question ourselves. Here is an author to follow. (Ah, and it’s impossible to read it without imagining it, so I’m sure you’ll be casting the story as you read it as well). Have a great Tuesday.

      1. Already casted! 🙂

        1. You do surprise me! 😉

  3. Wow! This book certainly reads unique and fascinating. I was shocked after reading the first two lines of the book description. This one is definitely going on my TBR list! Thanks for the review, Olga! <3 xx

    1. Thanks, Vasthi. It’s pretty out there, but I think you’ll enjoy it. It pulls no punches. Have a great week!

  4. At least it’s not something that I would constantly be reminded of another similar story. Although I doubt there are any feel-good moments… A very mindful review, Olga. Thank you. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Although I’m not a huge reader of sci-fi, I think you’re right. Yes, there are quite a few stories of people being stuck alone somewhere in the galaxy for one reason or another but the rest… I don’t think so. Although you’re right on the feel-good moment score as well. Big hugs and happy Wednesday!

  5. Lilyn G says:

    I go back and forth on this one- part of me wants to request it, the rest of me thinks I’ll probably just be grossed out. lol. it does sound like an interesting read though!

    1. It is, it is! But I know what you mean. To be honest, I have a strong stomach, but the worst thing comes when you put yourself in the shoes of the character and wonder if you’d be able to do something like that… (I think I already mentioned it to you, but I kept thinking about you when I was reading Survivors’ Club although I might be totally wrong…

  6. robbiecheadle says:

    This book sound awesome, Olga. Thank you for the recommendation.

    1. Thank you, Robbie. It’s a tough read but fascinating. Terry has impeccable taste!

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