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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. dgkaye says:

    Just added and read a bit of the sample. Thanks Olga. I do love books that bring in the human condition so I will read this book. I read John’s short – Fosse book and quite enjoy his style of writing. Thanks again for another interesting introduction. Hugs and stay safe! <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. John has told me this is the darkest he’ll ever go, and I’m already intrigued about his new book, quite a bit different to the rest. Have a fabulous week. And keep safe! ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks for sharing the inside scoop! Yes, stay safe! <3

  2. I laughed at the cast of characters. I would probably laugh at the insensitive parts and then feel really guilty! Sounds like a great (and bravely written) book.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. The weirdest thing is that, despite the extremes he explores, you can’t help but feel for some of the characters (I don’t think I’d want them as friends, but they all -or most- have their moments of true humanity), and Dick… Well. You might want to explore some of John’s other novels as well. He writes beautifully and all his characters are memorable. Stay safe.

  3. Ha! I’m relating to the title of the “non self help” book. Thanks for the heads-up, and your mindful review, Olga. I think I would enjoy this read, but would probably need to be in the right mood. I have an odd sense of humor. I might like it a lot. Best to John. Wishing you a wonderful new week. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, it is very quirky and has a pretty special sense of humour. I loved it. Ah, and I’ve just come from enjoying your song over at Tim’s. Way to go! Stay safe and keep singing and writing!

  4. You certainly do manage to ferret out some intriguing books, Olga. This one sounds very unusual and interesting. Another terrific review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. John Dolan was one of the first authors I met online, and I’ve long been a fan of his writing. He never disappoints. Have a lovely week and stay safe.

  5. From the description, it would not appeal. Just as well your very positive review changed my mind. It’s now on my list, but that list gets longer every day.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I think you’d enjoy it, and all of John’s books. I don’t even dare to look at my list. I can’t see the end of it any longer. Take care!

      1. He retweets some of my tweets, and I don’t even know him. 🙂

        1. He is one of the good ones. And he’s always hard working on some project or other. Like you. Keep safe.

  6. This sounds very intriguing and original, Olga. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. The author is always looking forward to new challenges, and he writes very well. Keep safe.

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