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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. A nice review Olga,
    Hugs Galore

    1. Thanks, David. Lovely to see you around and enjoy the music you share. Take care! ♥

  2. Wonderful review, Olga. It sounds like Whitehead creates a strong sense of place and a complex character in Carney.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. He does, for sure. I must try to read some of his previous books as well, as it seems that he writes in all kinds of genres. And thanks for all your recommendations. 🙂

  3. This looks like my kind of book, and I’m sure it could be made into a very popular film too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, I’m sure you’d love this one, although I know you’re not in a reading mood at the moment. You’re right, although I think a miniseries would work better, as the structure would work wonderfully for three separate longish episodes. And if you read it, I bet you’ll be casting it as you go along. Keep well! 🙂

  4. This sounds like an interesting take on a criminal underworld premise, Olga. Have a good weekend.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, the format of the book is very interesting, and Whitehead is a fantastic writer. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. I remember you mentioning that this one was coming up, Olga. As always, you have made me more interested in the book than the description. I’m most intrigued. The description of Harlem in the 60s sounds very much like what I saw in DC before I left. Although the racial tensions had additional layers of conflict.
    I love the quote about the toilet, LOL. That’s how I felt about my “exploding” kitchen sink.
    Have a brilliant weekend. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Yes, Teagan. I remember we were talking about a Polaroid advert. It has plenty of gems and funny (and insightful) quotations, and the author is very talented, although I know you’re very pressed for time. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Love to Crystal and take care.

  6. Such a great review, Olga – this sounds like a very good read, and interesting to read about Harlem. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. He’s a great author, and I hope I’ll get to read many more of his books in the future. Have a lovely week.

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