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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 (22)

  1. Barkat’s collection sounds a bit experimental. I’m intrigued. It must have been difficult to review, but you’ve managed to pique my interest, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Yes, experimental is a good word for it. I know you love short stories (both reading and writing them) so I am sure you’d appreciate them as well. Have a great week!

  2. This sounds very intriguing, Olga, and I have made a note of it. I am not going to read it now as I have to stay focused on my current WIP. Books like this always give me new ideas and set me off on a new pathway of thoughts.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I know you have been looking at environmental issues, so I am sure there would be plenty here to get you interested. I understand what you mean as well. There are moments when we need to find new ideas, and others when we need to stay focused on what we are working on. Good luck with your WIP and have a great week. 🙂

  3. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. It is a unique collection.

  4. Well done, Olga. I can tell that you put a lot of work and thought into this review. I like that you suggested “Like in an exhibition of artworks, the important thing is what each one of them makes us feel.” That statement helps the entire book make sense. Thanks for sharing your insights. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It is an extraordinary debut, and I’m sure it will offer a unique experience to its readers. Stay well and take care. ♥

  5. I am impressed by the samples of that excellent writing, Olga. This could well be one I will buy.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know how fond you are of short stories, and you write great ones as well, so this might work at many different levels.Keep well and stay warm. Have a lovely week.

  6. dgkaye says:

    I always appreciate your detailed reviews and opinions. This book does seem a little different. Thanks for your review Olga. And happy weekend! <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. Different it is, for sure. I hope your issues with the blog are sorted. Have a good weekend and stay safe.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. Still not fixed but hope springs eternal. Happy weekend. <3

        1. Sending you and the blog positive thoughts. ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            Muchas gracias Olga <3

          2. ¡De nada! Abrazos.

          3. dgkaye says:

            Abrazos mi amiga. 🙂 x

  7. It does sound like this collection is out of the box Olga.. I tend to prefer my stories to come to a conclusion but have marked to explore further… thanks for the honest review.. xx

    1. Thanks, Sally. For me, it depends on the type of story. I found these stories fascinating both, as a reader, and as a writer as well. Beautifully written. Have a great week!

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