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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 (16)

  1. Good review, Olga. I like the idea of a coming-of-age story with body issues and a young man as the protagonist. I’ve seen SO many with young women as protagonists (as if boys can’t get fat and feel self-conscious about it).

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Yes, it is a different take on the matter, and the fact that he always plays fat characters and that becomes part of his identity (and his job, even) adds another dimension to the issue. Have a great week.

  2. Thanks you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. Not the usual take on the genre.

  3. I might not read something like this, but good to see it feature a young man for a change.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, it is a different way of talking about it, and the background is interesting. Stay well and have a good week.

  4. Thanks for this, Olga. I appreciate the thoughtful way you handled reviewing a very touchy subject.
    It’s certainly my “F word”. I’m glad a mention was included about the author’s personal history impacting the story. That balanced my first reaction to a “slim person assuming to know what it’s like.” Wishing Dan success. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. There is a lot in the story about who can tell the story and the way stories are told, so it is fascinating from that point of view as well. But yes, I know what you mean all too well. Have a lovely week, Teagan.

  5. dgkaye says:

    Hi Olga. I enjoyed your honest review of this book and like the male perspective of an issue mostly brought up by women. Adding to my wish list, knowing there are many other books I need to read first.
    I hope you are well. I’m still on vacay so I’m only popping in and out of blogs randomly. Hugs xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. I hope you’re enjoying your time in the sun and you’re relaxing a bit. Even on a normal schedule, it is impossible to keep up with everything (reading, blogs, and what’s going on around), so popping in and out sounds OK to me. I won’t mention my reading list. Thankfully they are not physical books, otherwise, they would have kicked me out of the house long ago and they would be bursting out of the windows! Stay well! ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Lol, I know what you mean Olga. Thank goodness for my Kindle, as I had to take out 4 books from my carryon bag as the weight was just too much. <3

  6. HI Olga, I only managed to read this now. It’s been a crazy week. This sounds like quite a different sort of novel, I can think of any other book I’ve read like it except for Fattipuffs and Thinifers. Thanks for this interesting review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie, and don’t worry. I hope the crazy has been good, as I know you’re always very busy. And I wish you a more relaxing weekend. Stay well, Robbie, and all the best to your family.

  7. This sounds like a very interesting story, that would be helpful for many young people. A great review, Olga. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Yes, I hope it reaches many young people struggling with those issues. Have a lovely weekend.

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