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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. I love the sound of this book. I can understand why it wouldn’t be for everyone, though. Great review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Yes, I think people who haven’t read the original Dracula would be better off starting there, but it is an interesting twist on the story. Have a wonderful week!

  2. I read both ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ many years ago. I have not read any vampire novels since, not even the books of Anne Rice. (Though I really enjoyed the film adaptation of ‘Interview with the vampire’.)
    I doubt this one will be for me, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I think you’re right, Pete. Not to worry. I know your list is quite long, and there are a few books coming up on my blog that you might be more interested in. Oh, I also enjoyed Interview with the Vampire and read the book, but didn’t read the rest. Stay well and try to keep cool.

  3. HI Olga, I do not want to read a variation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula which is one of my favourite books. Thanks for the review (and what I took as a warning). I have purchased The picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde so I am very happy about that.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, you got it right. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a great book, although his style might not suit everybody. His descriptions of places, people, and mental states are fabulous, and I am sure you’ll appreciate the novel. Stay well and enjoy the rest of the week!

  4. dgkaye says:

    As always Olga, I love your reviews and appreciate your honesty. You know this one isn’t in my wheelhouse. 🙂 x

    1. Yes, I imagined that, although the epistolary style of the narrative made me think of your recent post about it. Have a beautiful weekend. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Lol, of course it did for me too. Happy weekend my friend. <3

  5. Hi, Olga. I’m very sorry to be so late. Tuesdays are my doctor’s appointment, and it was just a weird few days.
    Yes, this is a different review for you, but the surprise of how it is different, kept me on my toes. I enjoyed your honest, straightforward reactions. I’m chuckling at the prospect of “Dracula meets Little Women,” you know how my mind works… Although I understand what you meant. Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs on the wing!

    1. No need to worry, Teagan. I hope things are a bit less weird now. As you’ve realised, this was a bit of a weird one for me. It did remind me of a Spanish author I know, who published many books, and many of them are horror stories that are pretty formulaic, but not a bad read. He is a big fan of the genre, and it definitely comes through his novels. I hope you have a peaceful weekend. Big hugs.

  6. Hi Olga, This sounds interesting, another great and very honest review. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. It would work for avid fans or people interested in different takes on the story. I hope you have a great weekend.

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