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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. Hi Olga. I can see why you are enthusiastic about the book. It ground entertaining. Although I did find the fake author bio annoying.
    Huge hugs, my friend.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It’s a bit puzzling but I wonder if it’s something to do about possible confidentiality issues regarding patients and colleagues (I think one would have to try very hard to identify people though…)

  2. I love your reviews, Olga. You have a very unique style and I enjoy the detail and explanations you include.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It’s a good way for me to think aloud about the book. 🙂

  3. Thanks Olga.

    1. Thanks for your discoveries, Rosie. 🙂

  4. That sounds like a book that makes you escape the day for a while and come back with a better mood!

    1. It’s definitely a good one for people who love medical shows, things like Scrubs especially. Have a great Tuesday!

      1. I thought of Scrubs immediately Have a good one too, Olga!

        1. Thanks, Erika!

          1. You are very welcome, Olga

          2. Have a great Wednesday, Erika.

          3. Thank you, Olga! And you too

          4. 🙂

  5. I think I might find this irresistible. I loved Scrubs!

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I think you’d enjoy it.

    1. Thanks, Terry. Yes, I did, that’s why I added the comment about the gore content, as it didn’t bother me an iota but you made me realise other people might find it disturbing. (It made me think perhaps I should write about some of my experiences too, but I suspect you wouldn’t want to read it either!)

  6. After spending much of my life in the Ambulance Service in London, I was left with a rather different view of doctors, at least those involved in the field of emergency treatment. I got to see their weaknesses, the fears and stresses, and came to realise that many are just about able to cope, and some are not coping at all. I rarely read books about their training or anecdotes, and never watch TV shows about medical drama. When you have seen behind the scenes, they rarely feel real.
    That said, I wish David good luck with his book, as long as his readers don’t end up with the impression that it is all japes and ‘hilarious mistakes’. (From your review, this doesn’t appear to be the case.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I understand. I must admit to really enjoying ‘House’ and having watched quite a few others, although sometimes you can’t help but wonder where have they gone to get their information… But no, it isn’t all jokes, although that’s what some of the reviews implied. Of course, it’s true that many in the professions use humour as a way to cope… Do take care, Pete.

  7. dgkaye says:

    Yes, just another book that you’ve piqued my interest in Olga. 🙂 Thank you.

    1. Thanks, Debby. If you’re into medical things I’m sure you’d enjoy the stories. 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:

        I am! 🙂

        1. 🙂

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