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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 (21)

  1. You have described this book in a most intriguing way, Olga. Sounds like an interesting read.

    1. It definitely is. I had heard many good comments about the author’s writing and now I finally know why. Have a great week, Robbie.

  2. Olga, this is Mark Barry. Just want to thank you for a detailed and comprehensively analysed review. I’m glad you enjoyed it too.

    Thank you.


    1. Thanks so much, Mark. I am happy to have been able to finally catch up with your work. I hope I’ll be able to read more of it in the future. Good luck!

  3. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks for the opportunity, Rosie, and to the rest of the reviewers in the group for alerting me to the author’s talent.

  4. I am still amazed by you reading so many books and writing such detailes reviews. I really admire you but I know when you love doing something it simply flows!

    1. Thanks, Erika. You’re right. This week I’m far too busy to do much reading but hopefully I’ll catch up soon. 🙂

      1. You are only one woman… at times we forget, don’t we … lol!

        1. ♥ I know! I forget it too sometimes! And from all I see you do, you do too!

          1. A curse… lol!!

          2. May all curses be like that!

          3. Haha…. that’s so true

  5. This is a brilliantly detailed and amazing review for a terrific book. I loved Shiny Coin and can’t recommend it highly enough. As a PS Olga, I would definitely put Once Upon a Time in the City of Criminals on your list for the future too 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Georgia. I take note of your recommendation. ♥

  6. Good luck to Mark with his new book. From your review, it sounds as if he has managed a very different take on a theme that might otherwise have been familiar.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Although this is the first book I’ve read by Mark Barry, I get the sense from the reviews I’ve read that his style is pretty unique. Have a great week!

  7. Mark Barry reads like a fascinating man and author and his book is intriguing as well. Another great review, Olga. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Vashti. They are very intriguing indeed. 😉

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