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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. I had to chuckle about the characters having disgusting habits! Thanks for this delightful review, Olga. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It’s a bit of what happens when you are watching something disgusting you know you shouldn’t watch but you can’t resist. She is a fabulous writer, that’s for sure, even if the topics and characters she chooses to write about might not be to everybody’s tastes.

  2. I have ‘Eileen’ on my Wish List, so this new collection may well be something I would enjoy a great deal.
    Thanks, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Eileen is an incredible book. Not for the fainthearted but I think you’ll appreciate it. This is an author we must keep a close eye on, for sure. Have a fabulous week, Pete.

  3. I understand what you mean regarding a positive ending of a story and also that those might have stroke a chord within you. I could imagine that it was the intention of the author to let some stories end not so nice or with an open end that leads into anything…. which again might have to do with the reader which direction they think the ending could go. So perhaps that was what the author wanted to leave deliberately in order to give the whole book a more versatile touch.

    1. Thanks, Erika. This is a pretty challenging and in your face writer but a rewarding one and I think you’re right about some of her reasons. Have a great week.

      1. Thank you, Olga and I wish you a great week too

        1. I have plenty of catching up to do 🙂

          1. I bet

  4. This is a fantastic review, Olga. I don’t think I am up to a book like this but I can see the appeal of the excellent writing and unusual storylines. I think my sister will love this so I shall get it for her.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, I understand and that’s why I’m cautious in my recommendation. I hope your sister enjoys (?) it. 🙂

  5. dgkaye says:

    Wow, what an interesting review, I’m not sure if I want to read but I can say you’ve piqued my curiosity. 🙂

    1. Perhaps if you get a bit of time (ambitious, I know) check a sample and see what you think… Not a gentle read, for sure. Thanks, Debby.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. I already added it to look at. I use my wish list on Amazon to put recommended books and when I get spare moments I go to Amazon and check out some books from the list. 🙂

        1. It’s a good idea. I tend to add other things more than books, although every so often I add something to remind myself of it. I have so many books to read I worry adding even more. 😉

          1. dgkaye says:

            At least, they’re all in one place, much easier or we may completely forget about a book we were interested in. 🙂

          2. In my case I have them in NetGalley, Booklikes, Riffle… All over the place!

          3. dgkaye says:

            Lol 🙂

          4. 🙂

  6. paulandruss says:

    Olga such a beautiful review. It was a joy to read.

    1. Thanks, Paul. Ottessa is a very special writer.

  7. Hello Olga! Wow! Ottessa Moshfegh is an impressive author. Great reviews including yours. Thanks! 😀

    1. She is very popular, especially with the critics. It is very difficult to be indifferent to her writing, and that is a good thing. A challenging author for sure, but worth keeping a close eye on. Thanks, Vashti, and have a great weekend.

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