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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. Thanks for this mindful review, Olga. The title is most compelling. I hope you enjoyed the book fair. Now get some rest. 🙂 Hugs

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I don’t read a lot of science-fiction but this one is pretty different. Yes, the fair was good (and exhausting). I must dedicate it a post soon, although I have a few things coming up…
      Have a wonderful week!

      1. Looking forward to it, Olga!
        I’m worn out too. I had a 15 hour workday today — just like last Monday… Everything tasked with half a day’s notice (deadline)… Blame everywhere…. Sigh. Yes — even so, here’s to a good week. Hugs.

        1. I hope it gets better, Teagan. I recently read a book (I’m sharing the review on Wednesday, I think), Attending, and some of the comments made me think of you and… me and work situation. If I get through the training program (I just started), I hope to be an instructor and teach a course at the University of the People (another voluntary position but doing something I’ve wanted to do for a long while), so I won’t have a lot of time but… I’ll probably have plenty to talk about! Do take care!

  2. Author Arthur Doweyko is impressive. The book reads intriguing. Your review is detailed and honest. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Vashti. The most amazing authors seem to find my reviews… 😉 Have a great week!

  3. Terry Tyler says:

    Is it wrong of me to say that I think the author is totally hot?

    1. I wouldn’t think so, Terry. I’m sure he’d be pleased!

  4. paulandruss says:

    You write such good book reviews Olga. you have the gift of bringing the book alive through the characters and you are incredibly even handed about what you say and focus on the positive which is a great thing for the author because et’s face it we all do put out heart and soul into our work and it is always easy for another to find fault with your work. You have hit upon the books intriguing premise.I actually do enjoy science fiction (although I prefer informed work that can be tied back to aspects of the world we live in- which this book does seem to offer) and I must admit your review has me deeply curious about how this book. Definitely something for my must read list.

    1. Thanks, Paul. As a writer, I know well how much of an effort it takes to write a book, and I’m also aware that reviews are very subjective. I try to make sure readers have enough information to see if the book could be interesting to them, whatever my opinion is. I love your informative posts. My own books are not research-heavy and I’m always curious about other people’s interests. I don’t read a lot of science-fiction, but recently I’ve come across (or rather, the authors have found me) some books classed as science-fiction that don’t fit in easily into the category and apply a new perspective to interesting subjects. In this case, your post about Neanderthals made me think of the story behind this novel (although I won’t spoil the book, in case you get to read it). 😉

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