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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 (30)

  1. dgkaye says:

    Wow, this looks to be a riveting read Olga. Thanks for the introduction. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. It sure is. I started reading about it everywhere and remembered it was on my list somewhere. Good job it didn’t get lost! Have a great Tuesday!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks again. Have a great day! 🙂

        1. 🙂

  2. Thank you, Olga, for sharing. I just added it to my TBR list!

    1. Thank, you. I hope you enjoy it, Natalie.

  3. Sounds like a very powerful book, and your review is enticing. One to watch, for sure.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Absolutely. I hope you’ve been safe with all the wind.

      1. We didn’t get much here, it was mainly in the west. I think the worst of the weather will arrive here later this week.
        Best wishes, Pete.

        1. Here it was windy but nothing as dramatic as in other places (and it does get windy here). I must check what it’s supposed to be like later on.

          1. Rain here tomorrow, and much cooler.

          2. Here rain on Thursday, it seems.

  4. A very interesting review, Olga. The language in those quotes was most impressive.

    1. It is a fantastic book, Robbie. I enjoy a lot of books, but there are some that are quite special, and this is one of them. I do enjoy Southern literature and did a course on Faulkner and other Southern writers at Mount Holyoke that I loved. She is very good. Ah, and welcome to Rosie’s team!

  5. Lilyn G says:

    No sé cómo no te estaba siguiendo ya. Lo siento! He visto muchas criticas de este libro. Las citas son bonitas.

    Se ve bien, pero no verdadero interés, personalmente.

    Como siempre, buen trabajo en la reseña! (God, I hope I didn’t accidentally say something naughty, lol.)

    1. Not at all. Para nada, Lilyn. Muy bien. Yo no me atrevería a escribir un comentario en alemán. (Perhaps in French, but it is more similar to Spanish and Catalan). Way to go! Felicidades! The book is very good, but it is also quite hard, and the children have a hard time of it.

  6. Your review is a page-turner itself, Olga; I can only imagine how engrossing the book must be. Given the other reviews you’ve cited, I can see this hitting the big screen…

    1. Thanks, Tina. You are right, it would make a pretty fascinating movie, although it would need somebody very skilled, and I wonder how they’d manage to capture the beauty of the language.
      Have a great Wednesday.

      1. Welcome, Olga. It’s always a challenge to take a book to the screen without losing something meaningful ❤

        1. Absolutely. Mind you, some books are greatly improved by the process and some not so much.

  7. Interesting. Thanks for sharing, Olga. Have a thriving Thursday!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. A fantastic book, although quite a hard read despite its beauty. Have a great day (here raining heavily).

  8. Thank you for sharing, Olga! I will definitely look up the books.

    1. I’m sure you’d love the language and the imagery. Thanks, Inese. Have a lovely weekend.

      1. Thank you Olga! I am going to spend many hours in the airports and need a couple of good books 🙂 Have a lovely weekend you too!

        1. I hope you enjoy your trip. I always manage to do a fair bit of reading when I travel. 🙂

          1. Yes, exactly. Look forward to 🙂

  9. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Olga! Thanks for introducing this book and the author. Sing Unburied Sing reads fascinating. Thanks for the review, also, my friend!

    1. Thanks, Vashti. Happy Thursday!

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