Along other bits and pieces (all of Gwendoline Riley, Barbara Skeleton’s diaries, The Dance to the Music of Time and. TJ Clarke book on Manet and after) my main focus is the new Olga Tokarczuk Books of Jacob which is loosely based on the story of Jacob Frank who claimed himself the Messiah to a polish shetl sometime in the 18th C. She’s got a fantastic way of spinning loads of plates while also slipping across time and characters. she’s obviously interested in the mystic experience but also about the importance of faith on an everyday level. I read both the other books publicly Fotzcarraldo and neither are similar in any way. There’s also a great film of Dtive Your Plough called Spoor - in Polish which I really recommend. I forgot to mention it’s nearly 1000 pages long.