Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Murders, Blake translations, gloomy Polish forests, horoscopes, environmentalism. It's got everything you could want.

Great "subversive, entertaining noir novel" from Nobel Prize in Literature winning author Olga Tokarczuk and a skilled translation from Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

I had strong vibes of Tehanu, the fourth of the Earthsea series, and I wouldn’t be against an ITV adaptation with Brenda Blethyn. It would be a travesty, but I would watch it.

For RPG people, it nods at the hearth fantasy I hope Stonetop could provide whilst sticking to a contemporary Poland. And Tokarczuk expresses the protagonist's point-of-view in a way you can't help but extrapolate her life beyond the closing chapter - bringing this ability to a journaling game like Thousand Year Old Vampire is my dream.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.