Happy Christmas to all - hope you're enjoying the holidays!
Thanks to Thomas, I've now read Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P D Ouspensky and found it interesting and enjoyable. I liked its filmic quality and I was very struck by how he wrote it as a series of scenes with descriptions of the setting and relevant dialogue. To me, it read like a screenplay - very innovative given that it was written in 1915.
The notion of going back in time to re-live past mistakes and put them right is a compelling one. Well it is for me! I can't imagine that many people wouldn't have at least some moments they would like to have another go at. Even reading the book and realising where it was going philosophically, I was rooting for Ivan to somehow change his ways!
Apart from anything else, it's a fascinating period piece. Thanks for the recommendation!