I’m not sure about Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar. It’s quirky, amusing but somehow unsatisfying.
This tale of the first Czech astronaut, his abortive mission, the breakdown of his marriage and his friendship with an alien spider just didn’t do it for me. Literary and sort of humorous, but ultimately pointless. I like my scifi with a bit more mystery and perhaps some tension or drama.
Others may rave about this but I would give it a miss