A Prague Night, Pavel Pepperstein’s metaphysical novel, takes place on Walpurgis Night, the ancient Central European spring festival when winter is ceremoniously brought to its end through the celebration and re-enactment of myth. Ilya Korolenko, a hired assassin, a top-flight killer who shoots from any distance and never misses, is in Prague to hunt down and kill the disgraced oligarch Orlov. Korolenko is a romantic, nostalgic for an idealised Russia of the past, who despises the corruption, greed, and idolisation of wealth that western capitalism has brought to his country.
Prague Night, A : Pavel Pepperstein
I kept saying to myself, "Oh well, I'll do some music this weekend", and then I wouldn't, I'd be too tired and I'd say, "Oh, I'll do it next weekend", and then I wouldn't do it, so I just gave it up after a while. It was exactly what I knew a job would be like - not horrible enough to make you want to get out, just well paying enough to make you comfortable and to keep putting things off. Brian Eno as quoted in David Sheppard's 'On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno