Sep 05, 2017johnlau_0 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is a very unusual story from Dostoevsky. It is divided into two parts, the first part a philosophical rant by an alienated narrator who is a total miscreant. It is very insightful in many ways and the over all tone is ironic and darkly humorous in a cringe inducing way.
The second part is the real story as the misanthropic narrator recounts an incident that caused him to hide from society and become an "underground" man. Dostoevsky really turns up the cringe levels here as we explore the inner most thoughts and emotions of the main character. Never have I felt so much loathing and pity for a character at the same time.