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I just finished reading this. oh man i guess now it's one of my favourite books. oh man.
Dead, dead good.
one of the best things i've read
a great rejection of 'enlightened' philosophy. The bit about being repulsed by the idea of being a piano key or organ stop always sticks in my mind..
If you like notes from the underground you'll probs also enjoy 'Bartleby the Scrivener' by Herman Melville. It has a similarly obstinate/ self destructive main character and is one of my favourite short stories
also inspired this wonderful track : -