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Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Jan 22, 08


An amazing amount of depth packed into such a short book. It was an interesting look into the twisted mind of the Underground Man, whom at times I felt pity for, and other times related to. He was a painful social outcast, who couldn't even seem to do bad things well.

I especially enjoyed his discussions of freedom and how man could never be totally satisfied with a 'perfect life'. Even if we were to get to the point where we could determine exactly what is the most beneficial way to live, avoiding pain and pursuing pleasure, man would still deviate from it just to show that he could.

I really enjoyed it, and am now excited to read some of his other more famous works.
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