The story is about a man who did not want to be and think like everyone. He shapes his life with these fears.
At first main character seems strange and different but in fact he is just reflecting our thoughts, which we think at one point of our lives, very intensely. And this reason makes us to hate main character.
While reading we learn what actions have shaped our main characters thoughts and his life philosophy.
I advice you to read this book in a silent place.