… until the street festival begins, and then it starts getting to become a klutz to read which really threw me off.
Notes from Underground (pre-reform Russian: Записки изъ подполья; post-reform Russian: Записки из подполья, tr. Zapíski iz podpólʹya), also translated as Notes from the Underground or Letters from the Underworld, is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Notes is considered by many to be one of the first existentialist novels.
That's not to say I dislike him, of course. He wrote my all-time favourite short story, "The Dead," which happens to feature in Dubliners.