I'm almost exactly the opposite. I'm drawn to Raskalinikov because I find his world view perverse, insane, amoral, nihilistic and, ironically, Nietzschian (woot! I think I spelled that right!). The insight and perspective of such a character I value far more then, frankly, almost anyone in Anna Karenina save the bad Levin, I forgot his name, he has not been mentioned in a hundred pages. BTW, yeah, Bezdomy, means Homeless IIRC. The book really makes fun of Soviet literature of the time: the literary organization is shortened to "Massolit", and the Devil ends up defending the existance of himself and God to an avowed atheist. BTW, I really think The Man who was Thursday has A LOT in common with the Woland/Satan-centered part of The Master and Margarita, I'll talk about it when you read the book.