Hey, I'm currently working on a story where the protagonist is a black sheep (not literally). For this reason I can't go with any of the usual tricks of creating sympathy for him in his entry scene, and for a long time I searched for some kind of compromise so he wouldn't seem too off to the reader...and in all these cases he ended up being middle of the road -- boring. Now I'm thinking that boring is probably the worst thing a character can be. Especially a protagonist. So now I'm toying with the idea of introducing him almost like a villain -- making the first impression that this guy is off his rocker. At least it would make the reader feel something about him. My question is, have you read stories that use this approach? Were you repulsed by the main character or felt like putting the book down? Or were you driven to find out what the hell was wrong with him?