There's a nice post about Jeff Somers' The Electric Church at Amateur Neurotica that includes this wonderful bit:
I can’t think of a single character I would call sympathetic. In fact, if I met any one of them in a dark alley I’d be surprised if I lived long enough to scream. But somehow they come together to create something I didn’t want to step away from. They were very much the underdogs, and who doesn’t like a good underdog?