Every man and his dog's website these days is busy trying to extrapolate your tastes in whatever they happen to sell and propose you buy extra stuff off them in the same vein. Bought a chainsaw? Perhaps you'd like a Friday 13th mask. Bought Justin Bieber's new album? Perhaps you'd like this loop tape of an adenoidal howler monkey we kicked in the nuts. Etc etc. They do it with books on Amazon - if you liked this, you'll love these.
I looked at a random sampling of the people who awarded Prince of Thorns one gleaming star on Goodreads and looked at how prone to 1*ing books they were and who else got the love off them.
And here are the results (15 voters examined). I noted any 1*s they awarded to famous classics that have stood the test of time, or acclaimed SFF.
If you hated Prince of Thorns... you'll hate these! Star runners in the 'also hate' league are Catcher in the Rye, Of Mice and Men, Gormenghast, and To Kill a Mockingbird.... Frankly that's company I can live with!
1) 51 1* ratings from 1250 including
Of Mice and Men, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Lord of the Flies, Scar Night, Ship of Magic, Good Omens, Fellowship of the Ring
2) 4 1* ratings from 57 including:
Of Mice and Men
3) 2 from 132:
Catcher in the Rye
4) 12 from 556:
Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, Gormenghast
5) 24 from 892:
Gormenghast, Night Circus, The Blade Itself, Legend, Infinite Jest, Johnathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Darkness That Comes Before, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Xenocide
6) 2 from 64:
Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War
7) 2 from 65:
A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business
8) 48 from 449:
Assassin's Aprentice, Catch 22, Shadow and Betrayal
9) 3 from 359:
Lord Fouls Bane, The Passage
10) 30 from 1631
Kushiel's Dart, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, A Clockwork Orange, Cold Mountain, The Time Traveler's Wife
11) 1 from 144
12) 1 from 60
13) 2 from 78 (both of them Prince of Thorns!)
14) 4 from 87
15) 200 from 342
Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, Gormenghast, Neverwhere, Gardens of the Moon, The Blade Itself, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Lord Fouls Bane, The Warded Man, Magican, The Name of the Wind, Tigana, The Once and Future King, Game of Thrones, The Shining, The Dark Tower, IT, Narnia, The Hunger Games, American Gods, Redwall, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Enders Game, The Hobbit, Silence of the Lambs, Lord of the Flies.