How do you feel about reading bad books for mockery purposes, in the same way that people watch bad movies to make fun of them with friends? I had the idle thought the other day "I'd love to see Doc tear into Ready Player One, or Modelland with a fury", but also that might not be a good/fun use of your time.
Oh god, I read Ready Player One, anon, and my soul physically left my body, that book is sad gamer boy made fucking flesh my god. It’s not even clever, and the concept is so good that it’s a fucking tragedy.
I don’t generally INTENTIONALLY hate read, but I rarely rarely abandon a book once I’m in (Wizard and Glass, or I call it: Roland Has a Lot of Man Feelings and also Why The Fuck is Someone Named Susan Fucking Delgado In A Land Clearly Meant to Stand For the American West Not Hispanic–The Novel, really tested this) so I end up hate reading a lot of shit.
I WILL hate read if it has stylistic or cultural merit–I think Ulysses is garbage but I also think it’s important and interesting. For example. Lots of stuff I’ve read for those reasons, but “I hate this shit” is different from “this shit is objectively bad” to me.