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Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.2273.42Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.2173.39Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1953.78Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1923.41Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1923.16Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1663.58Vampire Game, Volume 1 by Judal
1.1533.49Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1463.86Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1433.48Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.133.51Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.113.72Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 1 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0973.74Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 2 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0853.28Gerald's Game by Stephen King
1.0813.85The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0793.75New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.54Shardik by Richard Adams
1.0773.11Amanda's Wedding by Jenny Colgan
1.0694.08Death Note, Volume 12: Finis by Tsugumi Ohba
1.0683.73Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0643.75American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
1.0583.95Basara, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tamura
1.0523.89Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
1.053.49The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
1.0493.51A Painted House by John Grisham
1.0493.79The Trainer by Laura Antoniou
1.0423.65Insomnia by Stephen King
1.0413.73Chobits, Volume 1 by CLAMP
1.0363.84Afraid by Jack Kilborn
1.0353.73Marked by P. C. Cast
1.0343.38Pandora by Anne Rice
1.033.75Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 4 by Kaori Yuki
1.034.21The Slave by Laura Antoniou
1.033.79Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0283.94Godchild, Volume 2 by Kaori Yuki
1.0253.24The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
1.0213.87Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.023.8Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0193.79Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
1.0173.87Tempted by P. C. Cast
1.0163.47Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
1.0153.74Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1.0113.88The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1) by Stephen King
1.0093.57The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
1.0063.96Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
1.0034.01Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 3 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0033.46Cell by Stephen King
0.9983.01Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
0.9963.58Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel by Rebecca Wells
0.9943.88Hunted by P. C. Cast
0.993.75Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 3 by Kaori Yuki
0.9863.28From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
0.9854.11Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya
0.9823.92The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
0.9813.37Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
0.9814.16Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
0.9763.43Cujo by Stephen King
0.9763.74Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 5 by Kaori Yuki
0.9753.91The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
0.9753.63Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
0.9744.12Monster, Volume 2: Surprise Party by Naoki Urasawa
0.9733.63Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
0.9713.81Boys Over Flowers, Volume 1 by Yoko Kamio
0.9683.98Death Note, Volume 10: Deletion by Tsugumi Ohba
0.9683.97Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.9663.95Emma, Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori
0.9643.79The Borrowers Afloat by Mary Norton
0.9643.82Homo Faber by Max Frisch
0.9624.03Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 4 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
0.9593.84Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
0.9584.06Hellsing, Volume 1 by Kouta Hirano
0.9533.49Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
0.9523.77The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
0.9523.38The Broker by John Grisham
0.9524.17Monster, Volume 9: A Nameless Monster by Naoki Urasawa
0.953.82Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.9483.82A Time to Kill by John Grisham
0.9463.8Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9463.88Chosen by P. C. Cast
0.9463.98Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
0.9443.76Black House by Stephen King
0.9434.14Monster, Volume 8: My Nameless Hero by Naoki Urasawa
0.9433.62The Rainmaker by John Grisham
0.9423.45The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
0.943.76The Beach by Alex Garland
0.944.06Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
0.9393.81Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9383.73The Firm by John Grisham
0.9373.41The Chamber by John Grisham
0.9363.56The Partner by John Grisham
0.9343.58The Client by John Grisham
0.9333.91Untamed by P. C. Cast
0.9323.57The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
0.9314.14Vagabond, Vol. 1 by Takehiko Inoue
0.9313.75The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
0.9293.98Godchild, Volume 1 by Kaori Yuki
0.9223.72Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
0.9223.79Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
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