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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
1.2273.41Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.2173.38Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1953.76Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1923.42Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1923.15Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1663.51Vampire Game, Volume 1 by Judal
1.1533.49Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1463.85Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1433.47Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.133.55Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.113.71Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 1 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0973.77Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 2 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0853.28Gerald's Game by Stephen King
1.0813.84The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0793.74New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.51Shardik by Richard Adams
1.0773.11Amanda's Wedding by Jenny Colgan
1.0694.06Death Note, Volume 12: Finis by Tsugumi Ohba
1.0683.75Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.91Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0643.74American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
1.0583.92Basara, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tamura
1.0523.88Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
1.053.49The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
1.0493.52A Painted House by John Grisham
1.0493.78The Trainer by Laura Antoniou
1.0423.66Insomnia by Stephen King
1.0413.74Chobits, Volume 1 by CLAMP
1.0363.83Afraid by Jack Kilborn
1.0353.71Marked by P. C. Cast
1.0343.39Pandora by Anne Rice
1.033.74Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 4 by Kaori Yuki
1.034.2The Slave by Laura Antoniou
1.033.79Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0283.93Godchild, Volume 2 by Kaori Yuki
1.0253.24The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
1.0213.86Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.023.8Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0193.79Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
1.0173.85Tempted 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
1.0113.87The Gunslinger 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
0.9943.87Hunted by P. C. Cast
0.993.75Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 3 by Kaori Yuki
0.9863.29From A Buick 8 by Stephen King
0.9854.09Fruits 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
0.9814.13Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
0.9763.43Cujo by Stephen King
0.9763.72Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 5 by Kaori Yuki
0.9753.91The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
0.9753.63Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
0.9744.15Monster, Volume 2: Surprise Party by Naoki Urasawa
0.9733.63Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
0.9713.85Boys Over Flowers, Volume 1 by Yoko Kamio
0.9683.96Death Note, Volume 10: Deletion by Tsugumi Ohba
0.9683.97Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.9663.94Emma, Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori
0.9643.81The Borrowers Afloat by Mary Norton
0.9643.8Homo Faber by Max Frisch
0.9624.03Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 4 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
0.9594.13The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
0.9593.84Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
0.9584.04Hellsing, Volume 1 by Kouta Hirano
0.9533.5Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
0.9523.78The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
0.9523.37The Broker by John Grisham
0.9524.22Monster, 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
0.9463.79Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9463.87Chosen by P. C. Cast
0.9463.97Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
0.9443.77Black House by Stephen King
0.9434.18Monster, Volume 8: My Nameless Hero by Naoki Urasawa
0.9433.62The Rainmaker by John Grisham
0.9423.45The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
0.943.75The Beach by Alex Garland
0.944.06Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
0.9393.8Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9383.72The 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
0.9323.58The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
0.9314.15Vagabond, Vol. 1 by Takehiko Inoue
0.9313.75The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
0.9293.98Godchild, Volume 1 by Kaori Yuki
0.9223.71Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
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