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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
1.2173.39Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1953.76Breaking 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
1.1663.5Vampire Game, Volume 1 by Judal
1.1533.49Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1463.84Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1433.47Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.133.52Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki
1.1263.72Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.113.71Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 1 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0973.77Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 2 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0853.29Gerald's Game by Stephen King
1.0813.83The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0793.73New 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
1.0583.93Basara, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tamura
1.0523.87Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
1.053.49The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
1.0493.52A Painted House by John Grisham
1.0493.76The Trainer by Laura Antoniou
1.0423.65Insomnia by Stephen King
1.0413.75Chobits, Volume 1 by CLAMP
1.0363.82Afraid 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
1.034.19The Slave by Laura Antoniou
1.033.79Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0283.94Godchild, Volume 2 by Kaori Yuki
1.0253.23The 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
1.0063.95Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
1.0034.01Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 3 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0033.46Cell by Stephen King
0.9983.02Lipstick 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
0.9854.08Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya
0.9823.91The 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
0.9744.17Monster, Volume 2: Surprise Party by Naoki Urasawa
0.9733.64Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
0.9713.89Boys Over Flowers, Volume 1 by Yoko Kamio
0.9683.96Death Note, Volume 10: Deletion by Tsugumi Ohba
0.9683.97Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.9663.95Emma, 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
0.9584.03Hellsing, 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
0.9523.38The Broker by John Grisham
0.9524.26Monster, 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
0.9434.19Monster, Volume 8: My Nameless Hero by Naoki Urasawa
0.9433.63The Rainmaker by John Grisham
0.9423.46The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
0.943.74The Beach by Alex Garland
0.944.06Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
0.9393.8Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9383.73The Firm by John Grisham
0.9373.41The Chamber by John Grisham
0.9363.57The 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
0.9314.18Vagabond, Vol. 1 by Takehiko Inoue
0.9313.75The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
0.9293.97Godchild, Volume 1 by Kaori Yuki
0.9223.72Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
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