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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
1.1533.5Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1463.87Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1433.47Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.133.52Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.113.72Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 1 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0973.75Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 2 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0853.28Gerald's Game by Stephen King
1.0813.86The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0793.76New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.54Shardik by Richard Adams
1.0773.11Amanda's Wedding by Jenny Colgan
1.0694.07Death Note, Volume 12: Finis by Tsugumi Ohba
1.0683.72Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0643.76American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
1.0583.93Basara, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tamura
1.0523.9Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
1.053.5The 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
1.0363.86Afraid by Jack Kilborn
1.0353.73Marked by P. C. Cast
1.0343.39Pandora by Anne Rice
1.033.75Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 4 by Kaori Yuki
1.034.21The Slave by Laura Antoniou
1.033.8Guilty 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
1.023.81Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0193.79Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
1.0173.86Tempted 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
1.0113.9The Gunslinger by Stephen King
1.0093.57The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
1.0063.97Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
1.0034.01Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 3 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
1.0033.45Cell by Stephen King
0.9983.01Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
0.9963.58Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
0.9943.89Hunted 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
0.9823.92Adventures 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
0.9753.64Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
0.9744.11Monster, Volume 2: Surprise Party by Naoki Urasawa
0.9733.62Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
0.9713.88Boys Over Flowers, Volume 1 by Yoko Kamio
0.9683.98Death Note, Volume 10: Deletion by Tsugumi Ohba
0.9683.97Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.9663.94Emma, Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori
0.9643.82The Borrowers Afloat by Mary Norton
0.9643.82Homo Faber by Max Frisch
0.9624.03Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 4 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
0.9594.14The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
0.9593.84Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
0.9584.08Hellsing, 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
0.9523.37The Broker by John Grisham
0.9524.12Monster, Volume 9: A Nameless Monster by Naoki Urasawa
0.953.83Treasure 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
0.9443.75Black House by Stephen King
0.9434.12Monster, 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
0.9373.4The Chamber by John Grisham
0.9363.56The Partner by John Grisham
0.9343.58The Client by John Grisham
0.9333.92Untamed by P. C. Cast
0.9323.57The 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
0.9223.73Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
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