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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
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1633.42Follow your Heart by Susanna Tamaro
1.1463.88Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.123.6No Word from Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza
1.1133.44Cabo Trafalgar by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
1.0853.66Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0792.98Come Again by Josie Lloyd
1.073.95The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
1.0683.61Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
1.0634A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
1.063.84Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.0493.51A Painted House by John Grisham
1.0423.31Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.0423.6Everything Under the Sky by Matilde Asensi
1.0293.69Plenilunio by Antonio Munoz Molina
1.0143.42City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
1.0113.7Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
1.0083.42Come Together by Josie Lloyd
1.0073.31El Origen Perdido by Matilde Asensi
1.0063.73Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
0.9943.96The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
0.9813.37Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
0.9813.92The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
0.9753.64Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
0.9663.57The Testament by John Grisham
0.9643.29Iacobus by Matilde Asensi
0.9583.76The Call of the Wild by Jack London
0.9553.55The Last Cato by Matilde Asensi
0.9554.03World Without End by Ken Follett
0.9533.74The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo Jose Cela
0.953.59News of a kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez
0.9483.7Seeing by José Saramago
0.943.57No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0.9383.68The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.9334.13Histoires extraordinaires by Edgar Allan Poe
0.9324.2The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
0.9283.93All the Names by José Saramago
0.9224.13The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.923.91The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
0.9193.91Paula by Isabel Allende
0.9163.99Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
0.913.69Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
0.9083.55The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
0.9073.66The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
0.8993.6The Painter of Battles by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
0.8963.87The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
0.893.9The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
0.8843.89Moon Palace by Paul Auster
0.884.12Blindness by José Saramago
0.884.27The Frozen Heart by Almudena Grandes
0.8723.88Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
0.874.02The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
0.8453.74The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
0.8443.59Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.8083.26The Thieves of Heaven by Richard Doetsch
0.7993.81Mr Vertigo by Paul Auster
0.7984.39Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
0.7873.57Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
0.7844.14The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
0.7794.13The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
0.7723.33Unseen by Mari Jungstedt
0.6613.79The Truth about the Savolta Case by Eduardo Mendoza
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