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.

1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1633.39Follow your Heart by Susanna Tamaro
1.1463.85Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.123.63No Word from Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza
1.1133.39Cabo Trafalgar by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
1.0853.66Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0792.96Come Again by Josie Lloyd
1.073.95The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
1.0683.6Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
1.0633.99A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
1.063.83Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.0493.51A Painted House by John Grisham
1.0423.32Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.0423.59Everything Under the Sky by Matilde Asensi
1.0293.65Plenilunio by Antonio Muñoz Molina
1.0143.44City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
1.0113.74Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
1.0083.46Come Together by Josie Lloyd
1.0073.3El Origen Perdido by Matilde Asensi
1.0063.73Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
0.9943.97The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
0.9813.37Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
0.9813.91The history of love by Nicole Krauss
0.9753.63Bridget 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
0.9553.56The 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
0.943.58No One Writes to the Colonel: and Other Stories (Perennial Classics) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0.9383.68The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.9334.11Histoires extraordinaires by Edgar Allan Poe
0.9324.2The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
0.9283.94All the Names by José Saramago
0.9224.12The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.923.89The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
0.9193.9Paula by Isabel Allende
0.9163.99Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
0.913.7Daughter of Fortune: A Novel (P.S.) 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
0.8873.92Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison
0.8843.87Moon Palace by Paul Auster
0.884.1Blindness 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
0.8453.72The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
0.8443.62Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.8114.18Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
0.8083.32The Thieves of Heaven by Richard Doetsch
0.7993.81Mr Vertigo by Paul Auster
0.7984.4Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
0.7873.58Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
0.7844.13The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
0.7794.13The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
0.7723.34Unseen by Mari Jungstedt
0.74.44Maus : a survivor's tale I by Art Spiegelman
0.6613.78The Truth about the Savolta Case by Eduardo Mendoza
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