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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
1.1633.4Follow your Heart by Susanna Tamaro
1.1463.84Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.123.63No Word from Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza
1.1133.44Cabo Trafalgar by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
1.0853.65Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0792.96Come Again by Josie Lloyd
1.073.96The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
1.0683.61Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
1.0633.98A 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
1.0493.52A Painted House by John Grisham
1.0423.32Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.0423.62Everything Under the Sky by Matilde Asensi
1.0293.67Plenilunio by Antonio Muñoz Molina
1.0143.44City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
1.0113.76Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
1.0083.45Come Together by Josie Lloyd
1.0073.28El Origen Perdido by Matilde Asensi
1.0063.74Cathedral 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
0.9663.58The Testament by John Grisham
0.9643.26Iacobus by Matilde Asensi
0.9583.77The Call of the Wild by Jack London
0.9553.57The Last Cato by Matilde Asensi
0.9554.03World Without End by Ken Follett
0.9533.74The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela
0.953.61News of a kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez
0.9483.72Seeing by José Saramago
0.9383.68The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.9334.12Histoires extraordinaires by Edgar Allan Poe
0.9324.19The 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
0.9193.91Paula by Isabel Allende
0.9163.99Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
0.913.69Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
0.9083.54The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
0.9073.67The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
0.8993.59The Painter of Battles by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
0.8963.88The 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
0.8843.86Moon Palace by Paul Auster
0.884.1Blindness by José Saramago
0.884.26The Frozen Heart by Almudena Grandes
0.8723.87Kiss 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
0.8443.64Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.8114.17Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
0.8083.34The Thieves of Heaven by Richard Doetsch
0.7993.82Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster
0.7984.4Fictions 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
0.7723.35Unseen by Mari Jungstedt
0.74.43Maus : a survivor's tale I by Art Spiegelman
0.6613.73The Truth about the Savolta Case by Eduardo Mendoza
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