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.

1.0943.77The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.093.8Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home by Vonda N. McIntyre
1.0893.49The Sea by John Banville
1.0263.52Tokyo Fiancée by Amélie Nothomb
1.0183.89The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
0.9983.99Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
0.9833.47Loving Sabotage by Amélie Nothomb
0.9753.91The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
0.9753.63Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
0.9723.59Mao II by Don DeLillo
0.9643.92Villette by Charlotte Brontë
0.9563.72Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson
0.9063.69The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore
0.9053.85Mansfield Park (Ignatius Critical Editions) by Jane Austen
0.9044.06The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
0.8934Animal Farm by George Orwell
0.8934.27War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
0.8853.84A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.8743.74Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth
0.8663.61What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir by Haruki Murakami
0.8613.99Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
0.8584.21The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
0.8493.55The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
0.8354.39The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.8293.89Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
0.8223.92The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
0.824.43Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
0.8134.26When the Air Hits Your Brain by Frank T. Vertosick Jr.
0.7934.11Any Human Heart by William Boyd
0.793.63Inversions by Iain M. Banks
0.774.34Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
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