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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
1.0853.66Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0343.65The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
1.0123.79The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
1.0013.59The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
0.9923.78The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
0.9713.87White Fang by Jack London
0.9663.92The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
0.9653.93Atonement by Ian McEwan
0.9593.84Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
0.9583.76The Call of the Wild by Jack London
0.9314.33Phantom by Susan Kay
0.9124.25Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
0.8993.95Dracula by Bram Stoker
0.8893.91The Sea Wolf by Jack London
0.8854.26Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.8814.15Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
0.8684.26The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.8673.64King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
0.8614.13North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
0.8614.26Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.8584.08The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
0.8583.96Hornblower and the Crisis by C. S. Forester
0.8364.11Hornblower and the "Atropos" by C. S. Forester
0.8243.97Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester
0.8164.42Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
0.8044.35Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.8034.1Lieutenant Hornblower by C. S. Forester
0.7974.1Hornblower and the "Hotspur" by C. S. Forester
0.7944.35Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
0.7854.39Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.7584.53The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
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