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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
1.2993.23The Mammoth Book of Vampires by Stephen Jones
1.2883.2The Star Group by Christopher Pike
1.2793.17To Ride A Silver Broomstick: New Generational Witchcraft by Silver RavenWolf
1.2693.37Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil by Christopher Pike
1.253.49The Tachyon Web by Christopher Pike
1.2493.35The Visitor by Christopher Pike
1.2343.02Superstitious by R. L. Stine
1.2313.46The Party by Christopher Pike
1.2033.59The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.2023.12Clan Novel: Setite by Kathleen Ryan
1.1913.36Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn
1.1773.48The Immortal by Christopher Pike
1.1713.73The Last Vampire 5: Evil Thirst by Christopher Pike
1.1653.51Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
1.1593.59Fitcher's Brides by Gregory Frost
1.1563.09Shanghai Baby by Wei Hui
1.1543.77The Last Vampire 3: Red Dice by Christopher Pike
1.1513.98Wraeththu by Storm Constantine
1.153.56Chain Letter by Christopher Pike
1.1483.73Last Act by Christopher Pike
1.1473.83Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.143.27Clan Novel: Assamite by Gherbod Fleming
1.143.42Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson
1.143.63The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever by Christopher Pike
1.1353.57See You Later by Christopher Pike
1.1343.38City of by Nancy Holder
1.1333.33Spellbound by Christopher Pike
1.1313.66The Hanged Man by Francesca Lia Block
1.133.56Freezer Burn by Joe R. Lansdale
1.1263.11The Wicked Heart by Christopher Pike
1.1243.2Love in Vein II : Eighteen More Tales of Vampiric Erotica by Poppy Z. Brite
1.123.51Witch by Christopher Pike
1.1143.77Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
1.1142.75Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.1133.71The Last Vampire 4: Phantom by Christopher Pike
1.1123.64Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
1.1123.58Lord of the Dead by Tom Holland
1.1073.39Covenant with the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogridis
1.1053.47Weekend by Christopher Pike
1.0973.54Dark Dance by Tanith Lee
1.0963.24Exit to Eden by Anne Rampling
1.0952.72Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
1.0933.33The Eternal Enemy by Christopher Pike
1.0923.42Merrick by Anne Rice
1.0893.51Master of Murder by Christopher Pike
1.0883.24The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent
1.083.3Coastliners by Joanne Harris
1.0793.16The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ by Lynn Picknett
1.0793.68The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike
1.0743.14Clan Novel: Gangrel by Gherbod Fleming
1.0693.62Anthem by Ayn Rand
1.0663.57The Dance by Christopher Pike
1.0653.43The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
1.0623.25Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice
1.0613.45Gimme a Kiss by Christopher Pike
1.0573.86Sati by Christopher Pike
1.0563.54The Graduation by Christopher Pike
1.0513.34Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
1.0513.51Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
1.0513.44Lust and Other Stories by Susan Minot
1.054.02Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by José Rizal
1.0493.68Primavera by Francesca Lia Block
1.0483.41Wild Robert by Diana Wynne Jones
1.0473.58Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
1.0473.96Low Red Moon by Caitlín R. Kiernan
1.0453.46Remember Me 2: The Return by Christopher Pike
1.0443.44The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
1.0423.72The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike
1.0413.62Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
1.0413.17The Gospel According to the son by Norman Mailer
1.0383.99The Quotable Sandman: Memorable Lines from the Acclaimed Series (Sandman (Graphic Novels)) by Neil Gaiman
1.0343.71Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque by Joyce Carol Oates
1.0343.65The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
1.0333.53The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
1.0323.74Art & Lies by Jeanette Winterson
1.0313.5Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende
1.033.79Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0253.47The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
1.0243.6Starlight Crystal by Christopher Pike
1.0233.51Heaven Eyes by David Almond
1.023.79The One-Armed Queen by Jane Yolen
1.023.18Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.9El Filibusterismo by José Rizal
1.0193.72The Cold One by Christopher Pike
1.0183.56The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide by Robert Pinsky
1.0183.25Life Before Man by Margaret Atwood
1.0153.47Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice
1.0143.43City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
1.0143.47Taltos by Anne Rice
1.0133.58Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates
1.0133.38The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0073.71The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.0073.42The Book of Nod by Sam Chupp
1.0073.62The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
1.0063.69Life After God by Douglas Coupland
1.0063.76Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
1.0063.64The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones
1.0054The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection by Ellen Datlow
1.0033.37Bury Me Deep by Christopher Pike
13.53Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates
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