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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
1.2993.32The Mammoth Book of Vampires by Stephen Jones
1.2883.24The Star Group by Christopher Pike
1.2793.16To Ride A Silver Broomstick: New Generational Witchcraft by Silver RavenWolf
1.2693.39Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil by Christopher Pike
1.253.48The Tachyon Web by Christopher Pike
1.2493.35The Visitor by Christopher Pike
1.2413.17Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology by Peter Straub
1.2343.06Superstitious by R. L. Stine
1.2313.45The Party by Christopher Pike
1.2033.59The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.2023.13Clan Novel: Setite by Kathleen Ryan
1.1913.36Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn
1.1773.49The Immortal by Christopher Pike
1.1713.74The Last Vampire 5: Evil Thirst by Christopher Pike
1.1653.51Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
1.1593.61Fitcher's Brides by Gregory Frost
1.1563.07Shanghai Baby by Wei Hui
1.1543.8The Last Vampire 3: Red Dice by Christopher Pike
1.1513.95Wraeththu by Storm Constantine
1.153.55Chain Letter by Christopher Pike
1.1483.7Last Act by Christopher Pike
1.1473.82Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.143.35Clan Novel: Assamite by John H. Steele
1.143.42Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson
1.143.61The Last Vampire 6: Creatures Of Forever by Christopher Pike
1.1353.58See You Later by Christopher Pike
1.1343.38City of by Nancy Holder
1.1333.39Spellbound by Christopher Pike
1.1313.65The Hanged Man by Francesca Lia Block
1.133.54Freezer Burn by Joe R. Lansdale
1.1263.05The Wicked Heart by Christopher Pike
1.1243.22Love in Vein II : Eighteen More Tales of Vampiric Erotica by Poppy Z. Brite
1.123.49Witch by Christopher Pike
1.1143.77Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
1.1142.76Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.1133.73The Last Vampire 4: Phantom by Christopher Pike
1.1123.64Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
1.1123.57Lord of the Dead by Tom Holland
1.1073.4Covenant with the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogridis
1.1053.27Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
1.1053.44Weekend by Christopher Pike
1.0963.25Exit to Eden by Anne Rampling
1.0952.72Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
1.0933.35The Eternal Enemy by Christopher Pike
1.0923.41Merrick by Anne Rice
1.0893.51Master Of Murder by Christopher Pike
1.0883.24The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent
1.083.29Coastliners by Joanne Harris
1.0793.17The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ by Lynn Picknett
1.0793.7The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike
1.0743.21Clan Novel: Gangrel by John H. Steele
1.0693.62Anthem by Ayn Rand
1.0663.54The Dance by Christopher Pike
1.0653.45The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
1.0623.25Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice
1.0613.47Gimme A Kiss by Christopher Pike
1.0573.84Sati by Christopher Pike
1.0563.53The Graduation by Christopher Pike
1.0513.35Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
1.0513.52Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
1.0513.47Lust and Other Stories by Susan Minot
1.054.01Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by José Rizal
1.0493.69Primavera by Francesca Lia Block
1.0483.4Wild Robert by Diana Wynne Jones
1.0473.59Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
1.0473.98Low Red Moon by Caitlín R. Kiernan
1.0453.47Remember Me 2: The Return by Christopher Pike
1.0443.43The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
1.0423.71The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike
1.0413.61Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
1.0413.19The Gospel According to the son by Norman Mailer
1.0384.01The 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
1.0333.54The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
1.0323.74Art & Lies by Jeanette Winterson
1.0313.52Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende
1.033.79Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0293.46The Tent by Margaret Atwood
1.0253.48The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
1.0243.6The Starlight Crystal by Christopher Pike
1.0233.49Heaven Eyes by David Almond
1.023.77The One-Armed Queen by Jane Yolen
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.93El Filibusterismo by José Rizal
1.0193.68The Cold One by Christopher Pike
1.0183.88The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.0183.56The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide by Robert Pinsky
1.0183.28Life Before Man by Margaret Atwood
1.0153.47Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice
1.0143.44City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
1.0143.47Taltos by Anne Rice
1.0133.58Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates
1.0133.36The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0073.71The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.0073.5The Book of Nod by Sam Chupp
1.0073.66The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
1.0063.68Life After God by Douglas Coupland
1.0063.74Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
1.0063.64The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones
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