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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
1.2693.39Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil by Christopher Pike
1.253.48The Tachyon Web by Christopher Pike
1.2493.36The Visitor by Christopher Pike
1.2343.06Superstitious by R. L. Stine
1.2313.49The Party by Christopher Pike
1.2033.6The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.2023.12Clan Novel: Setite by Kathleen Ryan
1.1913.34Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn
1.1773.47The Immortal by Christopher Pike
1.1713.73The Last Vampire 5: Evil Thirst by Christopher Pike
1.1653.5Memnoch 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
1.1513.99Wraeththu by Storm Constantine
1.153.57Chain Letter by Christopher Pike
1.1483.76Last Act by Christopher Pike
1.1473.84Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.143.27Clan Novel: Assamite by Gherbod Fleming
1.143.43Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson
1.143.63The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever by Christopher Pike
1.1353.6See You Later by Christopher Pike
1.1343.38City of by Nancy Holder
1.1333.35Spellbound by Christopher Pike
1.1313.6The Hanged Man by Francesca Lia Block
1.133.55Freezer Burn by Joe R. Lansdale
1.1263.14The Wicked Heart by Christopher Pike
1.1243.16Love in Vein II : Eighteen More Tales of Vampiric Erotica by Poppy Z. Brite
1.123.5Witch by Christopher Pike
1.1143.79Exquisite 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
1.1123.59Lord of the Dead by Tom Holland
1.1073.44Covenant with the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogridis
1.1053.47Weekend by Christopher Pike
1.0973.55Dark Dance by Tanith Lee
1.0963.24Exit to Eden by Anne Rampling
1.0952.73Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
1.0933.33The Eternal Enemy by Christopher Pike
1.0923.41Merrick by Anne Rice
1.0893.55Master of Murder by Christopher Pike
1.0883.24The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent
1.083.3Coastliners by Joanne Harris
1.0793.19The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ by Lynn Picknett
1.0793.69The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike
1.0743.14Clan Novel: Gangrel by Gherbod Fleming
1.0693.63Anthem by Ayn Rand
1.0663.6The Dance by Christopher Pike
1.0653.43The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
1.0623.25Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice
1.0613.48Gimme a Kiss by Christopher Pike
1.0573.84Sati by Christopher Pike
1.0563.57The Graduation by Christopher Pike
1.0513.34Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
1.0513.51Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
1.0513.42Lust and Other Stories by Susan Minot
1.054.06Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by José Rizal
1.0493.65Primavera by Francesca Lia Block
1.0483.39Wild Robert by Diana Wynne Jones
1.0473.59Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
1.0473.96Low Red Moon by Caitlín R. Kiernan
1.0453.49Remember Me 2: The Return by Christopher Pike
1.0443.46The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
1.0423.72The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike
1.0413.63Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
1.0413.16The Gospel According to the son by Norman Mailer
1.0383.97The Quotable Sandman: Memorable Lines from the Acclaimed Series (Sandman (Graphic Novels)) by Neil Gaiman
1.0343.64Haunted: 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
1.0313.5Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende
1.033.8Guilty 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
1.023.81The One-Armed Queen by Jane Yolen
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.9El Filibusterismo by José Rizal
1.0193.74The 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
1.0143.42City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
1.0143.47Taltos by Anne Rice
1.0133.56Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates
1.0133.45The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0073.72The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.0073.4The Book of Nod by Sam Chupp
1.0073.64The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
1.0063.69Life After God by Douglas Coupland
1.0063.75Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
1.0063.62The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones
1.0054The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection by Ellen Datlow
1.0033.39Bury Me Deep by Christopher Pike
13.54Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates
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