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.

1.1033.79How to cure a fanatic by Amos Oz
1.0553.3Fury by Salman Rushdie
1.0483.34Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas
0.9913.84Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
0.9823.67Money by Martin Amis
0.9763.89Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
0.9723.64Ring by Koji Suzuki
0.9543.85A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
0.9493.61Spiral by Koji Suzuki
0.9413.9What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
0.9253.73Godless by Pete Hautman
0.9183.87Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn
0.9083.76Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
0.9064.08Children of the Arbat by Anatoli Rybakov
0.9033.54Loop by Koji Suzuki
0.9013.74Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
0.94.03Our Oriental Heritage (The Story of Civilization, Vol.1) by Will Durant
0.8994.13Caesar and Christ by Will Durant
0.8983.78Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
0.8833.41Watchman by Ian Rankin
0.8823.74The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
0.8714.01No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
0.8714.07The Life of Greece by Will Durant
0.874.02The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
0.8583.85A Perfect Spy by John Le Carré
0.8464.03Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
0.8453.99A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
0.8364.16A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
0.8333.57Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
0.8283.91Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
0.8273.63The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
0.8243.7The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
0.8243.39The Bat by Jo Nesbo
0.823.51The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
0.8193.75Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
0.8193.71Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman
0.8064.15The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
0.8053.81The Devil You Know by Mike Carey
0.7994.39A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
0.7953.9The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell
0.7933.88Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
0.7844.13The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
0.7794.13The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
0.7364.46A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
0.7244.35A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
0.7183.63The Pyramid: The First Wallander Cases (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Henning Mankell
0.6753.92Heist Society by Ally Carter
0.6634.18The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
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