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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
1.1263.74Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1173.18Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1033.62Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.0882.394 Blondes by Candace Bushnell
1.0493.33The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
1.0423.31Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.0263.41Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
1.0093.84Sideways by Rex Pickett
0.9843.67The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
0.9833.18The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
0.9753.64Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
0.9564.03The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
0.9513.93Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
0.9423.69Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes by Better Homes and Gardens
0.9353.8The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
0.9353.45A long way down by Nick Hornby
0.9194.12Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook by Martha Stewart
0.9183.8The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
0.9053.47Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman
0.9034.11The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
0.8954.29Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
0.8934.1Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens
0.8914.27Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook by Martha Stewart
0.8753.81Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tus by Bill Buford
0.8724.15I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
0.8694.04Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
0.8643.77The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
0.8614.25Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.863.94High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
0.8584.04Everyday Food: Great Food Fast by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
0.8584.08The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
0.8454.12The Onion Ad Nauseam: Complete News Archives, Volume 13 by The Onion
0.8353.67The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman
0.8293.68The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry
0.8283.92Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
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
0.7994.28The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen
0.7984.04If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
0.7623.63I Was a Rat by Philip Pullman
0.7124.13The Onion Complete News Archives, Volume 14: Ad Nauseam by The Onion
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