Controversial Books for E_squiggle

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.2 3.58 The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
1.136 3.04 Tarantula by Bob Dylan
1.128 3.8 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.08 3.49 Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
1.069 3.73 Death in Spring by Mercè Rodoreda
1.056 3.91 Satantango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
1.04 3.84 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
1.039 3.97 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
1.031 3.62 Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
1.015 3.96 The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
1.015 3.69 Winter by Karl Ove Knausgård
1.012 3.81 Beowulf by Beowulf Poet
1.011 4.04 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
1.01 3.76 My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.01 3.45 Indelicacy by Amina Cain
1.008 4.16 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
1.003 3.61 Redemption Falls by Joseph O'Connor
1 3.44 In the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami
0.999 3.59 Inland by Téa Obreht
0.999 3.91 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
0.995 3.82 Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
0.994 3.43 The Emissary by Yoko Tawada
0.993 3.6 A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman
0.992 3.6 The Idiot by Elif Batuman
0.99 3.7 The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters
0.989 4.06 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.988 3.41 Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
0.988 3.9 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
0.982 3.21 The Dog by Joseph O'Neill
0.98 3.64 McGlue (The Fence Modern Prize in Prose) by Ottessa Moshfegh
0.977 3.76 The Sellout by Paul Beatty
0.976 3.21 The Humbling by Philip Roth
0.975 3.74 White Teeth: A Novel by Zadie Smith
0.972 3.75 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
0.971 3.76 The Power by Naomi Alderman
0.97 3.89 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
0.969 3.81 Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0.968 3.61 On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
0.964 3.61 The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
0.961 3.68 Saturday by Ian McEwan
0.955 3.38 Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgård
0.955 3.64 On Beauty by Zadie Smith
0.954 3.53 Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
0.951 3.5 NW by Zadie Smith
0.95 3.85 Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
0.948 3.87 District and Circle by Seamus Heaney
0.947 3.94 My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgård
0.943 3.91 Dubliners by James Joyce
0.942 3.7 A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
0.942 3.8 The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
0.937 3.91 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
0.936 3.85 The Human Stain by Philip Roth
0.935 3.78 Lost Japan by Alex Kerr
0.931 3.97 Ways of Seeing by John Berger
0.926 3.97 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
0.926 3.53 Beautiful Animals: A Novel by Lawrence Osborne
0.925 3.73 Shame by Salman Rushdie
0.922 4.01 Days without End by Sebastian Barry
0.92 3.56 Purity by Jonathan Franzen
0.92 3.74 Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
0.919 3.92 Spring by Karl Ove Knausgård
0.918 3.79 The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
0.918 3.42 The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
0.918 4.02 The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
0.917 3.95 Shaking Hands with Death by Terry Pratchett
0.916 3.67 The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes
0.914 3.99 Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction by J. D. Salinger
0.909 3.76 The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
0.908 3.91 On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
0.906 3.82 The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
0.905 4.11 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
0.903 3.6 Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
0.902 3.57 The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis
0.9 3.56 Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
0.9 3.78 Barkskins by Annie Proulx
0.895 3.93 Cane River by Lalita Tademy
0.895 3.9 Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
0.895 3.56 Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
0.889 3.43 The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
0.889 3.98 Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
0.889 3.73 The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
0.888 3.83 Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
0.888 3.88 O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
0.885 4.12 A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
0.885 3.47 When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
0.884 3.75 The Crow Eaters: A Novel by Bapsi Sidhwa
0.883 3.89 Human Chain by Seamus Heaney
0.879 3.88 Autumn by Ali Smith
0.878 4.21 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
0.876 3.71 Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was: A Novel by Sjon
0.876 4.13 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
0.874 3.96 Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
0.869 3.78 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
0.866 3.38 In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul
0.865 3.73 The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
0.864 3.9 Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
0.863 3.61 A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
0.863 3.39 The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami
0.86 4.1 M Train by Patti Smith
0.86 4.12 The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
0.857 3.89 A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Stories by Yiyun Li
0.856 3.66 The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
0.856 3.79 The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
0.855 3.88 A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
0.855 4.07 We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
0.854 3.95 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
0.854 4.04 Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
0.854 4.15 Just Kids by Patti Smith
0.853 3.95 Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.853 3.92 Bad feminist by Roxane Gay
0.853 3.95 Moonglow by Michael Chabon
0.852 3.95 Edie: An American Biography by Jean Stein
0.85 4.19 Essays (Penguin) by George Orwell
0.849 3.53 The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee
0.848 4.13 The White Album by Joan Didion
0.847 3.77 Nemesis by Philip Roth
0.847 3.71 Oracle Night by Paul Auster
0.844 3.83 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
0.842 3.59 French Exit by Patrick deWitt
0.84 4.36 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
0.837 4.04 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
0.836 3.94 Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
0.836 3.73 Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
0.836 3.96 As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
0.835 4.22 Human Acts by Kang Han
0.835 3.13 Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
0.835 3.67 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
0.834 3.92 Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
0.832 3.54 South and West by Joan Didion
0.832 3.83 Real Life by Brandon Taylor
0.825 3.89 Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life by J. M. Coetzee
0.825 4.02 Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
0.825 3.87 The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
0.822 3.54 Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro
0.821 3.78 Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
0.82 4 TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
0.82 4.19 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
0.818 4.23 Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
0.815 4.06 The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
0.815 4.13 Known and Strange Things: Essays by Teju Cole
0.812 4.11 If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
0.812 4.04 A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
0.812 3.95 The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler
0.811 3.5 Beatlebone by Kevin Barry
0.806 4.01 Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
0.806 4.28 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
0.806 3.91 Winter by Ali Smith
0.803 4.29 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
0.802 3.95 Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
0.801 4.2 Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
0.798 3.69 A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
0.798 4.15 Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
0.795 4.23 We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
0.787 3.92 Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
0.786 3.53 Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
0.786 4.03 Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney
0.775 3.61 Territory of Light by Yūko Tsushima
0.769 3.8 Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
0.767 3.8 The Blue Fox by Sjón
0.767 4.07 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
0.766 3.81 The Children Act by Ian McEwan
0.762 3.82 Elmet by Fiona Mozley
0.761 4.17 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
0.761 4.01 I Shall Be Near to You: A Novel by Erin Lindsay McCabe
0.76 4.25 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
0.76 3.69 And Yet...: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
0.758 3.83 Electric Light by Seamus Heaney
0.758 3.7 At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
0.755 3.65 On a Chinese Screen by W. Somerset Maugham
0.753 3.68 Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy Hepinstall
0.747 4.36 Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
0.745 4.06 The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
0.743 4.01 The Good People by Hannah Kent
0.743 4.27 Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996 by Seamus Heaney
0.742 3.93 River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
0.734 4.23 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
0.729 3.74 Girl by Edna O'Brien
0.728 3.89 Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays by Christopher Hitchens
0.727 3.83 From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
0.725 4.43 The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.724 4.25 The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
0.71 3.93 Ways of Going Home: A Novel by Alejandro Zambra
0.698 3.83 A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry
0.696 3.69 Sugar Money by Jane Harris
0.695 4.39 East West Street by Philippe Sands
0.65 3.86 The Ballroom by Anna Hope
0.647 4.19 Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
0.609 4.19 Starlight by Richard Wagamese
0.594 4.15 The Thing About December by Donal Ryan