Controversial Books for JCarmody

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

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.264 3.69 The Voyage by Philip Caputo
1.104 3.69 The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey
1.095 3.7 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
1.078 3.97 Mansfield Park (Ignatius Critical Editions) by Jane Austen
1.077 3.89 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
1.055 3.37 The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
1.037 3.67 The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough
1.016 3.65 The Crucible by Arthur Miller
1.01 4.09 Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay by Annie Proulx
1.005 3.98 My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
1.002 3.71 The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams
0.996 3.67 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
0.981 4.24 Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
0.979 3.79 The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
0.963 4.11 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
0.963 3.81 Wyatt by Garry Disher
0.959 3.89 Paper Towns by John Green
0.951 4.03 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
0.948 4.13 The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
0.944 3.76 The Beach by Alex Garland
0.936 4.28 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
0.936 3.95 The Stranger by Albert Camus
0.935 3.71 Needful Things by Stephen King
0.933 3.89 Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
0.933 3.41 Virgin: Prelude to the Throne by Robin Maxwell
0.927 4.03 Voss by Patrick White
0.926 3.96 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
0.925 3.74 Shame by Salman Rushdie
0.92 4.01 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
0.918 3.63 How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
0.917 3.85 Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
0.903 3.68 419 by Will Ferguson
0.9 3.82 Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
0.894 4.07 The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-guidance and Expanded Creativity by Tristine Rainer
0.893 4.05 Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography by Roland Barthes
0.888 4.29 A Lover's Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes
0.884 3.89 Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison
0.883 3.73 My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
0.881 3.47 House of Meetings by Martin Amis
0.88 4.34 The Captive by Marcel Proust
0.875 4.15 What We Talk about When We Talk about Love by Raymond Carver
0.873 4.24 The Importance of Being Earnest / Lady Windermere's Fan / A Woman of No Importance / An Ideal Husband / Salomé by Oscar Wilde
0.868 4.08 The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
0.867 4.27 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.866 4.21 Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
0.855 4.16 The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
0.853 4.04 The Yellow Wallpaper [short story] by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
0.853 3.67 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
0.845 4.32 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
0.842 3.96 The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
0.836 4.32 The Captive & The Fugitive: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. V (Modern Library Classics) (v. 5) by Marcel Proust
0.834 3.73 The Break by Marian Keyes
0.832 3.61 Anatomy of Restlessness: Selected Writings 1969-1989 by Bruce Chatwin
0.821 3.68 The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin
0.806 3.77 Finale by Thomas Mallon
0.786 4.28 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
0.78 4.52 The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.766 3.99 The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell
0.756 3.7 The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
0.701 4.24 Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing by Hélène Cixous
0.679 3.72 The Italian Wedding by Nicky Pellegrino
0.634 4.42 Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time by Eric Karpeles