Controversial Books for kchalot

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
1.365 3.3 Diablo Guardian (Spanish Edition) by Xavier Velasco
1.206 4.03 Ulysses by James Joyce
1.198 3.47 Crash by J. G. Ballard
1.18 3.31 The Vortex by José Eustasio Rivera
1.16 3.81 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.157 3.67 Doña Barbara by Rómulo Gallegos
1.153 3.52 Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
1.142 3.44 The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
1.136 3.56 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
1.122 3.2 Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives by Anthony Giddens
1.114 3.64 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.1 3.36 In Search of Klingsor by Jorge Volpi
1.1 4.1 Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa
1.09 3.44 The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
1.08 3.58 Madness: A Brief History by Roy Porter
1.07 3.26 Our Lady of the Assassins by Fernando Vallejo
1.068 3.5 Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas
1.068 3.95 The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
1.049 3.87 Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
1.042 3.03 Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
1.041 2.9 Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
1.04 3.31 The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
1.039 3.78 Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
1.031 3.87 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
1.03 3.86 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.026 3.57 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
1.024 3.69 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
1.019 3.03 Destination: Morgue!: L.A. Tales by James Ellroy
1.019 3.52 The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac
1.015 3.09 Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
1.013 3.94 Bestiary by Julio Cortázar
1.013 4.01 Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
1.008 4.16 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
1.008 4.13 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
1.007 3.76 High Art by Rubem Fonseca
1.007 3.76 Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
1.005 3.48 The Black Minutes by Martin Solares
1.003 3.53 Baudolino by Umberto Eco
1.003 3.48 Diary: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
0.999 3.76 The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela
0.999 4.02 Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me by Javier Marías
0.999 3.7 Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom : the golden age of rock by Nik Cohn
0.997 3.81 The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.996 3.19 The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
0.994 4.09 On Heroes and Tombs by Ernesto Sábato
0.99 3.83 Crimes of August by Rubem Fonseca
0.989 3.83 The Tree of Knowledge by Pío Baroja
0.989 3.95 Faust I & II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0.989 4.06 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.989 4.16 Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
0.987 3.47 How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
0.979 3.75 The Lost Steps by Alejo Carpentier
0.978 3.83 Los relampagos de agosto (Spanish Edition) by Jorge Ibargüengoitia
0.977 3.79 Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
0.976 3.6 Killer on the Road by James Ellroy
0.975 3.83 The Cave by José Saramago
0.969 3.81 On Ethics and Economics by Amartya Sen
0.969 3.68 The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
0.968 3.75 The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
0.967 3.57 Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
0.963 3.93 An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
0.962 4.1 The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago
0.961 3.63 The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
0.961 4.05 If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
0.958 3.57 The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.958 3.87 The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
0.956 3.52 The Romantic Dogs by Roberto Bolaño
0.953 3.38 The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
0.95 3.85 Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
0.949 3.85 The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom
0.948 3.42 Putas Asesinas (Spanish Edition) by Roberto Bolaño
0.947 3.84 Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel
0.945 3.81 Literary Theory: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton
0.944 4.01 The Abyss by Marguerite Yourcenar
0.944 3.62 Suicidios ejemplares (Spanish Edition) by Enrique Vila-Matas
0.943 3.65 A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolome de Las Casas
0.942 4 Foundation by Isaac Asimov
0.942 3.78 Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.942 4.02 The Odyssey by Homer
0.94 3.95 Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard
0.938 4.15 Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
0.936 3.58 The Seville Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
0.935 4.17 The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges
0.934 3.78 The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
0.934 3.92 Blow Up by Julio Cortázar
0.932 3.76 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
0.93 3.44 Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories by Chuck Palahniuk
0.928 4.09 Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino
0.927 3.79 The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago
0.925 3.74 Shame by Salman Rushdie
0.918 3.77 Cabeza de Vaca's Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America by ÁLVAR NÚÑEZ CABEZA DE VACA
0.916 3.79 La sombra del águila by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
0.915 3.81 South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life by Charles Bukowski
0.91 3.59 One Way or Another by Leonardo Sciascia
0.908 3.94 All the Names by José Saramago
0.906 3.88 Moon Palace by Paul Auster
0.905 3.54 Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh
0.905 4.14 The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.904 3.78 The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh
0.904 3.93 Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
0.903 4.26 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
0.903 3.6 Letters from Mexico by Hernán Cortés
0.901 4.03 The Burning Plain, and Other Stories by Juan Rulfo
0.899 3.9 Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
0.898 4.05 Trilce by Cesar Vallejo
0.897 3.95 Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
0.896 3.95 The Plague by Albert Camus
0.895 3.84 Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
0.895 3.84 Nightmare Town: Stories by Dashiell Hammett
0.894 3.8 The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh
0.892 3.71 The Stone Raft by José Saramago
0.889 3.73 The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
0.888 4.08 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
0.882 3.88 Explosion in a Cathedral by Alejo Carpentier
0.88 3.52 The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole
0.88 4.07 The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence by Carl Sagan
0.878 3.63 Playback by Raymond Chandler
0.877 3.9 Short Cuts: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
0.877 4.02 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
0.877 3.45 The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
0.876 3.93 Where the Air Is Clear by Carlos Fuentes
0.874 3.67 Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
0.874 3.88 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
0.872 3.77 Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith
0.871 3.86 My Dark Places by James Ellroy
0.869 4.19 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
0.867 4.2 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
0.867 3.81 Mercier and Camier by Samuel Beckett
0.866 3.85 The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
0.865 3.66 Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
0.864 3.68 The Goodbye Look by Ross Macdonald
0.863 4.07 Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
0.862 3.61 The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett
0.862 3.34 Suicide Hill by James Ellroy
0.856 4.06 American Tabloid by James Ellroy
0.855 3.84 The Insufferable Gaucho by Roberto Bolaño
0.855 3.55 The Master of Petersburg by J. M. Coetzee
0.854 3.74 The Dead Girls by Jorge Ibargüengoitia
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.849 3.75 The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald
0.849 4 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
0.848 3.79 Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
0.845 3.98 The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
0.844 4.13 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
0.843 4.12 End of the Game by Julio Cortázar
0.843 3.89 The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
0.842 4.18 Paris Spleen (New Directions Paperbook) by Charles Baudelaire
0.842 4.15 Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger
0.839 3.09 The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women by James Ellroy
0.838 3.7 All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
0.838 4.38 Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
0.837 3.91 Dark Hollow by John Connolly
0.836 4.36 Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
0.835 4.11 Zuckerman Bound (The Ghost Writer / Zuckerman Unbound / The Anatomy Lesson / The Prague Orgy) by Philip Roth
0.834 4.27 The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
0.833 3.97 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
0.833 3.3 Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy
0.832 3.87 Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas
0.83 3.79 White Jazz by James Ellroy
0.83 3.48 Il cavaliere e la morte by Leonardo Sciascia
0.829 3.84 Count Zero by William Gibson
0.827 3.93 The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past by John Lewis Gaddis
0.827 3.04 Dernier inventaire avant liquidation by Frédéric Beigbeder
0.824 4.02 The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
0.821 4.1 L. A. Confidential by James Ellroy
0.821 3.79 The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald
0.82 3.49 Apocalypse Postponed by Umberto Eco
0.815 3.99 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré
0.812 3.77 By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño
0.81 3.57 Clandestine by James Ellroy
0.804 4.16 The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
0.794 3.67 Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
0.792 3.99 Black Money by Ross Macdonald
0.788 3.81 Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
0.787 3.32 Because the Night by James Ellroy
0.786 3.98 The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm
0.778 3.54 The Hitler of History by John Lukacs
0.778 4.04 Extraordinary Tales by Adolfo Bioy Casares
0.768 3.96 The High Window by Raymond Chandler
0.767 4.06 Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
0.767 4.02 The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
0.764 3.87 The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell
0.763 3.19 Crime Wave: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A. by James Ellroy
0.75 3.9 The Lost Manuscript by Rubem Fonseca
0.746 3.38 The Shipyard by Juan Carlos Onetti
0.737 3.98 On History by E. J. Hobsbawm
0.732 3.95 The Age of Capital, 1848-1875 by Eric Hobsbawm
0.724 3.39 An Easy Thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
0.709 4.05 The Far Side of the Dollar by Ross Macdonald
0.676 3.71 Some Clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
0.666 4.18 The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal
0.642 4.28 News from the Empire by Fernando del Paso