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.

1.4193.62The Empress' New Clothes by Jaid Black
1.3962.84The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb
1.3813.35Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker
1.3683.62The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook
1.3583.28Dawnthief by James Barclay
1.3423.26Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport
1.3183.15A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin
1.2873.66Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
1.2833.66Blood and Honor by Simon R. Green
1.2823.72Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.2753.42Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan
1.273.57The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
1.2273.06The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
1.223.83Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
1.2132.92Six of Swords by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.2123.44Convergence by Sharon Green
1.2092.91The Covenant Rising by Stan Nicholls
1.1973.65The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1953.23No Phule Like an Old Phule by Robert Asprin
1.1823.1What You Wear Can Change Your Life by Trinny Woodall
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1783.95Elfsorrow (Legends of the Raven 1) by James Barclay
1.1633.23The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.153.72So Worthy My Love by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
1.1473.63The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1.1473.7Dark Secret by Christine Feehan
1.143.63The Jester by James Patterson
1.1383.6Noonshade by James Barclay
1.1363.29Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.1343.36Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway
1.1343.33The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
1.1313.81The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
1.1293.62A Perfect Hero by Samantha James
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1243.81The Sword by Jean Johnson
1.1233.28The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.53The Trudeau Vector by Juris Jurjevics
1.1183.09Affluenza by Oliver James
1.1173.19Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1063.59The Nymph King by Gena Showalter
1.1063.58The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.1033.6Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
1.1023.73Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
1.1013.39A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
1.0973.3Grunts! by Mary Gentle
1.0953.53GB84 by David Peace
1.0953.81Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein
1.0953.67Legacies by L. E. Modesitt
1.0923.72What To Expect The First Year by Heidi Murkoff
1.0923.88Dark Demon by Christine Feehan
1.093.11Asterix and the Actress by Albert Uderzo
1.0893.54Myrren's Gift by Fiona McIntosh
1.0853.78The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.0853.271421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies
1.0843.84Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan
1.0833.6Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
1.0833.55Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
1.0813.34Black Trillium by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.0793.65A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner
1.0773.8Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
1.0774.04Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0743.74Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
1.0743.64The Waterborn by J. Gregory Keyes
1.0733.59A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
1.0733.5Deadlock by Iris Johansen
1.0723.54Night Probe by Clive Cussler
1.0713.28A Malady of Magicks by Craig Shaw Gardner
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0693.43Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister
1.0684.39One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer
1.0683.74Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.91Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0643.38Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0643.83The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt
1.0633.76The Descent by Jeff Long
1.0633.33Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0633.25Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt
1.0623.91A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0623.61The Canon by Natalie Angier
1.0613.89The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1.0593.93The Tale of Pigling Bland by Beatrix Potter
1.0593.6Candle by John Barnes
1.0583.19Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
1.0563.24Fear by Jeff Abbott
1.0564.02A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
1.0553.58Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
1.0553.54Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0553.73An utterly impartial history of Britain, or, 2000 years of upper-class idiots in charge by John O'Farrell
1.0553.66Contest by Matthew Reilly
1.0543.85Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
1.0533.76Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.83Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
1.0523.51Iceberg by Clive Cussler
1.0513.54Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
1.053.89Silverlock by John Myers Myers
1.0493.2Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
1.0483.83The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
1.0483.65The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
1.0463.52What Not to Wear by Trinny Woodall
1.0453.89The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
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