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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
1.3962.87The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb
1.3813.35Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker
1.3683.69The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook
1.3583.29Dawnthief by James Barclay
1.3423.23Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport
1.3183.15A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin
1.2833.6Blood and Honor by Simon R. Green
1.2753.38Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan
1.273.59The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
1.2273.03The 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
1.2123.41Convergence by Sharon Green
1.2092.91The Covenant Rising by Stan Nicholls
1.1973.67The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1953.22No Phule Like an Old Phule by Robert Asprin
1.1823.18What 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
1.1633.22The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.153.71So Worthy My Love by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
1.1473.62The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1.1473.72Dark Secret by Christine Feehan
1.143.63The Jester by James Patterson
1.1383.59Noonshade by James Barclay
1.1363.28Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.1343.36Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway
1.1343.33The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
1.1313.8The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
1.1293.58A Perfect Hero by Samantha James
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1243.81The Sword by Jean Johnson
1.1233.27The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.5The Trudeau Vector by Juris Jurjevics
1.1183.1Affluenza by Oliver James
1.1173.19Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1063.72The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.1033.59Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
1.1023.76Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
1.1013.41A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
1.0973.29Grunts! by Mary Gentle
1.0953.52GB84 by David Peace
1.0953.81Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein
1.0953.66Legacies by L. E. Modesitt
1.0923.72What To Expect The First Year by Heidi Murkoff
1.0923.89Dark Demon by Christine Feehan
1.093.14Asterix 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
1.0843.82Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan
1.0833.57Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
1.0833.54Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
1.0813.37Black Trillium by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.0793.68A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner
1.0773.81Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
1.0774.03Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0743.75Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
1.0743.61The Waterborn by J. Gregory Keyes
1.0733.58A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
1.0733.5Deadlock by Iris Johansen
1.0723.53Night Probe by Clive Cussler
1.0713.32A Malady of Magicks by Craig Shaw Gardner
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0693.42Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister
1.0684.39One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer
1.0683.73Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0643.39Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0643.83The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt
1.0633.75The Descent by Jeff Long
1.0633.33Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0633.23Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt
1.0623.91A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0613.88The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1.0593.9The Tale of Pigling Bland by Beatrix Potter
1.0593.6Candle by John Barnes
1.0583.17Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
1.0563.28Fear by Jeff Abbott
1.0564.01A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
1.0553.59Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
1.0553.55Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0553.73An utterly impartial history of Britain, or, 2000 years of upper-class idiots in charge by John O'Farrell
1.0553.64Contest by Matthew Reilly
1.0543.85Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
1.0533.77Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.86Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
1.0523.5Iceberg by Clive Cussler
1.0513.53Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
1.053.91Silverlock by John Myers Myers
1.0493.2Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
1.0483.83The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
1.0483.62The 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
1.0453.72Temple by Matthew Reilly
1.0453.53When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0444The Little Grey Men by B. B.
1.0433.61Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
1.0433.77Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
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