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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
1.4193.61The Empress' New Clothes by Jaid Black
1.3962.8The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb
1.3813.31Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker
1.3683.62The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook
1.3583.27Dawnthief by James Barclay
1.3423.28Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport
1.3183.17A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin
1.2873.65Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
1.2833.67Blood and Honor by Simon R. Green
1.2823.72Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.2753.45Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan
1.273.57The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
1.2273.09The 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
1.1823.12What 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
1.1633.23Courtship Of Princess Leia, The by Dave Wolverton
1.153.71So Worthy My Love by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
1.1473.64The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1.1473.71Dark Secret by Christine Feehan
1.143.65The Jester by James Patterson
1.1383.58Noonshade by James Barclay
1.1363.27Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.1343.32Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway
1.1343.37The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
1.1313.81The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
1.1293.61A Perfect Hero by Samantha James
1.1263.72Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1243.78The Sword by Jean Johnson
1.1233.29The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.49The Trudeau Vector by Juris Jurjevics
1.1183.12Affluenza by Oliver James
1.1173.19Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1063.6The Nymph King by Gena Showalter
1.1063.58The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.1033.57Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
1.1023.72Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
1.1013.4A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
1.0973.28Grunts! by Mary Gentle
1.0953.48GB84 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
1.0923.87Dark Demon by Christine Feehan
1.093.12Asterix and the Actress by Albert Uderzo
1.0893.55Myrren'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
1.0833.57Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
1.0833.5Nice 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
1.0793.62A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner
1.0773.79Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
1.0774.01Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0743.74Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
1.0743.64The Waterborn by J. Gregory Keyes
1.0733.58A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
1.0733.48Deadlock by Iris Johansen
1.0723.52Night Probe by Clive Cussler
1.0713.23A Malady of Magicks by Craig Shaw Gardner
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0693.44Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister
1.0684.39One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer
1.0683.75Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.91Wuthering 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
1.0633.32Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0633.26Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt
1.0623.9A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0623.6The 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
1.0583.2Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
1.0563.24Fear by Jeff Abbott
1.0564A 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
1.0533.72Heart Mate (Celta's HeartMates, Book 1) by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.85Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
1.0523.51Iceberg by Clive Cussler
1.0513.55Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
1.053.9Silverlock by John Myers Myers
1.0493.2Blood And Ice by Robert Masello
1.0483.82The 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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