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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
1.3583.32Dawnthief by James Barclay
1.3423.23Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport
1.3183.13A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin
1.2833.6Blood and Honor by Simon R. Green
1.2753.36Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan
1.273.58The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
1.2273.04The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
1.223.82Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
1.2132.92Six of Swords by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.2123.41Convergence by Sharon Green
1.2092.85The Covenant Rising by Stan Nicholls
1.1973.7The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1953.23No 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
1.1633.21The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.153.71So Worthy My Love by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
1.1473.63The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1.1473.71Dark Secret by Christine Feehan
1.143.62The Jester by James Patterson
1.1383.64Noonshade by James Barclay
1.1363.28Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.1343.36Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway
1.1343.35The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
1.1313.83The 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
1.1233.26The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.5The Trudeau Vector by Juris Jurjevics
1.1183.08Affluenza 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
1.1023.77Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
1.1013.41A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
1.0973.32Grunts! by Mary Gentle
1.0953.57GB84 by David Peace
1.0953.81Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein
1.0953.67Legacies by L. E. Modesitt
1.0923.73What To Expect The First Year by Heidi Murkoff
1.0923.89Dark Demon by Christine Feehan
1.093.14Asterix and the Actress by Albert Uderzo
1.0893.55Myrren's Gift by Fiona Mcintosh
1.0853.78The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.0853.261421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies
1.0843.82Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan
1.0833.57Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
1.0833.56Nice 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
1.0773.8Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
1.0774.02Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0743.64The Waterborn by J. Gregory Keyes
1.0733.58A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
1.0733.45Deadlock by Iris Johansen
1.0723.54Night Probe by Clive Cussler
1.0713.34A Malady of Magicks by Craig Shaw Gardner
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0693.42Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister
1.0684.38One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer
1.0683.72Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0643.38Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0643.84The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt
1.0633.76The 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
1.0613.87The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1.0593.9The Tale of Pigling Bland by Beatrix Potter
1.0593.64Candle by John Barnes
1.0583.17Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
1.0563.27Fear by Jeff Abbott
1.0564.01A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
1.0553.57Three 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
1.0533.79Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.84Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
1.0523.51Iceberg by Clive Cussler
1.0513.53Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
1.053.92Silverlock by John Myers Myers
1.0493.21Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
1.0483.83The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
1.0483.61The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
1.0463.53What Not to Wear by Trinny Woodall
1.0453.89The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
1.0453.72Temple by Matthew Reilly
1.0453.54When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0443.96The Little Grey Men by B. B.
1.0433.61Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
1.0433.83Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
1.0433.2Bridget Jones's Guide to Life by Helen Fielding
1.0423.05Hard Merchandise by K. W. Jeter
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