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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
1.3962.83The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb
1.3813.37Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker
1.3683.65The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook
1.3583.33Dawnthief 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
1.2753.32Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan
1.273.56The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
1.2273.06The 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
1.2092.84The Covenant Rising by Stan Nicholls
1.1973.71The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1953.25No 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
1.1783.98Elfsorrow (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
1.1473.7The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1.1473.72Dark Secret by Christine Feehan
1.143.63The Jester by James Patterson
1.1383.61Noonshade by James Barclay
1.1363.28Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.1343.36Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway
1.1343.36The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
1.1313.81The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
1.1293.54A Perfect Hero by Samantha James
1.1263.74Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1243.79The Sword by Jean Johnson
1.1233.27The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.51The Trudeau Vector by Juris Jurjevics
1.1183.08Affluenza by Oliver James
1.1173.18Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1063.72The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.1023.78Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
1.1013.39A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
1.0973.31Grunts! by Mary Gentle
1.0953.57GB84 by David Peace
1.0953.81Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein
1.0953.65Legacies by L. E. Modesitt
1.0923.72What To Expect The First Year by Heidi Murkoff
1.0923.91Dark Demon by Christine Feehan
1.093.16Asterix and the Actress by Albert Uderzo
1.0893.55Myrren's Gift by Fiona Mcintosh
1.0853.79The 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
1.0833.53Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women that Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
1.0813.37Black Trillium by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.0793.67A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner
1.0773.79Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
1.0774.01Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0743.64The Waterborn by J. Gregory Keyes
1.0733.58A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
1.0733.43Deadlock by Iris Johansen
1.0723.52Night Probe by Clive Cussler
1.0713.34A Malady of Magicks by Craig Shaw Gardner
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0693.4Blow 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
1.0643.36Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0643.84The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt
1.0633.75The Descent by Jeff Long
1.0633.32Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0633.22Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt
1.0623.91A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0613.86The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1.0593.92The Tale of Pigling Bland by Beatrix Potter
1.0593.62Candle by John Barnes
1.0583.17Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
1.0563.27Fear by Jeff Abbott
1.0564.02A 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
1.0533.78Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.84Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
1.0523.5Iceberg by Clive Cussler
1.0513.51Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
1.053.9Silverlock by John Myers Myers
1.0493.23Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
1.0483.84The 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
1.0453.9The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
1.0453.73Temple by Matthew Reilly
1.0453.55When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0443.99The Little Grey Men by BB
1.0433.61Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
1.0433.83Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
1.0433.2Bridget Jones's Guide to Life by Helen Fielding
1.0423.06Hard Merchandise by K. W. Jeter
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