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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
1.3962.79The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb
1.3813.36Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker
1.3683.64The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook
1.3583.34Dawnthief by James Barclay
1.3423.23Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport
1.3183.1A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin
1.2833.59Blood and Honor by Simon R. Green
1.2753.3Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan
1.273.56The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
1.2273.09The 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
1.2123.4Convergence by Sharon Green
1.2092.84The Covenant Rising by Stan Nicholls
1.1973.7The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1953.25No Phule Like an Old Phule by Robert Asprin
1.1823.14What You Wear Can Change Your Life by Trinny Woodall
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1784Elfsorrow (Legends of the Raven 1) by James Barclay
1.1633.22The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.153.68So Worthy My Love by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
1.1473.7The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1.1473.73Dark Secret by Christine Feehan
1.143.64The Jester by James Patterson
1.1383.61Noonshade by James Barclay
1.1363.28Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.1343.35Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway
1.1343.36The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
1.1313.81The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
1.1293.53A Perfect Hero by Samantha James
1.1263.74Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1243.81The Sword by Jean Johnson
1.1233.25The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.5The Trudeau Vector by Juris Jurjevics
1.1183.07Affluenza by Oliver James
1.1173.17Digital 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
1.0953.85Yes!: 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
1.0923.88Dark 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
1.0843.83Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan
1.0833.6Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
1.0833.46Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women that Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
1.0813.35Black Trillium by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.0793.67A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner
1.0773.82Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
1.0774.01Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0743.64The Waterborn by J. Gregory Keyes
1.0733.56A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
1.0733.43Deadlock by Iris Johansen
1.0723.51Night Probe by Clive Cussler
1.0713.35A 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
1.0683.74Maia by Richard Adams
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0643.36Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0643.86The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt
1.0633.74The Descent by Jeff Long
1.0633.32Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0633.18Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt
1.0623.91A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0613.85The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1.0593.92The Tale of Pigling Bland by Beatrix Potter
1.0593.68Candle by John Barnes
1.0583.16Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
1.0563.27Fear by Jeff Abbott
1.0564.02A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
1.0553.55Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
1.0553.55Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0553.74An utterly impartial history of Britain, or, 2000 years of upper-class idiots in charge by John O'Farrell
1.0553.65Contest 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
1.053.91Silverlock by John Myers Myers
1.0493.21Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
1.0483.83The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
1.0483.6The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
1.0463.55What Not to Wear by Trinny Woodall
1.0453.91The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
1.0453.72Temple by Matthew Reilly
1.0453.56When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0444.03The Little Grey Men by BB
1.0433.61Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
1.0433.85Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
1.0433.2Bridget Jones's Guide to Life by Helen Fielding
1.0423.07Hard Merchandise by K. W. Jeter
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