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Controversial Books

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
1.1992.68Killing Time by Caleb Carr
1.1933.16Demons by John Shirley
1.143.63Necroscope: Defilers by Brian Lumley
1.1243.52The Taking by Dean Koontz
1.0013.6The disciples of Cthulhu by Edward P. Berglund
0.9883.79Accelerando by Charles Stross
0.9863.96Neuromancer by William Gibson
0.9714.15The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
0.9643.46Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
0.9473.91Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
0.9443.8Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
0.9334.05The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia by Daniel Harms
0.9323.82The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
0.9313.96A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
0.9243.86Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
0.9193.83Ringworld by Larry Niven
0.9193.94Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
0.9173.48Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
0.9123.7The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
0.9123.55Sundiver by David Brin
0.9074.04Startide Rising by David Brin
0.8964.06Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
0.8913.89The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings by Philip K. Dick
0.8853.98The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
0.8843.98Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
0.8843.97The Alienist by Caleb Carr
0.8833.95The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
0.8643.91Necroscope II: Wamphyri! by Brian Lumley
0.863.72Sense of Evil by Kay Hooper
0.863.67All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
0.8593.61Virtual Light by William Gibson
0.8514Necroscope by Brian Lumley
0.8463.93Infernal by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.86Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.95The Uplift War by David Brin
0.8393.83Count Zero by William Gibson
0.8364.26Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.8274.05The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
0.8143.97Gateway by Frederik Pohl
0.8133.98All the Rage by F. Paul Wilson
0.7834.12The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
0.783.92Bloodline by F. Paul Wilson
0.7783.62Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl
0.7714.11Crisscross by F. Paul Wilson
0.7524.02The Haunted Air by F. Paul Wilson
0.7494.05Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
0.7174.07Hosts by F. Paul Wilson
0.7164.15Gateways by F. Paul Wilson
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