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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
1.1992.67Killing Time by Caleb Carr
1.1933.16Demons by John Shirley
1.143.65Necroscope: Defilers by Brian Lumley
1.1243.51The Taking by Dean Koontz
1.0013.66The Disciples of Cthulhu by Edward P. Berglund
0.9883.79Accelerando by Charles Stross
0.9863.96Neuromancer by William Gibson
0.9714.16The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
0.9643.44Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
0.9473.91Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
0.9443.81Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
0.9334.05The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia by Daniel Harms
0.9323.83The 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
0.9173.49Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
0.9123.7The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
0.9123.54Sundiver by David Brin
0.9074.03Startide Rising by David Brin
0.8964.06Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
0.8913.88The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings by Philip K. Dick
0.8853.97The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
0.8843.96Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
0.8843.97The Alienist by Caleb Carr
0.8833.94The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
0.8643.91Necroscope II: Wamphyri! by Brian Lumley
0.863.69Sense of Evil by Kay Hooper
0.863.67All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
0.8593.61Virtual Light by William Gibson
0.8513.99Necroscope by Brian Lumley
0.8463.94Infernal by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.86Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.95The Uplift War by David Brin
0.8393.84Count Zero by William Gibson
0.8364.261984 by George Orwell
0.8274.06The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
0.8143.98Gateway by Frederik Pohl
0.8134All the Rage by F. Paul Wilson
0.7834.11The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
0.783.91Bloodline by F. Paul Wilson
0.7783.62Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl
0.7714.11Crisscross by F. Paul Wilson
0.7524.03The Haunted Air by F. Paul Wilson
0.7494.05Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
0.7174.06Hosts by F. Paul Wilson
0.7164.14Gateways by F. Paul Wilson
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