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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
1.143.63Necroscope: Defilers by Brian Lumley
1.1243.51The 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
0.9714.16The 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
0.9323.82The 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
0.8843.97Rendezvous 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
0.863.71Sense of Evil by Kay Hooper
0.863.66All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
0.8593.6Virtual Light by William Gibson
0.8513.99Necroscope by Brian Lumley
0.8463.93Infernal by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.85Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.96The Uplift War by David Brin
0.8393.84Count 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
0.7834.11The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
0.783.92Bloodline by F. Paul Wilson
0.7783.63Heechee 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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