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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
0.9883.78Accelerando by Charles Stross
0.9863.95Neuromancer by William Gibson
0.9714.15The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
0.9643.45Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
0.9473.9Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
0.9443.81Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
0.9334.11Encyclopedia Cthulhiana by Daniel Harms
0.9323.8The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
0.9313.96A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
0.9243.87Survivor: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
0.9193.82Ringworld by Larry Niven
0.9193.94Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
0.9173.49Forever Peace (Remembering Tomorrow) 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
0.8964.03Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
0.8913.86The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings by Philip K. Dick
0.8853.96The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
0.8843.97Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
0.8843.97The Alienist by Caleb Carr
0.8833.93The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
0.8643.92Necroscope II: Wamphyri! by Brian Lumley
0.863.73Sense of Evil by Kay Hooper
0.863.67All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
0.8593.61Virtual Light by William Gibson
0.8514.02Necroscope by Brian Lumley
0.8463.91Infernal by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.83Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.97The Uplift War by David Brin
0.8393.83Count Zero by William Gibson
0.8364.25Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.8274.06The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
0.8143.97Gateway by Frederik Pohl
0.8133.98All the Rage by F. Paul Wilson
0.7834.08The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
0.783.89Bloodline by F. Paul Wilson
0.7783.6Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl
0.7714.12Crisscross by F. Paul Wilson
0.7524.02The Haunted Air by F. Paul Wilson
0.7494.04Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
0.7174.06Hosts by F. Paul Wilson
0.7164.12Gateways by F. Paul Wilson
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