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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
1.1992.7Killing Time by Caleb Carr
1.1933.09Demons by John Shirley
1.143.59Necroscope: Defilers by Brian Lumley
1.1243.51The Taking by Dean Koontz
1.0013.6The disciples of Cthulhu by Edward P. Berglund
0.9883.77Accelerando 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
0.9323.78The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
0.9313.94A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
0.9243.86Survivor: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
0.9193.81Ringworld by Larry Niven
0.9193.94Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
0.9173.5Forever Peace (Remembering Tomorrow) by Joe Haldeman
0.9123.71The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
0.9123.54Sundiver by David Brin
0.9074.02Startide Rising by David Brin
0.8964.03Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
0.8913.88The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings by Philip K. Dick
0.8853.96The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
0.8843.97Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
0.8843.96The Alienist by Caleb Carr
0.8833.93The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
0.8643.91Necroscope II: Wamphyri! by Brian Lumley
0.863.72Sense Of Evil by Kay Hooper
0.863.68All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
0.8593.61Virtual Light by William Gibson
0.8513.99Necroscope by Brian Lumley
0.8463.9Infernal by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.84Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.96The Uplift War by David Brin
0.8393.84Count Zero by William Gibson
0.8364.251984 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
0.7834.07The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
0.783.9Bloodline by F. Paul Wilson
0.7783.59Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl
0.7714.12Crisscross by F. Paul Wilson
0.7524.02The Haunted Air by F. Paul Wilson
0.7494.01Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
0.7174.05Hosts by F. Paul Wilson
0.7164.09Gateways by F. Paul Wilson
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