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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
1.3563.3The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids by Robert Bauval
1.3273.29Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3083.02The Legacy by Stephen W. Frey
1.2612.96The Bible of Clay by Julia Navarro
1.2433.63The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman
1.2032.97Business @ the Speed of Thought : Using a Digital Nervous System by Bill Gates
1.1973.3Spy by Ted Bell
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1773.3The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
1.1743.57Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
1.1713.23The Last Knight: The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era by Norman F. Cantor
1.1633.51Faun & Games by Piers Anthony
1.1573.26Sign of the Cross by Chris Kuzneski
1.1563.45Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American P... Association
1.153.14Icebreaker by John Gardner
1.1473.08The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent
1.1453.6Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
1.1433.09Last Starfighter, The by Alan Dean Foster
1.1423.3The Colour of Her Panties by Piers Anthony
1.143.53Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler
1.1263.72Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1243.38The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott
1.1213.39By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of Forgiveness by Paulo Coelho
1.1213.55Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1183.4State of Fear by Michael Crichton
1.1163.19The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy
1.1113.23If Only It Were True by Marc Levy
1.1083.37The Sea Hunters II by Clive Cussler
1.1073.73Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used by Peter Block
1.1073.52Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
1.1043.56The Syndrome by John Case
1.1033.42Into the Storm: A Study in Command by Tom Clancy
1.1023.41Daughter of God by Lewis Perdue
1.1023.13Tales from the New Republic by Peter Schweighofer
1.1014.11The Poems (Bantam Classic) by William Shakespeare
1.0972.86The Fire by Katherine Neville
1.0943.23Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0853.66Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0843.44Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.083.11The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.0773.34Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0743.55The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
1.0733.68Team Yankee by Harold Coyle
1.0713.36Unicorn Point by Piers Anthony
1.0713.24Tsar by Ted Bell
1.0713.3Hadrian's Wall by William Dietrich
1.0713.26H.M.S. Unseen by Patrick Robinson
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0673.91Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0623.44Lost City by Clive Cussler
1.0613.06The Sign by Raymond Khoury
1.063.46The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy
1.063.43The Jury Master by Robert Dugoni
1.063.18The Mask Of Atreus by A. J. Hartley
1.0553.63The Visitation by Frank Peretti
1.0553.34Tales from Jabba's Palace by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0553.54Zombie Lover by Piers Anthony
1.0553.54Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0543.67The Chase by Clive Cussler
1.0543.25The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
1.0513.62The Fool's Run by John Sandford
1.0493.06The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
1.0493.73Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden
1.0483.13Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
1.0453.31Isle of View by Piers Anthony
1.0453.38Man from Mundania by Piers Anthony
1.0443.23Next by Michael Crichton
1.0443.57Star Trek by Alan Dean Foster
1.0443.47Knights of the Black and White (A Templar Novel) by Jack Whyte
1.0433.73For Love of Evil by Piers Anthony
1.0433.49The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham
1.0423.32Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.0423.76Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
1.0392.69Atlantis by David Gibbins
1.0343.59Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
1.0343.56Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0323.5Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi by James Kahn
1.0323.87Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
1.0313.36Question Quest by Piers Anthony
1.033.2The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
1.033.19The Lost Ones by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0293.54Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey
1.0293.59Yon Ill Wind by Piers Anthony
1.0283.6Kydd by Julian Stockwin
1.0283.1The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro
1.0283.69Sahara by Clive Cussler
1.0263.46Assassin by Ted Bell
1.0253.57Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
1.0253.61Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey
1.0253.7The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0232.83The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
1.0233.27The Last Templar by Michael Jecks
1.0233.85Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades by John J. Robinson
1.0233.57Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas
1.0223.48Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
1.0213.17Ambush At Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen
1.0213.43The Dastard by Piers Anthony
1.0213.86Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.0193.39The Insider by Stephen Frey
1.0193.67Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
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