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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
1.3563.29The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids by Robert Bauval
1.3273.33Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3082.88The Legacy by Stephen W. Frey
1.2612.95The Bible of Clay by Julia Navarro
1.2032.95Business @ the Speed of Thought : Using a Digital Nervous System by Bill Gates
1.1982.13The Gnostic Mystery by Randy Davila
1.1973.23Spy by Ted Bell
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1773.31The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
1.1743.49The 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
1.1633.48Faun & Games by Piers Anthony
1.1573.2Sign of the Cross by Chris Kuzneski
1.153.14Icebreaker by John Gardner
1.1473.09The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent
1.1453.61Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
1.1433.12The Last Starfighter by Alan Dean Foster
1.1423.29The Colour of Her Panties by Piers Anthony
1.143.54Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler
1.1263.74Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1213.53Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1183.4State of Fear by Michael Crichton
1.1163.17The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy
1.1083.35The Sea Hunters II by Clive Cussler
1.1073.52Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
1.1043.54The Syndrome by John Case
1.1033.44Into the Storm: A Study in Command by Melanie Moreland
1.1023.4Daughter of God by Lewis Perdue
1.1023.18Tales from the New Republic by Peter Schweighofer
1.0972.87The Fire by Katherine Neville
1.0943.2Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0853.66Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0843.49Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.083.13The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.0773.37Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0743.54The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
1.0733.72Team Yankee by Harold Coyle
1.0713.38Unicorn Point by Piers Anthony
1.0713.15Tsar by Ted Bell
1.0713.31Hadrian's Wall by William Dietrich
1.0713.26H.M.S. Unseen by Patrick Robinson
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0623.38Lost City by Clive Cussler
1.0613.06The Sign by Raymond Khoury
1.063.47The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy
1.063.32The Jury Master by Robert Dugoni
1.063.16The Mask Of Atreus by A. J. Hartley
1.0553.66The Visitation by Frank Peretti
1.0553.36Tales from Jabba's Palace by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0553.55Zombie Lover by Piers Anthony
1.0553.54Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0543.67The Chase by Clive Cussler
1.0543.24The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
1.0513.55The 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
1.0483.13The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
1.0453.33Isle of View by Piers Anthony
1.0453.38Man from Mundania by Piers Anthony
1.0443.23Next by Michael Crichton
1.0443.54Star 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
1.0423.31Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.0392.66Atlantis by David Gibbins
1.0343.62Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
1.0343.54Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0323.47Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
1.0323.87Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
1.0313.39Question Quest by Piers Anthony
1.033.2The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
1.033.2The Lost Ones by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0293.56Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey
1.0293.56Yon Ill Wind by Piers Anthony
1.0283.5Kydd by Julian Stockwin
1.0283.11The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro
1.0283.66Sahara by Clive Cussler
1.0263.51Assassin by Ted Bell
1.0253.59Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
1.0253.63Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey
1.0253.7The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0232.8The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
1.0233.25The Last Templar by Michael Jecks
1.0233.82Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades by John J. Robinson
1.0233.54Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas
1.0223.43Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
1.0213.16Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen
1.0213.44The Dastard by Piers Anthony
1.0213.87Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.0193.26The Insider by Stephen Frey
1.0193.68Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
1.0183.38Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire by James Wallace
1.0163.1Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster
1.0153.05SSN by Tom Clancy
1.0153.18Vale of the Vole by Piers Anthony
1.0143.31The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer
1.0133.24Rogue Planet by Greg Bear
1.0122.95Codex by Lev Grossman
1.0113.54Shock Wave by Clive Cussler
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