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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
1.2343.08Superstitious by R. L. Stine
1.1954.04Black and Blue Magic by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
1.1272.84Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.0783.69Phantoms by Dean Koontz
1.0663.95Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties And Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar
1.0583.79Strangers by Dean Koontz
1.0473.31The Voice of the Night by Dean Koontz
1.0463.36Icebound by Dean Koontz
1.0443.84Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
1.0373.53The Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz
1.0323.43The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz
0.9984.01Watchers by Dean Koontz
0.9963.84House of Stairs by William Sleator
0.9933.84Superfudge by Judy Blume
0.9863.58Strange Highways by Dean Koontz
0.9853.35Cold Fire by Dean Koontz
0.983.49The Lost World by Michael Crichton
0.9753.42Darkfall by Dean Koontz
0.9723.89Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
0.9593.54Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz
0.9563.91Lightning by Dean Koontz
0.9543.62Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume
0.9524.08It by Stephen King
0.953.57Garfield Bigger Than Life by Jim Davis
0.9433.63The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
0.9363.58Dreaming In Code by Scott Rosenberg
0.9353.75The Dead Zone by Stephen King
0.9313.99Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
0.933.57Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution by Glyn Moody
0.9253.58The Key to Midnight by Dean Koontz
0.9243.78Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel by Scott Adams
0.9224.1The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
0.9163.73Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
0.9113.86Stuart Little by E. B. White
0.913.63Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guides) by Frederick H. Pough
0.9083.77Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
0.9053.98The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics) by Aischylos
0.9013.57I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It by Barbara Sher
0.8984.12When True Night Falls by C. S. Friedman
0.8943.66Lust Killer: Updated Edition (Signet True Crime) by Ann Rule
0.893.71Expiration Date by Tim Powers
0.8884.19Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
0.8864.05The Great Waldo Search by Martin Handford
0.883.32The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz
0.8694.18Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
0.8454.34The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King
0.8364.37The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
0.8183.38The Vision by Dean Koontz
0.8073.94Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
0.8033.81Fugitive from the Cubicle Police by Scott Adams
0.83.99Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford
0.7984.15Where's Wally Now? by Martin Handford
0.7623.88The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists No. 2 by Irving Wallace
0.7253.79The Best American Science Writing 2007 by Gina Kolata
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