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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
1.1272.83Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.0783.7Phantoms 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
1.0473.3The Voice of the Night by Dean Koontz
1.0463.36Icebound by Dean Koontz
1.0443.84Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
1.0373.54The Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz
1.0323.45The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz
0.9984.02Watchers by Dean Koontz
0.9963.83House of Stairs by William Sleator
0.9933.83Superfudge by Judy Blume
0.9863.59Strange Highways by Dean Koontz
0.9853.35Cold Fire by Dean Koontz
0.983.48The Lost World by Michael Crichton
0.9753.42Darkfall by Dean Koontz
0.9723.9Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
0.9593.53Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz
0.9563.92Lightning by Dean Koontz
0.9543.63Otherwise 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
0.9314Bunnicula 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
0.9163.72Notes 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
0.9053.97The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics) by Aischylos
0.9013.56I 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
0.8943.68Lust 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
0.8864.03The Great Waldo Search by Martin Handford
0.883.32The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz
0.8694.17Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
0.8454.35The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King
0.8364.37The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
0.8183.39The Vision by Dean Koontz
0.8073.95Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
0.8033.81Fugitive from the Cubicle Police by Scott Adams
0.83.97Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford
0.7984.08Where's Wally Now? by Martin Handford
0.7623.87The 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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