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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
1.2343.02Superstitious by R. L. Stine
1.1954.04Black and Blue Magic by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
1.1272.84Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.0783.7Phantoms by Dean Koontz
1.0663.93Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties And Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar
1.0583.81Strangers by Dean Koontz
1.0473.28The Voice of the Night by Dean Koontz
1.0463.38Icebound by Dean Koontz
1.0443.83Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
1.0373.52The Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz
1.0323.42The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz
0.9984.01Watchers by Dean Koontz
0.9963.84House of Stairs by William Sleator
0.9933.83Superfudge by Judy Blume
0.9863.54Strange Highways by Dean Koontz
0.9853.36Cold Fire by Dean Koontz
0.983.48The Lost World by Michael Crichton
0.9753.42Darkfall by Dean Koontz
0.9723.89Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
0.9593.53Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz
0.9563.9Lightning by Dean Koontz
0.9543.62Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume
0.9524.08It by Stephen King
0.953.59Garfield Bigger Than Life by Jim Davis
0.9433.63The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
0.9363.58Dreaming In Code by Scott Rosenberg
0.9353.76The Dead Zone by Stephen King
0.9313.99Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
0.933.6Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution by Glyn Moody
0.9253.57The Key to Midnight by Dean Koontz
0.9243.79Dilbert 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
0.9113.84Stuart Little by E. B. White
0.913.63Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guides) by Frederick H. Pough
0.9083.77Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
0.9053.96Orestia by Aeschylus
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
0.893.69Expiration Date by Tim Powers
0.8884.19Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
0.8864.01The Great Waldo Search by Martin Handford
0.883.29The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz
0.8694.16Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
0.8454.34The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King
0.8364.31The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
0.8183.41The Vision by Dean Koontz
0.8073.97Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
0.8033.81Fugitive from the Cubicle Police by Scott Adams
0.83.98Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford
0.7984.16Where's Wally Now? by Martin Handford
0.7623.85The 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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