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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
1.783.26The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
1.3323.67The Dark Age by Traci Harding
1.3273.29Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2423.29Thirteen by Tonya Pines
1.2353.55Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
1.2323.76Masters of Reality by Traci Harding
1.213.22Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
1.1893.14Storming Heaven by Dale Brown
1.1873.35A Certain Chemistry by Mil Millington
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1743.56The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
1.173.87An Echo in Time: Atlantis by Traci Harding
1.1653.19Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
1.1613.45The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1483.94I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg
1.1473.83Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1453.61Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
1.1433.19Sunfall by C. J. Cherryh
1.1233.35Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
1.1213.54Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1123.42Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1043.43Guardians of the Lost by Margaret Weis
1.1022.96Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
1.13.13Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0893.55Myrren's Gift by Fiona McIntosh
1.0863.32The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
1.0853.38Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott
1.0843.72Souls In The Great Machine by Sean McMullen
1.0843.44Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0833.43Sky Masters by Dale Brown
1.0833.55Night Without End by Alistair MacLean
1.0793.45The Tin Man by Dale Brown
1.0743.09The Deep End by Joy Fielding
1.0743.24Pride And Prejudice And Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
1.0733.68The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
1.0723.61E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
1.0713.35Unicorn Point by Piers Anthony
1.073.45Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think by Andy Oram
1.0633.55A Twist in the Tale by Jeffrey Archer
1.0614.35The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl R. Popper
1.0593.39Shade of the Tree by Piers Anthony
1.0583.49Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer
1.0543.85Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
1.0513.47Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
1.0483.74The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
1.0453.38C++: How to Program by Harvey M. Deitel
1.0453.52When The Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0353.93Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
1.0343.73Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist
1.0343.6Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
1.0343.55Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0333.35Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony
1.0323.41The Face Of Fear by Dean Koontz
1.0323.34Billy by Pamela Stephenson
1.0293.65Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.99King Richard III by William Shakespeare
1.0273.1Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway by Clifford Stoll
1.0273.87The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtenay
1.0272.77The Elder Gods by David Eddings
1.0263.76The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0253.6The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
1.0243.52Betrayal by Fiona McIntosh
1.0233.88The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower
1.0233.76The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? by Paul Davies
1.0232.82The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
1.0233.56Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas
1.023.88Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
1.0173.94How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0173.22The Dark Crusader by Alistair MacLean
1.0153.57The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
1.0144.01Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
1.0143.56On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1.0143.8Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
1.0133.55The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0113.24Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
1.0113.55Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
1.0094.26Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
1.0094.17Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life by Carl Zimmer
1.0093.77The Magic of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
1.0093.79Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
1.0083.53Blue Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0083.47Rose Madder by Stephen King
1.0083.64Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
1.0073.95Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0063.3The Web by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0062.78The Complete Roderick by John Sladek
1.0053.82Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
1.0043.28The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
1.0043.82The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy by Simon Blackburn
1.0033.93The Tokaido Road: A Novel of Feudal Japan by Lucia St. Clair Robson
1.0033.71The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
1.0033.81The Lays of Beleriand by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0023.75Dewey, the library cat by Vicki Myron
1.0023.34Golem in the Gears by Piers Anthony
1.0013.31Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn by Piers Anthony
0.9993.66Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green
0.9983.42Ogre, Ogre by Piers Anthony
0.9973.32A Case of Conscience by James Blish
0.9963.61Makers by Cory Doctorow
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