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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
1.783.3The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
1.3323.68The Dark Age by Traci Harding
1.3273.34Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2423.19Thirteen by Tonya Pines
1.2353.53Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
1.2323.76Masters of Reality by Traci Harding
1.213.22Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
1.1893.13Storming Heaven by Dale Brown
1.1873.36A Certain Chemistry by Mil Millington
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1743.59The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
1.173.83An Echo in Time: Atlantis by Traci Harding
1.1653.11Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
1.1613.46The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1484.01I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg
1.1473.85Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1453.62Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
1.1433.14Sunfall by C. J. Cherryh
1.1233.36Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
1.1213.53Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1123.4Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.66The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1043.43Guardians of the Lost by Margaret Weis
1.1022.95Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
1.13.12Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0893.55Myrren's Gift by Fiona Mcintosh
1.0863.31The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
1.0853.39Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott
1.0843.73Souls In The Great Machine by Sean McMullen
1.0843.49Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0833.45Sky Masters by Dale Brown
1.0833.63Night Without End by Alistair MacLean
1.0793.45The Tin Man by Dale Brown
1.0742.96The Deep End by Joy Fielding
1.0743.27Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
1.0733.74The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
1.0723.48E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
1.0713.38Unicorn Point by Piers Anthony
1.073.45Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think by Andy Oram
1.0633.5A Twist in the Tale by Jeffrey Archer
1.0614.34The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl R. Popper
1.0593.41Shade of the Tree by Piers Anthony
1.0583.48Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer
1.0543.85Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
1.0513.49Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
1.0483.73The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
1.0453.38C++: How to Program by Harvey M. Deitel
1.0453.55When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0353.94Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
1.0343.79Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist
1.0343.62Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
1.0343.54Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0333.34Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony
1.0323.45The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz
1.0323.33Billy by Pamela Stephenson
1.0293.67Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.98Richard III by William Shakespeare
1.0273.04Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway by Clifford Stoll
1.0273.82The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtenay
1.0272.79The Elder Gods by David Eddings
1.0263.76The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0253.57The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
1.0243.49Betrayal by Fiona Mcintosh
1.0233.88The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower
1.0233.73The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? by Paul Davies
1.0232.81The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
1.0233.55Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas
1.023.87Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
1.0173.94How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0173.23The Dark Crusader by Alistair MacLean
1.0153.55The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
1.0144.03Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
1.0143.58On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1.0143.8Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
1.0133.5The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0113.29Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
1.0113.62Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
1.0094.27Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
1.0094.19Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life by Carl Zimmer
1.0093.76The Magic of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
1.0093.8Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
1.0083.53Blue Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0083.46Rose Madder by Stephen King
1.0083.63Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
1.0073.96Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0063.28The Web by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0062.75The Complete Roderick by John Sladek
1.0053.81Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
1.0043.29The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
1.0043.74The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy by Simon Blackburn
1.0033.9The Tokaido Road: A Novel of Feudal Japan by Lucia St. Clair Robson
1.0033.72The 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 Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
1.0023.34Golem in the Gears by Piers Anthony
1.0013.32Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn by Piers Anthony
0.9993.68Something From The Nightside by Simon R. Green
0.9983.42Ogre, Ogre by Piers Anthony
0.9973.35A Case of Conscience by James Blish
0.9963.6Makers by Cory Doctorow
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