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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
1.3273.33Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2423.2Thirteen by Tonya Pines
1.2353.55Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
1.2323.76Masters of Reality by Traci Harding
1.213.2Who 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
1.1743.6The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
1.173.83An Echo in Time: Atlantis by Traci Harding
1.1653.1Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
1.1613.47The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1483.98I 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
1.1213.54Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1123.41Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.66The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1043.43Guardians of the Lost by Margaret Weis
1.1022.96Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
1.13.11Blow 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
1.0843.76Souls In The Great Machine by Sean McMullen
1.0843.48Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0833.45Sky Masters by Dale Brown
1.0833.64Night Without End by Alistair MacLean
1.0793.46The Tin Man by Dale Brown
1.0742.96The Deep End by Joy Fielding
1.0743.27Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
1.0733.72The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
1.0723.45E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
1.0713.37Unicorn 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
1.0614.32The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl Popper
1.0593.44Shade of the Tree by Piers Anthony
1.0583.49Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer
1.0543.85Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
1.0513.46Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
1.0483.73The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
1.0453.37C++: How to Program by Harvey M. Deitel
1.0453.56When 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
1.0343.53Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0333.34Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony
1.0323.47The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz
1.0323.33Billy by Pamela Stephenson
1.0293.66Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.98Richard III by William Shakespeare
1.0273.03Silicon 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
1.0253.58The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
1.0243.49Betrayal by Fiona Mcintosh
1.0233.88The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower
1.0233.71The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? by Paul Davies
1.0232.8The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
1.0233.54Star 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
1.0143.56On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1.0143.79Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
1.0133.5The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0113.4Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
1.0113.63Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
1.0094.27Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
1.0094.18Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life by Carl Zimmer
1.0093.75The Magic of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
1.0093.8Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
1.0083.53Blue Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0083.45Rose Madder by Stephen King
1.0083.62Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
1.0073.97Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0063.26The Web by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0062.75The Complete Roderick by John Thomas 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
1.0033.73The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
1.0033.8The Lays of Beleriand by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0023.75Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
1.0023.33Golem in the Gears by Piers Anthony
1.0013.31Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn by Piers Anthony
0.9993.68Something From The Nightside by Simon R. Green
0.9983.41Ogre, Ogre by Piers Anthony
0.9973.37A Case of Conscience by James Blish
0.9963.6Makers by Cory Doctorow
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