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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: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (Official Edition) by Joseph Smith
1.3323.66The 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
1.2323.71Masters of Reality by Traci Harding
1.213.23Who 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
1.173.82An Echo in Time: Atlantis by Traci Harding
1.1653.19Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
1.1613.46The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1483.91I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg
1.1473.82Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1453.6Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
1.1433.17Sunfall by C. J. Cherryh
1.1233.35Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
1.1213.55Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1123.42Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1043.41Guardians of the Lost by Margaret Weis
1.1022.97Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
1.13.13Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0893.56Myrren's Gift by Fiona McIntosh
1.0863.32The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
1.0853.37Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott
1.0843.71Souls In The Great Machine by Sean McMullen
1.0843.44Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0833.42Sky Masters by Dale Brown
1.0833.56Night Without End by Alistair MacLean
1.0793.45The Tin Man by Dale Brown
1.0743.09The Deep End by Joy Fielding
1.0743.25Pride And Prejudice And Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
1.0733.68The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
1.0723.64E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
1.0713.36Unicorn Point by Piers Anthony
1.073.45Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think by Andy Oram
1.0633.54A Twist in the Tale by Jeffrey Archer
1.0614.35The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl R. Popper
1.0593.38Shade of the Tree by Piers Anthony
1.0583.48Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer
1.0543.85Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values 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
1.0453.38C++: How to Program by Harvey M. Deitel
1.0453.53When The Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0353.92Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
1.0343.72Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist
1.0343.59Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
1.0343.57Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0333.35Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony
1.0323.42The Face Of Fear by Dean Koontz
1.0323.33Billy by Pamela Stephenson
1.0293.65Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.99King Richard III by William Shakespeare
1.0273.12Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway by Clifford Stoll
1.0273.88The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtenay
1.0272.79The Elder Gods by David Eddings
1.0263.75The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0253.59The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
1.0243.52Betrayal by Fiona McIntosh
1.0233.85The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower
1.0233.76The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? by Paul Davies
1.0232.83The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
1.0233.57Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas
1.023.87Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
1.0173.95How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0173.22The Dark Crusader by Alistair MacLean
1.0153.56The 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
1.0143.79Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
1.0133.54The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0113.24Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
1.0113.55Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
1.0094.25Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
1.0094.17Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life by Carl Zimmer
1.0093.75The Magic of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
1.0093.79Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
1.0083.53Blue Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0083.46Rose Madder by Stephen King
1.0083.64Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
1.0073.95Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0063.29The Web by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0062.75The 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
0.9983.41Ogre, Ogre by Piers Anthony
0.9973.32A Case of Conscience by James Blish
0.9963.6Makers by Cory Doctorow
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