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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
1.783.33The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
1.3323.68The Dark Age by Traci Harding
1.3273.32Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2423.24Thirteen 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
1.1893.15Storming Heaven by Dale Brown
1.1873.36A Certain Chemistry by Mil Millington
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1743.58The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
1.173.83An Echo in Time: Atlantis by Traci Harding
1.1653.13Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
1.1613.45The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1483.98I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg
1.1473.84Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1453.61Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
1.1433.16Sunfall by C. J. Cherryh
1.1233.35Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
1.1213.53Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1123.41Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1043.43Guardians of the Lost by Margaret Weis
1.1022.95Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
1.13.13Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0893.55Myrren's Gift by Fiona Mcintosh
1.0863.31The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
1.0853.38Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott
1.0843.75Souls In The Great Machine by Sean McMullen
1.0843.48Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0833.46Sky Masters by Dale Brown
1.0833.61Night Without End by Alistair MacLean
1.0793.46The Tin Man by Dale Brown
1.0742.96The Deep End by Joy Fielding
1.0743.26Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
1.0733.71The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
1.0723.48E.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
1.0633.53A 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
1.0513.52Emergency: 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
1.0453.54When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0353.93Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
1.0343.77Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist
1.0343.61Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
1.0343.54Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0333.33Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony
1.0323.43The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz
1.0323.33Billy by Pamela Stephenson
1.0293.66Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.99Richard III by William Shakespeare
1.0273.05Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway by Clifford Stoll
1.0273.85The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtenay
1.0272.76The Elder Gods by David Eddings
1.0263.77The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0253.61The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
1.0243.48Betrayal 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
1.0232.8The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
1.0233.55Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas
1.023.87Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
1.0173.95How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0173.25The Dark Crusader by Alistair MacLean
1.0153.55The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
1.0144.02Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
1.0143.57On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1.0143.78Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
1.0133.5The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0113.29Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
1.0113.61Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
1.0094.26Love 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.
1.0093.81Every 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
1.0073.96Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0063.28The Web by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0062.78The 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
1.0023.74Dewey: 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
0.9993.67Something From The Nightside by Simon R. Green
0.9983.42Ogre, Ogre by Piers Anthony
0.9973.36A Case of Conscience by James Blish
0.9963.59Makers by Cory Doctorow
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