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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
1.3323.67The Dark Age by Traci Harding
1.3273.31Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2423.24Thirteen by Tonya Pines
1.2353.54Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
1.2323.76Masters of Reality by Traci Harding
1.213.23Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
1.1893.16Storming Heaven by Dale Brown
1.1873.35A 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
1.1653.12Moon Music by Faye Kellerman
1.1613.45The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1483.95I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg
1.1473.83Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1453.61Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
1.1433.16Sunfall by C. J. Cherryh
1.1233.35Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
1.1213.53Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.1123.4Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1043.41Guardians of the Lost by Margaret Weis
1.1022.95Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
1.13.13Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0893.54Myrren's Gift by Fiona McIntosh
1.0863.32The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
1.0853.38Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott
1.0843.76Souls In The Great Machine by Sean McMullen
1.0843.48Robot Adept by Piers Anthony
1.0833.47Sky Masters by Dale Brown
1.0833.61Night Without End by Alistair MacLean
1.0793.46The Tin Man by Dale Brown
1.0743.07The Deep End by Joy Fielding
1.0743.25Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Seth Grahame-Smith
1.0733.7The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
1.0723.53E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
1.0713.36Unicorn Point by Piers Anthony
1.073.44Beautiful 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
1.0583.47Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer
1.0543.85Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
1.0513.48Emergency: 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
1.0353.93Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
1.0343.77Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist
1.0343.6Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
1.0343.54Dragon by Clive Cussler
1.0333.32Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony
1.0323.42The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz
1.0323.33Billy by Pamela Stephenson
1.0293.66Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0294Richard III by William Shakespeare
1.0273.08Silicon 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
1.0263.75The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0253.61The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
1.0243.51Betrayal 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
1.0233.55Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas
1.023.89Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
1.0173.94How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0173.24The 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
1.0133.52The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman
1.0113.25Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
1.0113.6Rupert 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.
1.0093.79Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
1.0083.52Blue 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
1.0053.82Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
1.0043.28The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
1.0043.77The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy by Simon Blackburn
1.0033.88The 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
1.0033.8The 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
0.9993.66Something From The Nightside by Simon R. Green
0.9983.42Ogre, Ogre by Piers Anthony
0.9973.34A Case of Conscience by James Blish
0.9963.6Makers by Cory Doctorow
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