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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
1.3952.94Fortune of Fear by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3943.03Death Quest by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3883.12White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader
1.3843Villainy Victorious by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3753.03Voyage of Vengeance by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3672.97The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3373.22The Enemy Within by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3342.86An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3323.68The Dark Age by Traci Harding
1.3273.33Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2983.59The Standing Dead by Ricardo Pinto
1.2942.57The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson
1.2873.03Black Genesis by L. Ron Hubbard
1.283Regina's Song by David Eddings
1.2752.91The Doomed Planet by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2663.05Disaster by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2642.69Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2573.76Daddy by Loup Durand
1.2483.42The Mask of the Enchantress by Victoria Holt
1.2323.76Masters of Reality by Traci Harding
1.2273.04Season of the Machete by James Patterson
1.2053.69Wizard of the Pigeons by Robin Hobb
1.2043.27The Turing Option (Questar Science Fiction) by Harry Harrison
1.2023.53Refugee by Piers Anthony
1.2013.06The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.1973.7The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1963.61Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
1.1942.82Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1933.76The Eye of the Tiger by Wilbur Smith
1.1852.63The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1843.43The Galaxy Primes by E. E. "Doc" Smith
1.1813.51A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
1.1812.53Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
1.1793.27Don't Fall Off the Mountain by Shirley MacLaine
1.1793.44What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1773.46The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.57Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine
1.1743.49The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
1.1713.44Total Recall by Piers Anthony
1.173.51The Chosen by Ricardo Pinto
1.173.83An Echo in Time: Atlantis by Traci Harding
1.1693.32Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
1.1693.34Virtual Mode by Piers Anthony
1.1633.22The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1613.47The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1573.78Circle of the Moon by Barbara Hambly
1.1572.73Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1573.16The Road to Mars by Eric Idle
1.1563.5One by Richard Bach
1.1532.69The Younger Gods by David Eddings
1.1523.5Rage by Wilbur Smith
1.1523.65Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
1.1493.38A Heroine of the World by Tanith Lee
1.1493.6The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story by Richard Bach
1.1483.36I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1473.72The Time of the Hunter's Moon by Victoria Holt
1.1452.96Firefly by Piers Anthony
1.1433.07The Last Starfighter by Alan Dean Foster
1.1433.51Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
1.1423.42The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico
1.1423.53There's No Such Place as Far Away by Richard Bach
1.1423.28The Colour of Her Panties by Piers Anthony
1.1413.51DoOon Mode by Piers Anthony
1.143.64The Jester by James Patterson
1.1392.96San Andreas by Alistair MacLean
1.1392.92Santorini by Alistair MacLean
1.1383.35Hannibal by Thomas Harris
1.1373.64Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith
1.1353.5Out of My Mind: The Discovery of Saunders-Vixen by Richard Bach
1.1343.03Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.24The Testament by Eric Van Lustbader
1.1333.53The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.1313.25Vision of Tarot by Piers Anthony
1.133.56Brandenburg by Glenn Meade
1.1273.74The Wild Road by Gabriel King
1.1272.83Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1273.44The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1263.01Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1253.35Warrior Woman by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.1233.25The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.8Isle of Woman by Piers Anthony
1.1223.46Elephant Song by Wilbur Smith
1.1213.54Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.123.29To Be the Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford
1.1183.34The Diamond Hunters by Wilbur Smith
1.1173.55Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1173.35The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum
1.1173.18Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1163.18The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy
1.1153.13Carnivores of Light and Darkness by Alan Dean Foster
1.1133.96Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
1.1123.41Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.51Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
1.1063.43Ghost Legion by Margaret Weis
1.1053.25Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
1.1053.77Tetrarch by Ian Irvine
1.1023.64The Burning Shore by Wilbur A. Smith
1.13.11Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0993.69On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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