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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
1.3943.01Death Quest by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3883.24White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader
1.3843.02Villainy Victorious by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3753.02Voyage of Vengeance by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3672.99The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3373.21The Enemy Within by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3342.85An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3323.67The Dark Age by Traci Harding
1.3273.29Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2983.63The Standing Dead by Ricardo Pinto
1.2942.55The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson
1.2873.02Black Genesis by L. Ron Hubbard
1.283Regina's Song by David Eddings
1.2752.94The Doomed Planet by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2663.03Disaster by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2642.69Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2573.76Daddy by Loup Durand
1.2483.4The Mask of the Enchantress by Victoria Holt
1.2323.76Masters of Reality by Traci Harding
1.2273.01Season of the Machete by James Patterson
1.2053.67Wizard of the Pigeons by Robin Hobb
1.2043.2The Turing Option (Questar Science Fiction) by Harry Harrison
1.2023.5Refugee by Piers Anthony
1.2013.05The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.1973.64The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1963.61Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
1.1942.81Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1933.69Eye of the Tiger (Shifter Chronicles Book 3) by Wilbur Smith
1.1852.6The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1843.37The Galaxy Primes by E. E. Smith
1.1813.5A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
1.1812.54Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
1.1793.29Don'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
1.1773.45The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.61Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine
1.1743.53The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
1.1713.49Total Recall by Piers Anthony
1.173.51The Chosen by Ricardo Pinto
1.173.39Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell by David Michaels
1.173.83An Echo in Time: Atlantis by Traci Harding
1.1693.32Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
1.1693.3Virtual Mode by Piers Anthony
1.1633.23The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1613.45The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
1.1573.78Circle of the Moon by Barbara Hambly
1.1572.76Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1573.17The Road to Mars by Eric Idle
1.1563.52One by Richard Bach
1.1532.73The Younger Gods by David Eddings
1.1523.47Rage by Wilbur Smith
1.1523.63Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
1.1493.39A Heroine of the World by Tanith Lee
1.1493.62The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story by Richard Bach
1.1483.35I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1473.73The Time of the Hunter's Moon by Victoria Holt
1.1452.93Firefly by Piers Anthony
1.1433.09The Last Starfighter by Alan Dean Foster
1.1433.51Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
1.1423.42The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico
1.1423.6There's No Such Place as Far Away by Richard Bach
1.1423.29The Colour of Her Panties by Piers Anthony
1.1413.51DoOon Mode by Piers Anthony
1.143.64The Jester by James Patterson
1.1392.98San Andreas by Alistair MacLean
1.1392.93Santorini by Alistair MacLean
1.1383.35Hannibal by Thomas Harris
1.1373.65Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith
1.1353.52Out of My Mind: The Discovery of Saunders-Vixen by Richard Bach
1.1343Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.22The Testament by Eric Van Lustbader
1.1333.5The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.1313.22Vision of Tarot by Piers Anthony
1.133.56Brandenburg by Glenn Meade
1.1273.71The Wild Road by Gabriel King
1.1272.83Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1273.45The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1263.01Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1253.28Warrior Woman: The Adventures Of Zadieyek Of Gyre by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.1233.27The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.75Isle of Woman by Piers Anthony
1.1223.47Elephant Song by Wilbur Smith
1.1213.53Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.123.33To Be the Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford
1.1183.32The Diamond Hunters by Wilbur Smith
1.1173.58Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1173.38The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum
1.1173.19Digital 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
1.1133.94Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
1.1123.42Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.51Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
1.1063.44Ghost Legion by Margaret Weis
1.1053.25Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
1.1053.8Tetrarch by Ian Irvine
1.1023.69The Burning Shore by Wilbur A. Smith
1.13.13Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
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