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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
1.3952.96Fortune of Fear by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3943.01Death Quest by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3883.17White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader
1.3843.02Villainy Victorious by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3753.02Voyage of Vengeance by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3673.02The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3373.21The Enemy Within by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3342.87An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard
1.3323.64The Dark Age by Traci Harding
1.3273.31Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
1.2983.59The Standing Dead by Ricardo Pinto
1.2942.55The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson
1.2873.04Black Genesis by L. Ron Hubbard
1.283.01Regina'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
1.2273Season 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
1.2013.04The 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
1.1933.72The Eye of the Tiger by Wilbur Smith
1.1852.62The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1843.37The Galaxy Primes by E. E. "Doc" Smith
1.1813.53A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
1.1812.52Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
1.1793.27Don't Fall Off the Mountain by Shirley MacLaine
1.1793.45What 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
1.1763.62Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine
1.1743.51The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
1.1713.5Total 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
1.1693.31Virtual Mode by Piers Anthony
1.1633.21The 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
1.1572.74Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1573.18The Road to Mars by Eric Idle
1.1563.51One by Richard Bach
1.1532.69The Younger Gods by David Eddings
1.1523.5Rage by Wilbur Smith
1.1523.64Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
1.1493.39A Heroine of the World by Tanith Lee
1.1493.59The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story by Richard Bach
1.1483.36I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1473.74The Time of the Hunter's Moon by Victoria Holt
1.1452.93Firefly by Piers Anthony
1.1433.12The Last Starfighter by Alan Dean Foster
1.1433.5Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
1.1423.44The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico
1.1423.57There'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
1.143.62The Jester by James Patterson
1.1392.96San Andreas by Alistair MacLean
1.1392.93Santorini 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
1.1343Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.24The Testament by Eric Van Lustbader
1.1333.51The 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
1.1272.85Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1273.44The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1263.01Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1253.28Warrior Woman by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.1233.26The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
1.1223.74Isle of Woman by Piers Anthony
1.1223.47Elephant Song by Wilbur Smith
1.1213.53Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony
1.123.25To Be the Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford
1.1183.29The Diamond Hunters by Wilbur Smith
1.1173.57Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1173.34The 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
1.1133.95Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
1.1123.41Macroscope by Piers Anthony
1.1073.51Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
1.1063.4Ghost Legion by Margaret Weis
1.1053.25Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
1.1053.78Tetrarch by Ian Irvine
1.1023.68The Burning Shore by Wilbur Smith
1.13.13Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0993.68On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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