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.

1.4162.6Asterix and the Falling Sky by Albert Uderzo
1.3733.7Le Rane by Aristophanes
1.3523.72The Koran by al-Qur'an
1.3412.71Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung
1.3383.32French Leave by Anna Gavalda
1.3213.3The Third Eye by T. Lobsang Rampa
1.3193.68The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun
1.243.57The Other Side by Alfred Kubin
1.2243.18Snow In April by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.2233.52The blue bicycle by Régine Deforges
1.223.83Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
1.2133.61Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
1.2133.5Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
1.2113.74Desert by J.M.G. Le Clézio
1.2093.54Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
1.1993.36AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis by William J. Brown
1.1973.46Life of a Good-for-Nothing by Joseph von Eichendorff
1.1963.77The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
1.1833.42Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
1.1823.77Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
1.184.04Holy Bible: King James Version by American Bible Society
1.1783.37Der Schatz im Silbersee by Karl May
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1783.57Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist
1.1753.2A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert
1.1753.55Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
1.1733.44The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
1.1713.82Celestial Harmonies by Péter Esterházy
1.163.32On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers by Friedrich Schleiermacher
1.1583.58La Cantatrice chauve : Anti-Piece / La Lecon : Drame comique by Eugene Ionesco
1.1553.32Henry Von Ofterdingen: A Novel by Novalis
1.1553.54Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
1.1543.56My Beautiful Laundrette by Hanif Kureishi
1.1533.73The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott
1.1523.61Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill
1.1513.56The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga
1.153.57The Gods Will Have Blood by Anatole France
1.1473.83Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1463.73Two Years' Vacation by Jules Verne
1.1423.44The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico
1.1373.03Corydon by André Gide
1.1353.65Mother by Maxim Gorky
1.1333.65Danton's Death by Georg Büchner
1.1323.51The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower by C. Northcote Parkinson
1.1323.89The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
1.1293.94Agamemnon; Choephori; Eumenides; The Persians; Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; and The Suppliants by Aeschylus
1.1283.49The Seducer's Diary by Søren Kierkegaard
1.1273.61The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
1.1273.25The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale by James Fenimore Cooper
1.1273.38The Prairie: A Tale by James Fenimore Cooper
1.1253.9Drei Männer im Schnee by Erich Kästner
1.1233.62Billy Budd and Other Stories by Herman Melville
1.1223.37JavaScript Pocket Reference by David Flanagan
1.1213.42The Fox by D. H. Lawrence
1.123.69Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevallier
1.1193.34Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
1.1133.81Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
1.1123.28Consolation by Anna Gavalda
1.1123.6The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
1.1063.15The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.53The Meeting at Telgte by Günter Grass
1.1053.56Tiger at the Gates by Jean Giraudoux
1.1013.27Asterix and the Class Act by Albert Uderzo
1.0993.69On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.0973.87To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
1.0943.77The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.0933.69The Nature of Things by Lucretius
1.0933.65The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1.0933.1Die Judenbuche by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
1.093.11Asterix and the Actress by Albert Uderzo
1.093.57Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
1.0893.93The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
1.0893.57The Voices of Marrakesh by Elias Canetti
1.0853.78The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.0844.08Winnetou 2 by Karl May
1.0833.36The Call of the Toad by Günter Grass
1.0813.47The Quest for Arthur's Britain by Geoffrey Ashe
1.0813.84The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0813.98The Last World: A Novel with an Ovidian Repertory by Christoph Ransmayr
1.083.4The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
1.0774.04Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0763.59Asterix and Obelix All at Sea by Albert Uderzo
1.0723.72Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.073.65The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm
1.0693.37An American Dream by Norman Mailer
1.0683.89Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.91Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0673.69The Last Weynfeldt by Martin Suter
1.0673.48Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott
1.0663.26Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas by Olivier Adam
1.0653.86La grammaire est une chanson douce by Erik Orsenna
1.0643.96The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr together with a fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on random sheets of wastepaper by E. T. A. Hoffmann
1.0634.09The Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of Number by Gottlob Frege
1.0633.67Our Town by Thornton Wilder
1.0613.21A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne
1.063.62The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott
1.0593.92Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus
1.0583.84Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
1.0573.86Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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