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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
1.4162.61Asterix and the Falling Sky by Albert Uderzo
1.3733.67Le Rane by Aristophanes
1.3523.67al Qur'an by al-Qur'an
1.3412.7Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung
1.3383.31French Leave by Anna Gavalda
1.3213.33The Third Eye by Lobsang Rampa
1.3193.69The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun
1.243.57The Other Side by Alfred Kubin
1.2243.16Snow In April by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.2233.52The blue bicycle by Régine Deforges
1.223.84Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
1.2133.66Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
1.2133.47Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
1.2113.77Desert by J.M.G. Le Clézio
1.2093.55Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
1.1993.36AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis by William J. Brown
1.1973.49Life of a Good-for-Nothing by Joseph von Eichendorff
1.1963.76The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
1.1833.44Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
1.1823.76Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
1.184.06Bible King James Version : KJV Concord Wide-Margin Reference Edition by Bible
1.1783.37Der Schatz im Silbersee by Karl May
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1783.55Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist
1.1753.17A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert
1.1753.56Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
1.1733.44The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
1.1713.82Celestial Harmonies by Péter Esterházy
1.163.25On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers by Friedrich Schleiermacher
1.1583.59La Cantatrice chauve : Anti-Piece / La Lecon : Drame comique by Eugene Ionesco
1.1553.32Henry Von Ofterdingen: A Novel by Novalis
1.1553.56Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
1.1543.56My Beautiful Laundrette by Hanif Kureishi
1.1533.76The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott
1.1523.62Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill
1.1513.56I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga
1.153.58The Gods Will Have Blood by Anatole France
1.1473.84Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1463.71Two Years' Vacation by Jules Verne
1.1423.41The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico
1.1373Corydon by André Gide
1.1353.65Mother by Maxim Gorki
1.1333.66Danton's Death by Georg Büchner
1.1323.51The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower by C. Northcote Parkinson
1.1323.88The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
1.1293.96Agamemnon; Choephori; Eumenides; The Persians; Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; and The Suppliants by Aeschylus
1.1283.49The Seducer's Diary by Søren Kierkegaard
1.1273.6The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
1.1273.24The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale by James Fenimore Cooper
1.1273.38The Prairie: A Tale by James Fenimore Cooper
1.1253.86Drei Männer im Schnee by Erich Kästner
1.1233.6Billy Budd and Other Stories by Herman Melville
1.1213.41The Fox by D. H. Lawrence
1.123.71Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevallier
1.1193.39Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
1.1133.8Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
1.1123.3Consolation by Anna Gavalda
1.1123.61The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
1.1063.19The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.52The Meeting at Telgte by Günter Grass
1.1053.56Tiger at the Gates by Jean Giraudoux
1.1013.25Asterix and the Class Act by Albert Uderzo
1.0993.69On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.0973.88To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
1.0943.76The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.0933.69The Nature of Things by Lucretius
1.0933.66The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1.0933.07The Jew's Beech by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
1.093.14Asterix and the Actress by Albert Uderzo
1.093.57Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
1.0893.92The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
1.0893.58The Voices of Marrakesh by Elias Canetti
1.0853.78The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.0844.11Winnetou 2 by Karl May
1.0833.44The Call of the Toad by Günter Grass
1.0813.49The Quest for Arthur's Britain by Geoffrey Ashe
1.0813.85Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0813.96The Last World: A Novel with an Ovidian Repertory by Christoph Ransmayr
1.083.37The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
1.0774.03Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0763.59Asterix and Obelix All at Sea by Albert Uderzo
1.0723.73Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.073.67The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm
1.0693.38An American Dream by Norman Mailer
1.0683.9Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0673.67Der letzte Weynfeldt by Martin Suter
1.0673.56Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott
1.0663.31Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas by Olivier Adam
1.0653.86La grammaire est une chanson douce by Erik Orsenna
1.0643.98The 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
1.0634.06The Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of Number by Gottlob Frege
1.0633.66Our Town by Thornton Wilder
1.0613.19A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne
1.063.61The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott
1.0593.92Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus
1.0583.86Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
1.0573.86Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
1.0573.5Discourse on Method by René Descartes
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