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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
1.4162.66Asterix and the Falling Sky by Albert Uderzo
1.3733.67The Frogs by Aristophanes
1.3523.63al Qur'an by al-Qur'an
1.3412.73Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung
1.3383.34French Leave by Anna Gavalda
1.3213.28The Third Eye by Lobsang Rampa
1.3193.71The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun
1.243.5The Other Side by Alfred Kubin
1.2243.21Snow In April by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.2233.51The Blue bicycle (1939-1942) by Régine Deforges
1.223.82Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
1.2133.61Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
1.2133.45Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
1.2113.79Desert by J.M.G. Le Clézio
1.2093.53Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
1.1993.36AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis by William J. Brown
1.1973.45Life of a Good-for-Nothing by Joseph von Eichendorff
1.1963.75The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
1.1833.44Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
1.1823.75Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
1.184.05Holy Bible: King James Version by Bible
1.1783.38Der Schatz im Silbersee by Karl May
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1783.51Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist
1.1753.22A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert
1.1753.6Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
1.1733.44The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
1.1713.8Celestial Harmonies by Péter Esterházy
1.1693.33Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) by Robert Burns
1.163.35On 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
1.1553.55Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
1.1543.55My Beautiful Laundrette by Hanif Kureishi
1.1533.76The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott
1.1523.6Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill
1.1513.55The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga
1.153.55The Gods Will Have Blood by Anatole France
1.1473.85Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1463.71Two Years' Vacation by Jules Verne
1.1423.44The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico
1.1373Corydon by André Gide
1.1353.65Mother by Maxim Gorki
1.1333.72Danton's Death by Georg Büchner
1.1323.5The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower by C. Northcote Parkinson
1.1323.88The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
1.1293.91Agamemnon; Choephori; Eumenides; The Persians; Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; and The Suppliants by Aischylos
1.1283.48The Seducer's Diary by Søren Kierkegaard
1.1273.59The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
1.1273.23The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale by James Fenimore Cooper
1.1273.38The Prairie: A Tale by James Fenimore Cooper
1.1253.88Drei Männer im Schnee by Erich Kästner
1.1233.62Billy Budd and Other Stories by Herman Melville
1.1213.4The Fox by D. H. Lawrence
1.123.74Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevallier
1.1193.4Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
1.1133.79Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
1.1123.28Consolation by Anna Gavalda
1.1123.61The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
1.1063.14The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.45The Meeting at Telgte by Günter Grass
1.1053.58Tiger at the Gates by Jean Giraudoux
1.1013.28Asterix and the Class Act by René Goscinny
1.0993.69On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.0973.88To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
1.0943.77The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.0933.68The Nature of Things by Lucretius
1.0933.65The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1.0933.05The Jew's Beech by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
1.093.16Asterix 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
1.0893.6The Voices of Marrakesh by Elias Canetti
1.0853.79The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.0844.13Winnetou 2 by Karl May
1.0833.45The Call of the Toad by Günter Grass
1.0813.49The Quest for Arthur's Britain by Geoffrey Ashe
1.0813.87The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0814The Last World: A Novel with an Ovidian Repertory by Christoph Ransmayr
1.083.36The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
1.0774.01Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0763.6Asterix and Obelix All at Sea by Albert Uderzo
1.0723.71Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.073.68Der Schimmelreiter by Theodor Storm
1.0693.38An American Dream by Norman Mailer
1.0683.89Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0673.69Der letzte Weynfeldt by Martin Suter
1.0673.63Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott
1.0663.31Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas by Olivier Adam
1.0653.84La 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
1.0634.08The Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of Number by Gottlob Frege
1.0633.65Our Town by Thornton Wilder
1.0613.22A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne
1.063.65The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott
1.0593.94Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus
1.0583.87Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
1.0573.87Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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