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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
1.4162.66Asterix and the Falling Sky by Albert Uderzo
1.3563.65Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne
1.3113.95The History of Zadig, or Destiny: An Oriental Tale by Voltaire
1.2854.21Pünktchen und Anton by Erich Kästner
1.2723.33Phantom Of The Auditorium by R. L. Stine
1.2713.36Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan
1.2622.44Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody by Michael Gerber
1.2383.62Lautlos by Frank Schätzing
1.2323.54La Révolution des fourmis by Bernard Werber
1.213.74The battle of Kadesh by Christian Jacq
1.2013.78The Haunted School by R. L. Stine
1.1973.25Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1963.46Vollidiot by Tommy Jaud
1.1943.68Under the western acacia by Christian Jacq
1.1913.64The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
1.1893.8Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1853.72Für jede Lösung ein Problem by Kerstin Gier
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1673.36Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps: How We're Different and What to Do About It by Allan Pease
1.1633.28The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
1.1623.77Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
1.1583.08In the Cut by Susanna Moore
1.1553.75The Lady of Abu Simbel by Christian Jacq
1.143.42The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor
1.1373.63The Journeys of Socrates: An Adventure by Dan Millman
1.1373.46Tintin in America by Hergé
1.1353.47Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent by Fred Vargas
1.1343.59Runaway Horse by Martin Walser
1.1333.62Walt Disney's The Jungle Book by Walt Disney Productions
1.1333.65The eternal temple by Christian Jacq
1.1283.54The son of light by Christian Jacq
1.1263.74Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1263.54Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
1.1243.48Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin
1.1233.24The Sky Is Falling with Bonus Material by Sidney Sheldon
1.1183.81Great Virtues by André Comte-Sponville
1.1173.18Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1123.14Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
1.1123.27Resturlaub by Tommy Jaud
1.1093.28The Solomon Sisters Wise Up by Melissa Senate
1.1073.45The First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf
1.1073.66The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1053.46The Wave by Todd Strasser
1.1053.25Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
1.13.12Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0943.77The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.0913.4The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom by Paulo Coelho
1.0883.66Salt On Our Skin by Benoîte Groult
1.0883.41Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson
1.0853.66Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0833.57Mondscheintarif by Ildikó von Kürthy
1.0813.87The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0773.59If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
1.0774.01Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0713.62Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
1.0673.44Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
1.0653.74True West by Sam Shepard
1.0653.71The Mystery of the Screaming Clock by Robert Arthur
1.0643.79Not without my daughter by Betty Mahmoody
1.0623.67Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
1.0593.86History of beauty by Umberto Eco
1.0573.78The Swarm by Frank Schätzing
1.0552.99Tintin in the Congo by Hergé
1.0543.33Are You Experienced? by William Sutcliffe
1.0523.54Le Jour des fourmis by Bernard Werber
1.0483.49I dreamed of Africa by Kuki Gallmann
1.0473.14Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.0473.61Lisey's Story by Stephen King
1.0463.59The English Roses by Madonna
1.0453.5Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
1.0423.69The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
1.0423.31Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.043.48Attack of the Mutant by R. L. Stine
1.043.31Friday and Robinson: life on Esperanza Island by Michel Tournier
1.0393.87Märchenmond. Eine phantastische Geschichte. ( Ab 12 J.) by Wolfgang Hohlbein
1.0383.82The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
1.0373.52The Postman by Antonio Skármeta
1.0333.76The Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth
1.0323.73Asterix and the Magic Carpet by Albert Uderzo
1.0323.27Back from Africa by Corinne Hofmann
1.033.85Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
1.033.2The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
1.033.73PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
1.0293.35The Regulators by Richard Bachman
1.0273.96Tree of Knowledge by Humberto R. Maturana
1.0243.53The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes
1.0233.6Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher
1.0223.41Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
1.0213.77The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood
1.023.82The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.0173.94How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0142.67The Mosaic Crimes by Giulio Leoni
1.0123.64Curses! Broiled Again!: The Hottest Urban Legends Going by Jan Harold Brunvand
1.0123.86Open Season by Linda Howard
1.0083.67The Wedding by Dorothy West
1.0073.4The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.0053.85Minoes by Annie M. G. Schmidt
1.0053.76Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch
1.0053.34The Eleventh Plague by John S. Marr
1.0043.29The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
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