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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
1.4162.59Asterix and the Falling Sky by Albert Uderzo
1.3563.69Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne
1.3113.92The History of Zadig, or Destiny: An Oriental Tale by Voltaire
1.2854.22Dot and Anton by Erich Kästner
1.2723.35Phantom Of The Auditorium by R. L. Stine
1.2713.35Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan
1.2622.46Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody by Michael Gerber
1.2383.58Lautlos by Frank Schätzing
1.2323.55La Révolution des fourmis by Bernard Werber
1.213.74The battle of Kadesh by Christian Jacq
1.2013.79The Haunted School by R. L. Stine
1.1973.26Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1963.45Vollidiot by Tommy Jaud
1.1943.67Under the western acacia by Christian Jacq
1.1913.65The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
1.1893.8Magic Tree House #18: Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1853.73Für jede Lösung ein Problem by Kerstin Gier
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1673.39Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps: How We're Different and What to Do About It by Allan Pease
1.1633.3The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
1.1623.77Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
1.1583.04In the Cut by Susanna Moore
1.1553.76The Lady of Abu Simbel by Christian Jacq
1.143.41The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor
1.1373.7The Journeys of Socrates: An Adventure by Dan Millman
1.1373.4Tintin in America by Hergé
1.1353.44Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent by Fred Vargas
1.1343.57Runaway Horse by Martin Walser
1.1333.65The eternal temple by Christian Jacq
1.1283.55The son of light by Christian Jacq
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1263.55Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
1.1243.46Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin
1.1233.23The Sky Is Falling with Bonus Material by Sidney Sheldon
1.1183.81Great Virtues by André Comte-Sponville
1.1173.19Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1123.15Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
1.1123.24Resturlaub by Tommy Jaud
1.1093.28The Solomon Sisters Wise Up by Melissa Senate
1.1073.44The First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1053.47The Wave by Todd Strasser
1.1053.25Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
1.13.13Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
1.0943.76The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.0913.41The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom by Paulo Coelho
1.0883.65Salt On Our Skin by Benoîte Groult
1.0883.44Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson
1.0853.65Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.0833.5Mondscheintarif by Ildikó von Kürthy
1.0813.84The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0773.61If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
1.0774.03Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0713.63Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
1.0673.45Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
1.0653.73True West by Sam Shepard
1.0653.72The Mystery of the Screaming Clock by Robert Arthur
1.0643.78Not without my daughter by Betty Mahmoody
1.0623.67Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
1.0593.83History of Beauty by Umberto Eco
1.0573.78The Swarm by Frank Schätzing
1.0552.95Tintin in the Congo by Hergé
1.0543.33Are You Experienced? by William Sutcliffe
1.0523.55Le Jour des fourmis by Bernard Werber
1.0483.46I dreamed of Africa by Kuki Gallmann
1.0473.62Lisey's Story by Stephen King
1.0463.65The English Roses by Madonna
1.0453.51Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
1.0423.69The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
1.0423.31Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.043.49Attack of the Mutant by R. L. Stine
1.043.28Friday and Robinson: life on Esperanza Island by Michel Tournier
1.0393.87Märchenmond. Eine phantastische Geschichte. ( Ab 12 J.) by Wolfgang Hohlbein
1.0383.84The 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
1.0323.7Asterix and the Magic Carpet by Albert Uderzo
1.0323.22Back from Africa by Corinne Hofmann
1.033.86Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
1.033.2The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
1.033.74PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
1.0293.36The Regulators by Richard Bachman
1.0273.96The tree of knowledge : the biological roots of human understanding by Humberto R. Maturana
1.0243.54The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes
1.0233.62Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher
1.0223.45Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
1.0213.74The 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
1.0142.66The Mosaic Crimes by Giulio Leoni
1.0123.62Curses! Broiled Again!: The Hottest Urban Legends Going by Jan Harold Brunvand
1.0123.87Open Season by Linda Howard
1.0083.65The Wedding by Dorothy West
1.0073.39The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.0053.83The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt
1.0053.77Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch
1.0053.34The Eleventh Plague by John S. Marr
1.0043.29The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
1.0033.76The Fire Raisers by Max Frisch
1.0033.46Cell by Stephen King
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