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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
1.4162.63Asterix and the Falling Sky by Albert Uderzo
1.3563.69Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne
1.3113.96The History of Zadig, or Destiny: An Oriental Tale by Voltaire
1.2854.22Pünktchen und Anton by Erich Kästner
1.2723.31Phantom Of The Auditorium by R. L. Stine
1.2713.36Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan
1.2622.46Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody by Michael Gerber
1.2383.6Lautlos by Frank Schätzing
1.2323.56La Révolution des fourmis by Bernard Werber
1.213.74The battle of Kadesh by Christian Jacq
1.2033.6The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.2013.79The Haunted School by R. L. Stine
1.1973.25Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1963.46Vollidiot by Tommy Jaud
1.1943.69Under the western acacia by Christian Jacq
1.1913.64The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
1.1893.8Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1853.75Für 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
1.1633.3The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
1.1623.77Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
1.1583.07In the Cut by Susanna Moore
1.1553.76The Lady of Abu Simbel by Christian Jacq
1.143.43The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor
1.1373.69The Journeys of Socrates: An Adventure by Dan Millman
1.1373.45Tintin in America by Hergé
1.1353.44Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent by Fred Vargas
1.1343.57Runaway Horse by Martin Walser
1.1333.66The eternal temple by Christian Jacq
1.1283.55The son of light by Christian Jacq
1.1263.73Eragon 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
1.1233.23The Sky Is Falling with Bonus Material by Sidney Sheldon
1.1183.81Great Virtues by André Comte-Sponville
1.1173.19Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1123.14Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
1.1123.27Resturlaub by Tommy Jaud
1.1093.28The Solomon Sisters Wise Up by Melissa Senate
1.1073.43The 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
1.0913.4The 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
1.0813.86The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0773.59If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
1.0774Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.0713.62Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
1.0673.42Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
1.0653.72True West by Sam Shepard
1.0653.74The Mystery of the Screaming Clock by Robert Arthur
1.0643.79Not without my daughter by Betty Mahmoody
1.0623.66Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
1.0593.84History of beauty by Umberto Eco
1.0573.77The Swarm by Frank Schätzing
1.0552.98Tintin in the Congo by Hergé
1.0543.34Are You Experienced? by William Sutcliffe
1.0523.55Le Jour des fourmis by Bernard Werber
1.0483.49I dreamed of Africa by Kuki Gallmann
1.0473.14Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.0473.62Lisey's Story by Stephen King
1.0463.63The English Roses by Madonna
1.0453.51Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
1.0423.7The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
1.0423.31Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.043.45Attack of the Mutant by R. L. Stine
1.043.27Friday and Robinson: life on Esperanza Island by Michel Tournier
1.0393.85Märchenmond. Eine phantastische Geschichte. ( Ab 12 J.) by Wolfgang Hohlbein
1.0383.82The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
1.0373.51The Postman by Antonio Skármeta
1.0333.76The Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth
1.0323.71Asterix 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
1.0293.36The Regulators by Richard Bachman
1.0273.96Tree of Knowledge by Humberto R. Maturana
1.0243.53The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes
1.0233.59Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher
1.0223.45Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
1.0213.77The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood
1.023.82The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.0173.95How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0142.65The Mosaic Crimes by Giulio Leoni
1.0123.62Curses! Broiled Again!: The Hottest Urban Legends Going by Jan Harold Brunvand
1.0123.86Open Season by Linda Howard
1.0083.7The Wedding by Dorothy West
1.0073.39The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.0053.85Minoes by Annie M. G. Schmidt
1.0053.76Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch
1.0053.33The Eleventh Plague by John S. Marr
1.0043.29The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
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