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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
1.2823.58Tell Me Your Dreams With Bonus Material by Sidney Sheldon
1.2423.5Underworld by Greg Cox
1.2153.14Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind by Alexandra Ripley
1.213.22Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
1.213.75The battle of Kadesh by Christian Jacq
1.2033.6The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.1943.69Under the western acacia by Christian Jacq
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1683.09Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
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
1.1633.43Follow your Heart by Susanna Tamaro
1.1633.3The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
1.1553.76The Lady of Abu Simbel by Christian Jacq
1.1543.81I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1333.67The eternal temple by Christian Jacq
1.133.28If There Be Thorns by V.C. Andrews
1.1283.03Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
1.1283.55The son of light by Christian Jacq
1.1263.55Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
1.1233.62My Sister the Moon by Sue Harrison
1.123.17Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
1.1173.19Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1113.25If Only It Were True by Marc Levy
1.1083.59Perfect Harmony by Barbara Wood
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.13.51Mother Earth Father Sky by Sue Harrison
1.093.55The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
1.0833.55Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0763.53Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist
1.0693.65On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith
1.0693.31Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
1.0623.58The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
1.063.84Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.0543.69Tully by Paullina Simons
1.0533.47Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi
1.0533.9The Blue Day Book by Bradley Trevor Greive
1.0533.23The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1.0493.53Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
1.0473.68The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
1.0463.34Maya by Jostein Gaarder
1.0443.53Krondor: The Assassins by Raymond E. Feist
1.0433.49The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick
1.0363.25Reunion in Barsaloi by Corinne Hofmann
1.0323.27Back from Africa by Corinne Hofmann
1.033.47The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
1.033.98Lanark by Alasdair Gray
1.0263.76The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0264.2Olivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman
1.0253.46Krondor: The Betrayal by Raymond E. Feist
1.0213.77The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood
1.0153.51A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory
1.0153.15A Perfect Crime by Peter Abrahams
1.0134.03The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.0073.96Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0053.95Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
1.0013.81The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel
0.9973.3Strata by Terry Pratchett
0.9953.76An Equal Music by Vikram Seth
0.9943.95The Castle by Franz Kafka
0.9923.85Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
0.993.41The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
0.9853.34Cold Fire by Dean Koontz
0.9833.51The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss
0.9834.08Century : one hundred years of human progress, regression, suffering and hope by Bruce Bernard
0.9813.75Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
0.9813.5The Baker's Boy by J. V. Jones
0.983.69The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
0.983.98The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
0.9763.64April Witch by Majgull Axelsson
0.9763.7Trollbunden by Margit Sandemo
0.9733.63Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
0.9723.74White Teeth by Zadie Smith
0.973.79The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
0.9683.67Area 51: The Sphinx by Robert Doherty
0.9664.04The Talisman by Stephen King
0.9653.41Shaman's Crossing by Robin Hobb
0.9653.73Ukkosenjumalan poika by Arto Paasilinna
0.9594.14The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
0.9554.02My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
0.9543.79Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
0.953.74Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist
0.9473.93Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
0.9463.73Shadow of a Dark Queen by Raymond E. Feist
0.9463.53The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
0.9453.98The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams
0.9443.75Black House by Stephen King
0.9433.86Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
0.9433.24Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! by Michael Moore
0.9423.63Shards of a Broken Crown by Raymond E. Feist
0.943.76The Beach by Alex Garland
0.943.73King of Foxes by Raymond E. Feist
0.9383.47Body Language - How to read others' thoughts by their gestures by Allan Pease
0.9383.93The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
0.9313.75The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
0.933.87Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
0.9293.54Eric by Terry Pratchett
0.9283.33Auta armias by Arto Paasilinna
0.9283.96Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
0.9273.63Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist
0.9273.79Enchanter by Sara Douglass
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