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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
1.2823.58Tell 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
1.213.23Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
1.213.75The battle of Kadesh by Christian Jacq
1.2033.59The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.1943.67Under 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
1.1633.4Follow your Heart by Susanna Tamaro
1.1633.3The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
1.1553.76The Lady of Abu Simbel by Christian Jacq
1.1543.79I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1333.65The eternal temple by Christian Jacq
1.133.28If There Be Thorns by V. C. Andrews
1.1283.04Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
1.1283.54The son of light by Christian Jacq
1.1263.55Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
1.1233.62My Sister the Moon by Sue Harrison
1.123.15Men 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
1.1083.65Perfect Harmony by Barbara Wood
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.13.56Mother Earth Father Sky by Sue Harrison
1.093.55The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
1.0833.45Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0763.5Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist
1.0693.68On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith
1.0693.32Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
1.0623.58The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
1.063.83Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.0543.68Tully by Paullina Simons
1.0533.47Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi
1.0533.9The Blue Day Book by Bradley Trevor Greive
1.0533.2The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1.0493.55Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
1.0473.69The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
1.0463.33Maya by Jostein Gaarder
1.0443.52Krondor: The Assassins by Raymond E. Feist
1.0433.49The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick
1.0363.24Reunion in Barsaloi by Corinne Hofmann
1.0323.22Back from Africa by Corinne Hofmann
1.033.47The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
1.033.99Lanark by Alasdair Gray
1.0263.75The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0264.2Olivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman
1.0253.45Krondor: The Betrayal by Raymond E. Feist
1.0213.74The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood
1.0153.51A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory
1.0153.14A Perfect Crime by Peter Abrahams
1.0134.03The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.0073.96Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0053.94Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
1.0013.8The 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
0.9923.84Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
0.993.41The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
0.9853.37Cold Fire by Dean Koontz
0.9833.48The 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
0.9813.49The Baker's Boy by J. V. Jones
0.983.69The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
0.983.97The 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
0.9683.65Area 51: The Sphinx by Robert Doherty
0.9664.05The 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: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
0.9543.79Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
0.953.73Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist
0.9473.92Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
0.9463.72Shadow 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
0.9443.76Black 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
0.943.72King 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
0.933.88Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
0.9293.55Eric by Terry Pratchett
0.9283.34Auta armias by Arto Paasilinna
0.9283.95Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
0.9273.62Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist
0.9273.8Enchanter by Sara Douglass
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