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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
1.2823.54Tell Me Your Dreams With Bonus Material by Sidney Sheldon
1.2423.49Underworld 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
1.213.74The 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
1.1683.08Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
1.1673.41Why 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
1.1633.29The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
1.1553.72The Lady of Abu Simbel by Christian Jacq
1.1543.79I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1333.65The eternal temple by Christian Jacq
1.133.29If There Be Thorns by V. C. Andrews
1.1283.03Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
1.1283.56The son of light by Christian Jacq
1.1263.55Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
1.1233.61My Sister the Moon by Sue Harrison
1.123.14Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
1.1173.2Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.1113.23If Only It Were True by Marc Levy
1.1083.58Perfect Harmony by Barbara Wood
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.13.52Mother Earth Father Sky by Sue Harrison
1.093.55The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
1.0833.49Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0763.51Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist
1.0693.68On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith
1.0693.33Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
1.0623.57The 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
1.0543.65Tully by Paullina Simons
1.0533.5Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi
1.0533.9The Blue Day Book by Bradley Trevor Greive
1.0533.22The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1.0493.54Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
1.0473.68The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
1.0463.31Maya by Jostein Gaarder
1.0443.53Krondor: The Assassins by Raymond E. Feist
1.0433.48The 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
1.033.49The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
1.033.99Lanark by Alasdair Gray
1.0263.75The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
1.0264.19Olivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman
1.0253.45Krondor: The Betrayal by Raymond E. Feist
1.0213.76The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood
1.0153.51A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory
1.0153.11A Perfect Crime by Peter Abrahams
1.0134.03The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
1.0073.95Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1.0053.94Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
1.0013.81The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel
0.9973.29Strata by Terry Pratchett
0.9953.77An Equal Music by Vikram Seth
0.9943.96The Castle by Franz Kafka
0.9923.83Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
0.993.41The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
0.9853.38Cold Fire by Dean Koontz
0.9833.48The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss
0.9834.11Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope by Bruce Bernard
0.9813.76Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
0.9813.49The Baker's Boy by J. V. Jones
0.983.69The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
0.983.96The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
0.9763.63April Witch by Majgull Axelsson
0.9763.59Trollbunden by Margit Sandemo
0.9733.64Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
0.9723.74White Teeth by Zadie Smith
0.973.8The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
0.9683.64Area 51: The Sphinx by Robert Doherty
0.9664.04The Talisman by Stephen King
0.9653.4Shaman's Crossing by Robin Hobb
0.9653.75Ukkosenjumalan poika by Arto Paasilinna
0.9594.13The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
0.9554.01My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
0.9543.78Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
0.953.72Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist
0.9473.92Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
0.9463.71Shadow of a Dark Queen by Raymond E. Feist
0.9463.52The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
0.9454The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams
0.9443.77Black House by Stephen King
0.9433.87Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
0.9433.24Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! by Michael Moore
0.9423.6Shards of a Broken Crown by Raymond E. Feist
0.943.74The Beach by Alex Garland
0.943.71King of Foxes by Raymond E. Feist
0.9383.46Body 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
0.9283.32Heaven Help Us by Arto Paasilinna
0.9283.93Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
0.9273.62Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist
0.9273.81Enchanter by Sara Douglass
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