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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
1.4193.2The Illuminati by Larry Burkett
1.3243.86The Final Quest by Rick Joyner
1.273.43Samurai Girl: The Book of the Sword by Carrie Asai
1.2243.42Bloodthirst by J. M. Dillard
1.1973.63She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall
1.184.05Bible King James Version : KJV Concord Wide-Margin Reference Edition by Bible
1.183.17Here There Be Dragons by John Peel
1.1792.98Eve by Elissa Elliott
1.1773.32Battlestations! by Diane Carey
1.1533.46The Tank Lords by David Drake
1.153.57Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
1.1453.29Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
1.1433.57Oh My Goth! by Gena Showalter
1.1394.12The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick
1.1343.58Wild Life by Molly Gloss
1.1324.23Catechism of the Catholic Church by Catholic Church
1.1323.72The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.79Federation by Judith Reeves-Stevens
1.133.79So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey by Jake Colsen
1.1293.5190 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life by Don Piper
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1233.51Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
1.1223.84Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
1.1193.93Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision) by American P... Association
1.1183.72First Truth by Dawn Cook
1.1173.31Shadow by Dean Wesley Smith
1.1123.63Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
1.113.8The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel
1.113.96The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
1.1063.98The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Kenneth H. Blanchard
1.1063.09Meisje met negen pruiken by Sophie van der Stap
1.1043.73The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis
1.1023.68The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus by Owen Gingerich
1.1022.7Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
1.1013.42The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
1.0943.47Woyzeck by Georg B├╝chner
1.0923.31Masks by John Vornholt
1.0873.59Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality by Joan Frances Casey
1.0833.67Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch by Hollis Gillespie
1.0833.28Catalyst: A Novel of Alien Contact by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
1.0833.9The Crossroad by Beverly Lewis
1.0783.87The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
1.0773.5Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin
1.0763.43Bold As Love by Gwyneth Jones
1.0693.34The Summer Country by James A. Hetley
1.0693.88The Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer
1.0693.68Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
1.0683.54The Lost Episodes of Beatie Scareli by Ginnetta Correli
1.0673.78The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Lori Schiller
1.0653.68End Game by Peter David
1.0643.39Fallen Angels by Larry Niven
1.0633.33Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0573.39Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson
1.0573.51Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [novelization] by Vonda N. McIntyre
1.0563.69I, Q by John de Lancie
1.0534.29Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
1.0523.92The Confessions of St. Augustine by Aurelius Augustinus
1.0523.65Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
1.0493.61Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
1.0483.73The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
1.0473.36The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
1.0473.86The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright
1.0463.53The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
1.0453.89The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
1.0453.25The Winter Oak by James A. Hetley
1.0443.9Eyes of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready
1.0433.95Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress
1.0424.04Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot
1.0413.4The Bible as history : a confirmation of the Book of Books by Werner Keller
1.043.82There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo
1.0393.74The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.0363.86The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
1.0363.44Abyss by Jeffrey Lang
1.0363.91The Swan House: A Novel by Elizabeth Musser
1.0342.95Exiles by Howard Weinstein
1.0263.72Vamped by David Sosnowski
1.0253.13Chains of Command by Bill McCay
1.0253.92Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
1.0253.75The Book of Kells by R. A. MacAvoy
1.0253.83The Enormous Room by e. e. cummings
1.0243.24Bedlam Boyz by Ellen Guon
1.0233.98The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
1.0223.36Intellivore by Diane Duane
1.0223.98Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff
1.0213.87Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.0213.77Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman's Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott
1.024.04Victory over the Darkness: Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ by Neil T. Anderson
1.0183.73Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins
1.0183.73The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.0173.94How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.0163.61A Summary of Christian Doctrine by Louis Berkhof
1.0154.33Java Concurrency in Practice by Brian Goetz
1.0153.76Mindbridge by Joe Haldeman
1.0133.43Northworld Trilogy by David Drake
1.0123.8The Name Of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
1.0123.96The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
1.0113.64All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear
1.0113.56Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig
1.013.97The Host by Stephenie Meyer
1.0093.99The Hub : Dangerous Territory by James H. Schmitz
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