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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
1.4193.17The Illuminati by Larry Burkett
1.3243.93The Final Quest by Rick Joyner
1.2243.45Bloodthirst by J. M. Dillard
1.1973.65She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall
1.184.05Holy Bible: King James Version by Bible
1.183.12Here There Be Dragons by John Peel
1.1793Eve by Elissa Elliott
1.1773.33Battlestations! by Diane Carey
1.1533.47The Tank Lords by David Drake
1.153.59Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
1.1453.36Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
1.1433.52Oh My Goth! by Gena Showalter
1.1394.18The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick
1.1343.59Wild Life by Molly Gloss
1.1324.21Catechism of the Catholic Church by Catholic Church
1.1323.74The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.8Federation by Judith Reeves-Stevens
1.133.8So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey by Jake Colsen
1.1293.590 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life by Don Piper
1.1263.74Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1223.82Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
1.1193.91Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision) by American P... Association
1.1183.75First Truth by Dawn Cook
1.1173.38Shadow by Dean Wesley Smith
1.1123.67Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
1.113.79The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel
1.113.97The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
1.1064The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Kenneth H. Blanchard
1.1063.12Meisje met negen pruiken by Sophie van der Stap
1.1043.74The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis
1.1022.72Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
1.1013.43The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
1.0943.49Woyzeck by Georg Büchner
1.0923.28Masks by John Vornholt
1.0873.56Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality by Joan Frances Casey
1.0833.69Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch by Hollis Gillespie
1.0833.33Catalyst: A Novel of Alien Contact by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
1.0833.9The Crossroad by Beverly Lewis
1.0783.83The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
1.0773.44Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin
1.0693.88The Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer
1.0693.58Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
1.0683.5The Lost Episodes of Beatie Scareli by Ginnetta Correli
1.0673.75The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Lori Schiller
1.0653.71End Game by Peter David
1.0643.38Fallen Angels by Larry Niven
1.0633.32Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0573.39Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson
1.0573.46Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [novelization] by Vonda N. McIntyre
1.0563.62I, Q by John de Lancie
1.0534.3Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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
1.0473.37The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
1.0473.96The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright
1.0463.59The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
1.0453.91The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
1.0443.88Eyes of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready
1.0433.97Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress
1.0424.1Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot
1.0413.42The Bible as History by Werner Keller
1.043.8There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo
1.0393.74The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.0363.84The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
1.0363.49Abyss by Jeffrey Lang
1.0363.91The Swan House: A Novel by Elizabeth Musser
1.0342.98Exiles by Howard Weinstein
1.0263.78Vamped by David Sosnowski
1.0253.12Chains of Command by Bill McCay
1.0253.92Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
1.0253.88The Enormous Room by e. e. cummings
1.0243.25Bedlam Boyz by Ellen Guon
1.0233.96The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
1.0223.32Intellivore by Diane Duane
1.0223.98Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff
1.0213.87Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.0213.72Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman's Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott
1.024.03Victory over the Darkness: Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ by Neil T. Anderson
1.0183.76Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins
1.0183.74The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.0163.61A Summary of Christian Doctrine by Louis Berkhof
1.0153.76Mindbridge by Joe Haldeman
1.0133.56Northworld Trilogy by David Drake
1.0123.84The Name Of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
1.0123.95The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
1.0113.66All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear
1.0113.58Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig
1.013.98The Host by Stephenie Meyer
1.0093.96The Hub : Dangerous Territory by James H. Schmitz
1.0093.74Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
1.0073.63Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
1.0063.2The Philosophical Strangler by Eric Flint
1.0053.61First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple by Cameron West
1.0053.95Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
1.0033.46Fires of the Faithful by Naomi Kritzer
1.0013.37Neptune Crossing by Jeffrey A. Carver
0.9993.68The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
0.9993.59Way of the Pilgrim by Gordon R. Dickson
0.9984.19Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
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