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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
1.4153.4White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
1.3243.83The Final Quest by Rick Joyner
1.273.45Samurai Girl: The Book of the Sword by Carrie Asai
1.2243.42Bloodthirst by J. M. Dillard
1.1973.64She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall
1.1853.57Joshua: A Parable for Today by Joseph F. Girzone
1.184.04Holy Bible: King James Version by American Bible Society
1.183.17Here There Be Dragons by John Peel
1.1793.04Eve by Elissa Elliott
1.1773.33Battlestations! by Diane Carey
1.1533.46The Tank Lords by David Drake
1.153.56Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
1.1453.34Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
1.1433.57Oh My Goth! by Gena Showalter
1.1394.12The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick
1.1353.55Legend by Jude Deveraux
1.1343.59Wild Life by Molly Gloss
1.1324.23Catechism of the Catholic Church by Catholic Church
1.1323.73The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.79Federation by Judith Reeves-Stevens
1.133.82So 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
1.1233.46Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
1.1223.87Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
1.123.66The Hollow by Jessica Verday
1.1193.94Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision) by American P... Association
1.1183.73First Truth by Dawn Cook
1.1173.4Shadow by Dean Wesley Smith
1.1123.59Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
1.113.8The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel
1.113.95The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
1.1064The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Kenneth H. Blanchard
1.1063.13Meisje met negen pruiken by Sophie van der Stap
1.1043.73The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis
1.1023.67The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus by Owen Gingerich
1.1022.72Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
1.1013.43The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
1.0954.02Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams
1.0943.49Woyzeck by Georg B├╝chner
1.0923.34Masks by John Vornholt
1.0873.68The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality by Joan Frances Casey
1.0853.83Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand
1.0853.36The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister
1.0833.69Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch by Hollis Gillespie
1.0833.9The Crossroad by Beverly Lewis
1.0833.28Catalyst: A Novel of Alien Contact by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
1.0783.86The Shawl: A Story and Novella by Cynthia Ozick
1.0773.48Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin
1.0763.42Bold As Love by Gwyneth Jones
1.0693.36The Summer Country by James A. Hetley
1.0693.83The 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
1.0643.35Fallen Angels by Larry Niven
1.0633.32Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
1.0613.96Competent to Counsel by Jay E. Adams
1.0573.4Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson
1.0573.49Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan by Vonda N. McIntyre
1.0563.36Irish Girls About Town: An Anthology of Short Stories by Maeve Binchy
1.0563.65I, Q by John de Lancie
1.0534.29Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
1.0523.91The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
1.0523.65Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
1.0493.62Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
1.0483.74The 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
1.0463.55The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
1.0453.89The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
1.0453.3The Winter Oak by James A. Hetley
1.0443.9Eyes of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready
1.0433.95Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress
1.0424.06Shadow 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
1.0393.73The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.0373.93Lyonesse by Jack Vance
1.0363.87The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
1.0363.89The Swan House: A Novel by Elizabeth Musser
1.0363.44Abyss by Jeffrey Lang
1.0342.95Exiles by Howard Weinstein
1.033.7The Caged Virgin by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
1.0263.75Vamped by David Sosnowski
1.0253.13Chains of Command by Bill McCay
1.0253.9Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
1.0253.76The Book of Kells by R. A. MacAvoy
1.0253.75The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings
1.0243.27Bedlam Boyz by Ellen Guon
1.0234The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo
1.0223.35Intellivore by Diane Duane
1.0223.98Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff
1.0213.86Eldest 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
1.0183.8Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins
1.0183.3The Difference Engine by William Gibson
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