Controversial Books for James_Cassedy

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.173 3.31 The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
1.171 3.61 Empire by Michael Hardt
1.127 4.07 Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
1.108 3.49 The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag
1.089 3.23 Love Me by Garrison Keillor
1.087 4.05 Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
1.028 3.58 Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper by Michael Reisman
1.028 3.35 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
1.024 3.5 Moo by Jane Smiley
1.023 3.67 Homer's Daughter by Robert Graves
1.017 3.68 Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
1.016 3.65 The Crucible by Arthur Miller
1.014 3.85 The Major Works: Including Songs and Sonnets and Sermons by John Donne
1.012 3.36 The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
1.01 3.22 The Golden Age by Gore Vidal
1.006 3.86 The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.993 3.58 Where the Stress Falls by Susan Sontag
0.992 4.06 Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost by Gary D. Schmidt
0.989 3.77 The Known World by Edward P. Jones
0.988 3.88 The Book of Bebb by Frederick Buechner
0.987 3.47 How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
0.985 4.02 Iceland's Bell by Halldór Laxness
0.984 3.84 Grendel by John Gardner
0.983 3.86 Spartina by John Casey
0.981 4.24 Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
0.975 3.8 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories by Robert Olen Butler
0.971 3.38 Robert E. Lee by Roy Blount Jr.
0.968 3.88 The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
0.962 3.85 The Scarlet Letter [Norton Critical Edition] by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0.96 4.15 Independent People by Halldór Laxness
0.957 3.63 Thames: Sacred River by Peter Ackroyd
0.952 3.94 Achieving our country : leftist thought in twentieth-century America by Richard Rorty
0.951 3.71 Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
0.949 3.78 The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
0.949 3.96 Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters : Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon (For Everyone) by Tom Wright
0.944 4.03 Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
0.943 3.73 Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson
0.942 3.68 The Pedant in the Kitchen by Julian Barnes
0.939 3.58 Italian Days by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
0.938 4.21 The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil
0.934 3.78 You've Had Your Time by Anthony Burgess
0.933 3.78 A Woman's Life by Guy de Maupassant
0.932 3.73 Locked in the Cabinet by Robert B. Reich
0.929 3.53 Public Enemies: Dueling Writers Take On Each Other and the World by Bernard-Henri Lévy
0.929 4.12 All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
0.927 3.63 A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
0.923 3.91 The Stories of English by David Crystal
0.922 3.95 The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between by Padma Sambhava
0.92 3.34 Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal
0.918 4.14 Fear and Trembling/Repetition : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 6 by Søren Kierkegaard
0.913 3.81 The Last Full Measure: The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers by Richard Moe
0.91 3.74 God's Funeral: The Decline of Faith in Western Civilization by A. N. Wilson
0.909 3.57 Paradise News by David Lodge
0.905 4.1 A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus: The Roots of the Problem and the Person, Vol. 1 by John P. Meier
0.9 3.79 Barkskins by Annie Proulx
0.897 3.89 The Chomsky Reader by Noam Chomsky
0.897 4.28 Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
0.895 4.26 All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery by Henry Mayer
0.895 4.14 The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell. Volume 1. An Age Like This: 1920-1940 by George Orwell
0.895 3.86 The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne
0.893 3.63 The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics by Mark Lilla
0.892 3.71 The Stone Raft by José Saramago
0.892 3.67 Latecomers by Anita Brookner
0.89 3.84 Life by Keith Richards
0.89 3.95 Empire Falls by Richard Russo
0.889 3.6 Arranging & Describing Archives & Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals Series II) by Kathleen Roe
0.886 3.61 The Night Manager by John le Carré
0.886 3.57 In the Dutch Mountains by Cees Nooteboom
0.877 3.97 The Essential Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard
0.876 4.13 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
0.875 4.19 The Story - The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People by Max Lucado
0.872 3.92 The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
0.872 4.09 Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez
0.868 3.76 All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones
0.867 4.05 Situationist International Anthology by Ken Knabb
0.867 3.7 Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
0.866 3.99 The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage by Tom Stoppard
0.866 3.91 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
0.863 3.67 Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
0.862 4.25 Doubt : a history by Jennifer Michael Hecht
0.858 4.16 Collected Poems by Robert Lowell
0.852 3.89 A Barthes Reader by Roland Barthes
0.843 4.04 The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures by Jürgen Habermas
0.843 3.61 Lewis Percy by Anita Brookner
0.842 3.98 The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
0.842 3.64 Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who've Lived It by Studs Terkel
0.841 3.77 Brendan by Frederick Buechner
0.837 3.93 Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
0.836 3.94 Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
0.834 3.67 The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities by Stephen Jay Gould
0.832 4.16 Cheese Primer by Steven Jenkins
0.829 3.97 The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley
0.825 3.88 Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
0.82 3.8 Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris by John Keegan
0.819 3.71 Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
0.816 3.98 The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt
0.812 3.8 The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society by Jürgen Habermas
0.811 3.59 Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
0.811 3.95 Journals: 1952-2000 by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
0.81 4.17 The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
0.795 4.06 Rock Springs by Richard Ford
0.786 4.01 Naples '44: An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth by Norman Lewis
0.785 4.11 The Armada by Garrett Mattingly
0.782 3.97 Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
0.781 3.59 Certain Women by Madeleine L'Engle
0.781 3.94 The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King
0.778 3.68 Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) by I. Howard Marshall
0.777 4.01 The Inquisitors' Manual by António Lobo Antunes
0.774 4.18 Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
0.766 3.89 Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages by Richard E. Rubenstein
0.763 4.38 Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
0.761 3.57 Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals by Stephen E. Ambrose
0.761 4.04 Love in the Western World by Denis de Rougemont
0.757 3.92 The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr
0.751 4.38 Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
0.751 4.01 The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
0.749 3.71 Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath by Anne Stevenson
0.747 3.99 A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner
0.742 4.33 Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
0.739 4.16 The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell. Volume 2. My Country Right or Left: 1940-1943 by George Orwell
0.738 4.34 The Far Side Gallery by Gary Larson
0.726 4.28 Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings by Angela Carter
0.705 3.7 A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures by Ben Bradlee
0.697 3.84 The Penguin History of Europe by J. M. Roberts
0.694 4.05 Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 by James T. Patterson
0.689 3.84 Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz
0.688 4.47 The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell. Volume 4. In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950 by George Orwell
0.648 4.33 The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, Volume 3 by George Orwell
0.634 3.85 La Vie En Bleu: France and the French Since 1900 by Rod Kedward
0.619 4.56 James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories: Go Tell It on the Mountain / Giovanni’s Room / Another Country / Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin
0.585 4.2 Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War by Helen Zenna Smith