Controversial Books for brightseal

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

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.443 3.09 The Lost Continent of Mu by James Churchward
1.409 2.78 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
1.343 4 Peace, Love and Healing: Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration by Bernie S. Siegel
1.314 2.38 In Search of Ancient Gods: My Pictorial Evidence for the Impossible by Erich von Däniken
1.299 3.68 The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
1.258 3.63 The Silva Mind Control Method by Jose Silva
1.254 3.41 The Price of the Phoenix by Sondra Marshak
1.246 3.09 Edgar Cayce on Atlantis by Edgar Evans Cayce
1.228 3.98 Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing by B. K. S. Iyengar
1.176 4.14 Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho
1.175 2.85 See and Read the Aura by Ted Andrews
1.166 3.07 Bored of the Rings by Harvard Lampoon
1.143 3.45 Totemism by Claude Lévi-Strauss
1.142 3.44 The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
1.139 3.92 The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
1.133 3.9 The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford
1.128 3.8 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.123 3.48 Tutankhamen by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt
1.115 3.58 Science and the Modern World by Alfred North Whitehead
1.114 3.65 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.108 3.78 The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz
1.102 3.29 Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil: Why Church Fathers Suppressed the Book of Enoch and Its Startling Revelations by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
1.092 3.31 Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein
1.092 3.4 Soul Stories by Gary Zukav
1.091 3.58 A Separate Peace by John Knowles
1.088 3.43 Nomads of Gor by John Norman
1.086 3.55 The Occult - A History by Colin Wilson
1.086 3.88 The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece by Three Initiates
1.081 3.9 The Jesus Mysteries by Timothy Freke
1.077 3.58 Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
1.077 3.7 Journey To Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda
1.073 3.24 The Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence of Alien Contact 5,000 Years Ago by Robert K. G. Temple
1.066 3.94 The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
1.058 3.31 Walden Two by B. F. Skinner
1.057 3.43 The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
1.056 3.61 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
1.055 3.48 Angels: God's Secret Agents by Billy Graham
1.04 3.85 The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
1.037 3.9 On Aggression by Konrad Lorenz
1.034 3.67 Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge
1.034 3.83 Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S. by Jeremy Leven
1.032 3.81 Maia by Richard Adams
1.028 3.11 The Triumph of Time by James Blish
1.019 3.84 Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age by Charles H. Hapgood
1.016 3.6 The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
1.014 3.56 Tutankhamun: The Untold Story by Thomas Hoving
1.011 3.05 Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings by William Ready
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.009 3.22 The Syndic by C. M. Kornbluth
1.006 3.73 The Mercenary by Jerry Pournelle
1.005 3.87 Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
1.004 3.51 Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach
1.004 3.67 Myth Alliances by Robert Asprin
1.003 3.94 How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1 3.78 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
0.997 4.1 The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.997 3.81 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
0.996 3.51 Celia, a Slave by Melton Alonza McLaurin
0.994 3.78 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
0.993 4.11 A Dictionary of Symbols by J. E. Cirlot
0.993 3.55 The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara
0.987 3.97 Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
0.981 3.84 The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
0.98 3.68 The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil
0.979 3.8 Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
0.979 3.5 The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano
0.978 3.96 Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.975 3.58 Origins by Richard E. Leakey
0.974 3.58 Alien by Alan Dean Foster
0.974 4.18 Death at an Early Age by Jonathan Kozol
0.972 3.38 The Pocket Book of Quotations by Henry Davidoff
0.972 3.74 Story of Edgar Cayce: There Is a River by Thomas Sugrue
0.972 3.75 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
0.97 3.32 Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
0.969 4.13 The Story of Language by Mario Pei
0.968 3.72 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.967 3.61 Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet by Jess Stearn
0.966 3.9 The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
0.963 3.94 Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History by Wallace Terry
0.962 3.67 The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman
0.962 3.93 For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
0.961 3.76 5 Plays: Assembly-Women / Birds / Knights / Peace / Wealth by Aristophanes
0.958 4.21 Dopefiend by Donald Goines
0.958 3.92 The Four Agreements Companion Book : Using the Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life by Miguel Ruiz
0.958 3.48 Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely
0.957 4.19 They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima
0.956 3.93 Native Son by Richard Wright
0.956 3.69 Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert
0.953 3.54 Tickled to Death by Joan Hess
0.953 3.95 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
0.953 3.81 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
0.953 4.21 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
0.952 3.94 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
0.952 3.99 The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
0.951 4.02 Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics by Erich Fromm
0.951 3.67 Pavane by Keith Roberts
0.95 4.02 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
0.95 3.94 Peony by Pearl S. Buck
0.949 4.07 The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
0.949 3.72 Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
0.948 3.78 Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov
0.946 3.38 A Plague of Demons by Keith Laumer
0.944 3.79 Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch
0.942 3.78 Mysticism and Logic by Bertrand Russell
0.942 3.91 Sand and Foam by Kahlil Gibran
0.942 3.98 Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton
0.942 4.03 The Odyssey by Homer
0.94 3.98 Black Boy by Richard Wright
0.94 3.84 The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
0.94 4.17 Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey by Bill Brewster
0.939 4.06 Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
0.938 3.38 Egyptian Religion by E. A. Wallis Budge
0.938 3.69 Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
0.938 4.11 Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
0.935 3.34 The War Against the Rull by A. E. Van Vogt
0.933 3.9 The Silver Stallion : A Comedy of Redemption by James Branch Cabell
0.93 3.74 The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
0.928 4.1 The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
0.927 3.51 Uppity Women of Ancient Times by Vicki Leon
0.927 3.27 Triplanetary by Edward E. Smith
0.927 3.92 The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
0.926 3.86 The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie
0.925 3.99 A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines
0.922 3.88 Your Body's Many Cries for Water by Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
0.922 2.95 The Mind Cage by A. E. Van Vogt
0.922 3.93 The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion by Joseph Campbell
0.919 4 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
0.916 3.75 Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
0.915 3.89 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
0.915 3.29 Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy
0.914 4.01 The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
0.914 3.52 Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood: A Treasury of Goddess and Heroine Lore from Around the World by Merlin Stone
0.912 3.78 The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris
0.912 3.6 The humanoids by Jack Williamson
0.91 3.85 You: The Owner's Manual by Michael F. Roizen
0.91 4 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
0.909 3.89 The Fall by Albert Camus
0.909 4.14 The Iliad / The Odyssey by Homer
0.909 3.65 The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
0.908 4.02 The White Nile by Alan Moorehead
0.908 4.25 The Poetical Works of John Keats by John Keats
0.906 3.73 The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
0.906 3.8 Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
0.906 3.7 No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
0.905 3.91 The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
0.905 3.56 Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley
0.905 3.13 Dinosaur Planet by Anne McCaffrey
0.904 4.01 The Greeks by H. D. F. Kitto
0.904 3.96 The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
0.904 3.21 The Exile Waiting by Vonda N. McIntyre
0.901 3.21 Forerunner: The Second Venture by Andre Norton
0.899 3.69 Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
0.899 3.93 Mythology by Edith Hamilton
0.898 3.25 Why Call Them Back from Heaven? by Clifford D. Simak
0.898 4.06 Tally's Corner by Elliot Liebow
0.898 4 Antigone; Oedipus Rex; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
0.898 4.39 The Unexpected Universe by Loren Eiseley
0.897 4.03 Man and His Symbols by Carl Gustav Jung
0.896 3.16 Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak
0.896 3.43 Tarzan and the Madman by Edgar Rice Burroughs
0.896 3.6 Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
0.896 2.99 The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron Lytton
0.894 4.05 Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti by Jiddu Krishnamurti
0.894 3.82 Bolo: Annals of the Dinochrome Brigade by Keith Laumer
0.893 3.46 The Cave Girl by Edgar Rice Burroughs
0.893 3.95 Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
0.892 3.72 Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
0.892 3.86 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
0.891 3.41 Storm Runner by Tara K. Harper
0.891 3.89 Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
0.891 4.17 Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.891 3.53 The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
0.89 3.93 The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
0.889 3.31 The Tree of Swords and Jewels by C. J. Cherryh
0.889 3.96 Caesar's Women by Colleen McCullough
0.888 3.94 Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
0.887 4.07 Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
0.886 4.04 The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
0.882 4.05 The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
0.882 3.32 The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths by Erich Fromm
0.882 3.88 The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
0.882 3.92 The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers by Will Durant
0.881 3.26 Spacehounds of IPC by E. E. 'Doc' Smith
0.881 3.63 The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
0.88 4.07 The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence by Carl Sagan
0.879 4.19 The People: No Different Flesh by Zenna Henderson
0.879 3.6 The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith
0.879 3.68 The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke
0.878 4.04 Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
0.878 4.04 The First and Last Freedom by J. Krishnamurti
0.877 4.09 Essays & Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Ralph Waldo Emerson
0.875 3.67 Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh
0.875 3.82 Raphael by R. A. MacAvoy
0.875 3.88 The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs by C. N. Reeves
0.875 4.05 The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
0.875 3.86 Dictionary of Mythology by Bergen Evans
0.872 4.09 Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks
0.87 3.81 The Double Helix by James D. Watson
0.869 4.09 nigger: an autobiography by Dick Gregory
0.866 3.79 Darker Than Amber by John D. MacDonald
0.866 3.83 Protector by Larry Niven
0.866 3.92 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
0.866 3.66 When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean
0.865 3.87 Damiano's Lute by R. A. MacAvoy
0.864 3.22 The Dancer From Atlantis by Poul Anderson
0.863 3.56 Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven
0.862 3.93 Lost Horizon by James Hilton
0.861 3.82 Have Spacesuit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
0.858 3.88 Eight Men: Short Stories by Richard Wright
0.858 3.12 Starswarm by Brian Aldiss
0.855 3.63 The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells
0.855 3.6 The Crown in Darkness by P. C. Doherty
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.853 3.83 World Mythology by Roy G. Willis
0.853 4.2 Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices by Brenda Love
0.851 3.6 World of Ptavvs by Larry Niven
0.851 3.97 The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault
0.85 3.73 A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani
0.849 3.89 Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein
0.849 4 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
0.848 4.13 In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
0.848 3.79 Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke
0.847 3.69 The Innocent by Ian McEwan
0.846 4.38 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
0.846 3.96 I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone by Nina Simone
0.846 3.98 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
0.844 3.23 Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt by Lewis Spence
0.842 4.19 The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm
0.841 4.08 The Three Pillars of Zen by Philip Kapleau Roshi
0.838 3.05 Traitor to the Living by Philip José Farmer
0.838 4.1 Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
0.836 2.95 The Day of Their Return by Poul Anderson
0.836 3.59 Tales from Planet Earth by Arthur C. Clarke
0.836 3.67 Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
0.836 3.77 An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture by Ernst Cassirer
0.835 3.78 I Wish I Had a Red Dress by Pearl Cleage
0.834 4.19 The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
0.832 3.94 The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley
0.831 4 Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
0.828 4 The Land Where the Blues Began by Alan Lomax
0.828 4.19 Selected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes
0.828 4.17 When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula J. Giddings
0.828 3.8 Red Giants and White Dwarfs by Robert Jastrow
0.827 3.57 Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein
0.827 4.27 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
0.825 4.26 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
0.825 4.27 The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
0.824 3.95 The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw
0.823 4.12 The Awakening of Intelligence by Jiddu Krishnamurti
0.823 3.49 A Choice of Gods by Clifford D. Simak
0.823 3.86 Democracy in America {abridged} by Alexis de Tocqueville
0.822 3.89 Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
0.822 4.2 Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett
0.82 3.7 Soldier, Ask Not by Gordon R. Dickson
0.82 3.34 Home to Harlem by Claude McKay
0.819 4.16 Notes of a Native Son {essays} by James Baldwin
0.816 3.5 The Dead Sea Scrolls by John M. Allegro
0.812 4.08 The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day by Raymond O. Faulkner
0.807 3.83 Many Dimensions by Charles Williams
0.806 3.92 Pilgrimage to Earth by Robert Sheckley
0.805 4.3 The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
0.8 3.89 Spontaneous Healing : How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself by Andrew Weil
0.8 3.5 The Whole Man by John Brunner
0.799 3.7 The Green Hills of Earth by Robert A. Heinlein
0.79 3.89 I, Tina by Tina Turner
0.789 3.72 Before Adam by Jack London
0.789 3.63 Asimov's Guide to Science Volume 1: The Physical Sciences by Isaac Asimov
0.786 4.37 Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
0.784 3.92 The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South by John W. Blassingame
0.782 3.33 Wraiths of Time by Andre Norton
0.78 3.35 Time's Last Gift by Philip José Farmer
0.779 3.68 The Collapsing Universe: The Story of the Black Holes by Isaac Asimov
0.776 3.26 Android at Arms by Andre Norton
0.769 3.35 Mirkheim by Poul Anderson
0.769 3.45 The Keeper's Price by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.763 4.07 Jubilee by Margaret Walker
0.753 3.53 Tarzan the Invincible by Edgar Rice Burroughs
0.751 3.61 Lord Tyger by Philip José Farmer
0.75 4.24 A Treasury of Great Poems by Louis Untermeyer
0.749 3.63 Blossom Culp and the Sleep of Death by Richard Peck
0.746 3.98 New Enlarged Pocket Anthology of Robert Frost's Poems by Robert Frost
0.746 3.87 History of the World by J. M. Roberts
0.745 4.27 The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan
0.745 3.49 Eye by Frank Herbert
0.743 4.29 Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
0.743 4.18 Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz
0.735 4.25 A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 1 by Anthony Boucher
0.732 3.41 The Infinitive of Go by John Brunner
0.725 4.48 How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger
0.706 3.97 Gods, Demigods & Demons: An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology by Bernard Evslin
0.693 4.12 Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta by Robert Palmer
0.686 4.39 The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes
0.684 3.56 Atlas of the Greek World by Peter Levi
0.664 3.57 Through the Eye of a Needle by Hal Clement
0.656 3.58 The Hellenistic world by F. W. Walbank
0.653 4.05 Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space by Isaac Asimov
0.607 4.17 The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung
0.561 4.5 Edgar Allan Poe: Sixty-Seven Tales, One Complete Novel, and Thirty-One Poems by Edgar Allan Poe