Controversial Books for cwzimmer

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
1.222 3.73 Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name by Vicki Hearne
1.16 3.81 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.127 4.08 Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
1.064 3.78 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Complete Text With Introduction, Historical Contexts, Critical Essays (New Riverside Edi by Mark Twain
1.051 4.13 Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau
1.05 3.82 Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
1.019 3.84 Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
1.005 3.86 The Red and the Black by Stendhal
0.988 4.12 On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
0.979 3.8 Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
0.971 4.01 Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner
0.961 4.05 If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
0.958 3.77 Murphy by Samuel Beckett
0.957 4.34 The Man Without Qualities: A Sort of Introduction; Pseudo Reality Prevails {Vol. 1 of 2} by Robert Musil
0.95 3.91 Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
0.947 3.93 The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
0.943 3.91 Dubliners by James Joyce
0.929 4.1 A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing by H. L. Mencken
0.918 4.28 Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats (Modern Library Classics) by John Keats
0.914 3.71 Return From The Stars by Stanisław Lem
0.91 4.25 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.907 4.18 Bleak House by Charles Dickens
0.904 3.99 The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
0.9 3.87 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys by Chris Fuhrman
0.894 3.77 Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers
0.894 4.25 Annals of the Former World by John McPhee
0.892 3.77 Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
0.891 4.11 Metamorphoses [in translation] by Ovid
0.878 4.21 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
0.864 3.96 Microbe Hunters by Paul De Kruif
0.859 4.15 Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
0.856 4.17 Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer
0.836 4.17 Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
0.835 4.28 Lectures on Literature by Vladimir Nabokov
0.833 4.17 The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas
0.831 4.27 The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
0.822 4.18 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
0.816 3.9 The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World by James Shreeve
0.812 4.16 Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures by Carl Zimmer
0.794 4.37 The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
0.789 4.2 The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner
0.786 4.43 The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction by David Quammen
0.767 4.43 Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
0.754 4.57 The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.741 4.13 Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain—and How It Changed the World by Carl Zimmer
0.737 4.26 At the Water's Edge : Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea by Carl Zimmer
0.733 4.05 The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
0.721 3.81 The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors by Ann Gibbons
0.714 4.01 The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World by Deborah Cadbury
0.689 4.37 James Joyce by Richard Ellmann
0.672 4.42 The Complete Works of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel
0.665 4.37 Essays of E.B. White by E. B. White
0.617 4.54 Charles Darwin: A Biography: Volume 2, The Power of Place by Janet Browne
0.598 4.27 The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology by Horace Freeland Judson
0.561 4.1 Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins by Carl Zimmer