Controversial Books for erikboge

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
1.224 3.97 Linear Algebra and Its Applications by Gilbert Strang
1.186 4.07 The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems by Martin Gardner
1.165 3.53 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.125 4.11 Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration by Pope Benedict XVI
1.124 3.1 101 Reykjavik by Hallgrimur Helgason
1.111 3.42 Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
1.098 3.21 Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1.096 2.84 Politika by Jerome Preisler
1.092 3.82 Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.09 3.64 Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
1.08 3.6 Darwin for Beginners by Jonathan Miller
1.069 3.86 The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.066 3.49 The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy
1.064 3.68 The Cartoon Guide to Statistics by Larry Gonick
1.061 2.98 Tom Clancy's Op-Center by Jeff Rovin
1.06 3.96 Digital Image Processing by Rafael C. Gonzalez
1.053 3.71 The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson
1.052 4.04 Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov
1.05 3.65 Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose
1.045 3.85 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
1.041 3.34 Deception Point by Dan Brown
1.039 3.25 Java software solutions : foundations of program design by John Lewis
1.038 3.71 The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities by William Dunham
1.037 3.68 Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age by Thomas Hylland Eriksen
1.03 4.02 Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
1.029 3.5 To Mock a Mockingbird by Raymond Smullyan
1.021 3.74 Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
1.019 4.29 Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton
1.017 3.81 The Lion's World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia by Rowan Williams
1.015 3.65 Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure by Cédric Villani
1.003 3.56 Inferno by Dan Brown
1 3.78 Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
0.999 3.56 The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century by David Salsburg
0.996 3.05 Acts of War by Jeff Rovin
0.991 4.1 Infantry Attacks by Erwin Rommel
0.99 3.84 Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall
0.99 3.46 Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth H. Rosen
0.989 3.61 Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio
0.986 3.94 The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
0.983 3.88 Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
0.979 3.64 Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge
0.978 3.36 Linear Algebra and Its Applications by David C. Lay
0.974 3.91 The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
0.973 4.13 Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
0.972 3.75 Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
0.97 3.89 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
0.969 3.99 How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by George Pólya
0.968 3.83 The Art of War by Sun Tzu
0.965 3.62 A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
0.964 3.95 Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
0.963 3.61 Italian Neighbors by Tim Parks
0.961 3.96 Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
0.96 4.16 Independent People by Halldór Laxness
0.957 3.86 Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example by Andrew Koenig
0.957 3.76 Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at Its Best by Eugene H. Peterson
0.957 3.83 Naïve. Super by Erlend Loe
0.951 4.08 Proofs from The Book by Martin Aigner
0.95 4.2 The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
0.95 3.72 No Logo by Naomi Klein
0.949 4.1 The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
0.949 3.86 The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
0.949 3.6 Glue by Irvine Welsh
0.948 3.59 The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here? by Lawrence M. Krauss
0.946 3.13 Mirror Image by Jeff Rovin
0.946 3.98 My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
0.946 4 Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
0.946 3.81 Executive Orders by Tom Clancy
0.943 3.93 Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
0.942 3.77 Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy
0.939 3.73 And Then You're Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara by Cody Cassidy
0.939 4.02 The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick
0.939 4.2 The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1, books 1-2 by Euclid
0.936 4.11 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.934 3.71 A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
0.934 3.86 The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy
0.933 3.72 Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible by David Plotz
0.93 3.69 The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
0.929 3.79 A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy
0.928 3.25 Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics: An Applied Introduction by Ralph P. Grimaldi
0.927 4 Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
0.921 3.97 The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
0.919 3.74 Why Does E=mc²?: (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox
0.919 3.88 My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante
0.918 3.91 Njal's Saga by Anonymous
0.915 3.88 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
0.913 4.1 U2 by U2 by U2
0.913 4.11 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
0.908 3.51 'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
0.905 4.11 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
0.9 4.2 Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
0.896 3.75 The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
0.896 4.03 Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
0.896 3.76 The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life by Alex Bellos
0.895 3.78 Simon and the Oaks by Marianne Fredriksson
0.89 3.69 Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth
0.89 4.22 Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis
0.889 3.52 Mastering Algorithms with Perl by John Macdonald
0.888 3.51 The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry by Mario Livio
0.887 3.71 An Imaginary Tale: The Story of √-1 by Paul J. Nahin
0.886 4.12 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.884 4.1 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
0.884 3.97 A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
0.883 4 Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brené Brown
0.883 4.16 What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
0.882 3.86 The Cartoon Guide to Physics by Larry Gonick
0.88 4.19 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
0.88 4.25 The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
0.878 3.83 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
0.878 3.58 Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality by Edward Frenkel
0.876 4.08 The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
0.873 4.08 Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics by John Derbyshire
0.872 4.12 Dead Man Walking by Helen Prejean
0.869 4.16 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
0.867 4.05 Midnight In Sicily by Peter Robb
0.867 4.27 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.867 3.66 Enigma by Robert Harris
0.866 3.9 A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
0.864 4.01 Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown
0.863 3.73 Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
0.863 4.02 The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
0.862 3.63 The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
0.858 3.64 Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra by John Derbyshire
0.857 4.32 Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour Papert
0.856 4.13 Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Erich Gamma
0.854 3.96 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
0.853 3.85 Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku
0.851 3.73 The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy
0.849 3.76 Python Cookbook by Alex Martelli
0.848 3.88 The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia
0.848 3.2 The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern by Keith Devlin
0.848 4.33 Gödel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
0.845 4.01 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
0.842 3.83 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver
0.841 3.66 Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis
0.84 3.9 Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis
0.84 3.95 Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors by Matt Parker
0.839 4.35 A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
0.839 3.53 The Theory that Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
0.839 4.09 Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli
0.838 3.84 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
0.835 3.5 Wind / Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami
0.831 4.26 The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
0.831 4.17 A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
0.829 4.15 The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
0.825 3.74 Java How to Program by Harvey M. Deitel
0.824 3.96 Police by Jo Nesbo
0.822 3.93 The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel
0.82 4.02 Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
0.818 4.22 Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
0.818 4.28 The Martian by Andy Weir
0.817 4.22 The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life by Richard Dawkins
0.817 3.61 Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer by Michael White
0.816 4.33 The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk
0.815 4.33 The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis
0.815 3.63 Kronprinsessen by Hanne-Vibeke Holst
0.815 4.06 The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends by Humphrey Carpenter
0.814 3.75 The Best of Annals of Improbable Research by Marc Abrahams
0.812 3.92 A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, 1943-1988 by Paul Ginsborg
0.811 4.32 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
0.807 4.28 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
0.804 4.09 An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
0.802 3.67 e: The Story of a Number by Eli Maor
0.8 4.14 How to Prove It: A Structured Approach by Daniel J. Velleman
0.8 3.68 The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
0.8 3.42 The Calculus Wars: Newton, Leibniz, and the Greatest Mathematical Clash of All Time by Jason Socrates Bardi
0.799 4.12 Rocket Boys by Jr. Homer H. Hickam
0.798 4.28 Letters and Papers from Prison {original edition} by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0.797 4.09 Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years by Simon Singh
0.796 4.01 Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
0.795 4.18 What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
0.795 4.12 A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust by George R. R. Martin
0.795 4.16 The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
0.794 3.77 So, Anyway... by John Cleese
0.782 3.93 The LaTeX Companion by Michel Goossens
0.781 4.2 Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World by Tom Holland
0.78 4.53 The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.779 4.17 Euler: The Master of Us All by William Dunham
0.777 3.94 The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
0.775 4.29 Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen
0.774 4.24 The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation, A Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethics by Richard B. Hays
0.773 3.88 The Human Flies by Hans Olav Lahlum
0.77 4.23 Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C by Bruce Schneier
0.768 4.43 The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
0.767 4.18 Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
0.765 3.9 The Leopard by Jo Nesbø
0.765 3.77 Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython by Wes McKinney
0.764 3.67 You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church--and Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman
0.762 4.05 Hermit Crabs by Anne B. Ragde
0.761 3.54 Calculus: A Complete Course by Robert A. Adams
0.76 4.17 The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
0.76 4.14 How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe
0.758 3.93 Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
0.752 3.61 The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong by Chris Anderson
0.751 4.18 Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh
0.746 4.21 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
0.746 4.31 A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
0.742 4.24 A Dance With Dragons 2: After the Feast by George R. R. Martin
0.74 3.99 Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
0.738 3.88 Norsk litteraturhistorie fritt etter hukommelsen by Knut Nærum
0.734 3.96 The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz
0.732 4.45 The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
0.732 4.13 SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
0.727 3.63 Walk On: The Spiritual Journey Of U2 by Steve Stockman
0.724 4.15 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
0.72 3.85 Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science by Peter Atkins
0.714 3.73 American Psycho [2000 film] by Mary Harron
0.713 4.36 Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey by Michael Collins
0.708 4.16 The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting
0.703 4.3 A Storm of Swords Part 1: Steel and Snow by George R. R. Martin
0.701 3.8 A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East by James Barr
0.698 4.41 A Storm of Swords Part 2: Blood and Gold by George R. R. Martin
0.695 4.08 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin
0.674 3.29 The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love by Per J. Andersson
0.674 4.08 Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven Strogatz
0.673 4.12 Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker
0.651 4.18 The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting
0.634 4.2 One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad
0.629 4.19 The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
0.542 4.18 Six American Poets by Joel Conarroe