Controversial Books for erinmuse

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
1.16 3.81 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.152 4.04 Grave of the Fireflies [1988 film] by Isao Takahata
1.14 3.44 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
1.114 3.64 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.071 4.05 The Pooh Cook Book by Virginia H. Ellison
1.065 3.78 The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) by Andy Warhol
1.056 3.61 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
1.048 3.43 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
1.041 3.82 The James Beard Cookbook by James Beard
1.029 4.19 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
1.026 3.55 Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.023 3.64 The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith
1.015 3.79 Isms: Understanding Art by Stephen Little
1.015 3.43 How to Read a Church by Richard Taylor
1.009 3.49 Love, Janis by Laura Joplin
1.006 3.88 Elf [2003 film] by Jon Favreau
1.004 3.72 Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.994 3.61 Venus on the Half-Shell by Philip José Farmer
0.989 3.76 All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo
0.988 3.39 Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
0.987 3.85 The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
0.984 3.54 Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
0.983 4.06 Sunshine by Robin McKinley
0.982 3.95 Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
0.981 3.83 Saints Preserve Us!: Everything You Need to Know About Every Saint You'll Ever Need by Sean Kelly
0.98 3.26 Icons of England by Bill Bryson
0.972 3.73 Fire Lover by Joseph Wambaugh
0.972 3.75 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
0.971 3.59 Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke
0.97 3.89 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
0.964 3.42 The most dangerous animal of all by Gary L. Stewart
0.963 3.65 Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
0.961 3.87 Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
0.96 3.68 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
0.959 3.64 Origin by Dan Brown
0.959 3.7 It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
0.957 3.57 The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer
0.957 3.62 Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh
0.955 3.86 Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz
0.953 3.95 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
0.952 3.72 The No. 1 Ladiesʼ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
0.951 3.2 The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist
0.949 4.05 Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
0.946 3.27 The Fly on the Wall by Tony Hillerman
0.944 3.61 Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
0.943 3.98 The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
0.942 3.68 The Secrets of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh
0.941 3.87 I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: Stories by Harlan Ellison
0.94 4.11 The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
0.939 4.06 The Secret History by Donna Tartt
0.938 3.97 Stones From The River by Ursula Hegi
0.937 3.97 Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd
0.935 4.23 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
0.93 3.57 Don't Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C. Davis
0.93 3.32 Between Time and Timbuktu Or Prometheus 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
0.93 4.08 Inferno by Dante Alighieri
0.93 3.75 Slapstick, or, Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut
0.928 3.67 The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
0.927 4 Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
0.926 3.92 The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
0.925 3.64 Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
0.925 4.22 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
0.921 3.97 Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
0.919 4.19 The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
0.918 3.62 Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
0.918 4.11 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
0.915 3.99 Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
0.915 3.78 Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
0.914 3.99 Animal Farm by George Orwell
0.914 3.8 The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
0.914 3.72 The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
0.913 4.09 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
0.912 4.02 Papillon by Henri Charrière
0.911 3.97 The Terror by Dan Simmons
0.911 3.97 The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W. Tuchman
0.911 3.79 Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg
0.911 3.86 The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
0.91 4.15 The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham
0.909 4.14 Guardians of the Galaxy [2014 film] by James Gunn
0.908 3.8 Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut
0.908 3.51 'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
0.908 4.27 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
0.906 3.96 Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by John G. Neihardt
0.905 4.11 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
0.904 3.61 Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman
0.904 3.74 The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels
0.904 3.9 The Story of English by Robert McCrum
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
0.904 3.93 Notes from a Small Island / Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson
0.903 3.65 The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
0.902 4.22 Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
0.901 4 Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
0.901 3.55 The Secret Language of Symbols by David Fontana
0.9 3.74 Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
0.899 3.87 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
0.898 3.79 Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
0.897 4.12 The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
0.897 3.63 The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson
0.896 4.11 In an Instant by Suzanne Redfearn
0.896 3.6 The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James
0.894 3.8 The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh
0.893 4.08 The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
0.893 4.15 The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
0.891 3.85 Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen
0.89 3.59 Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut
0.89 3.93 The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
0.889 3.58 Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour by Barbara W. Tuchman
0.889 3.95 The Alienist by Caleb Carr
0.888 3.67 God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut
0.888 3.82 Jij zegt het by Connie Palmen
0.887 4.18 Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
0.887 3.73 Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
0.886 4.04 The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
0.886 3.78 Bite Me by Christopher Moore
0.886 3.67 Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
0.882 3.68 Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson
0.88 3.76 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
0.88 3.92 Joan of Arc: In her own words by Joan of Arc
0.878 3.7 Pines by Blake Crouch
0.878 3.62 The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
0.877 3.93 Post Office by Charles Bukowski
0.876 3.67 I, Me, Mine by George Harrison
0.873 4.08 The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
0.872 4.1 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens
0.871 4 Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
0.868 3.54 The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman
0.868 3.72 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut
0.867 4.2 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
0.867 3.82 The Opposite of Fate: a book of musings by Amy Tan
0.867 3.93 The Joe Leaphorn Mysteries: The Blessing Way/Dance Hall of the Dead/Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman
0.867 4.27 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.866 4 The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
0.866 3.5 What If? The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been by Robert Cowley
0.866 4.17 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
0.866 4.11 Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
0.864 4.26 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire
0.863 3.85 The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.861 4.11 Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays by Joan Didion
0.858 3.73 Rembrandt, 1606-1669: The Mystery of the Revealed Form by Michael Bockemühl
0.858 4.12 Canary in a Cat House by Kurt Vonnegut
0.857 3.89 Aimée & Jaguar by Erica Fischer
0.856 4.25 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
0.856 4.21 Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank
0.856 3.75 Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
0.856 3.79 Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman
0.855 3.77 The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
0.855 3.88 The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
0.855 4.07 We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
0.854 3.64 Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut
0.854 4.37 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.854 4.04 Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.851 3.64 The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann
0.85 4.2 The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia
0.85 4.2 Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
0.849 4 The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
0.848 3.83 The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
0.848 4.28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.846 4.38 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
0.846 3.79 The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity by Mark Vonnegut
0.845 4.32 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
0.844 3.73 Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
0.844 4.04 Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
0.844 3.55 Echoes in the Darkness by Joseph Wambaugh
0.844 4.13 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
0.843 4.02 Hiroshima: A New Edition with a Final Chapter Written Forty Years after the Explosion by John Hersey
0.843 4.12 Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
0.842 3.83 The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
0.842 4.11 Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery
0.841 3.82 Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
0.84 3.68 Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman
0.838 3.65 Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
0.838 4.1 The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
0.837 3.93 Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins
0.836 4.1 Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak by Jean Hatzfeld
0.836 4.28 The Stand by Stephen King
0.833 4.18 Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
0.831 4.18 A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
0.83 3.82 A River Sutra by Gita Mehta
0.829 4.18 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
0.829 3.23 Andy Warhol, 1928-1987: Commerce Into Art (Basic Art) by Klaus Honnef
0.828 3.77 Notes from a Big Country: A Selection by Bill Bryson
0.826 4.22 Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
0.825 4.25 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
0.825 4.27 A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
0.824 4.45 Paintings in the Louvre by Lawrence Gowing
0.823 3.51 Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
0.823 3.81 Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson
0.823 3.9 Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
0.822 4.12 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017 film] by James Gunn
0.821 4.04 The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
0.821 3.92 Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders
0.821 4.36 The New Oxford American Dictionary by Oxford University Press
0.82 4.15 A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
0.82 4.01 Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
0.82 4.29 Princess Mononoke [1997 film] by Hayao Miyazaki
0.82 3.87 The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
0.819 3.83 Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
0.818 3.96 First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
0.818 4.01 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
0.816 3.82 The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh
0.813 4.28 Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
0.811 4.08 Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden
0.811 4.31 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
0.811 4.39 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
0.81 3.89 Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake
0.809 4.26 All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
0.809 3.7 Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill
0.809 4.03 Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple by Deborah Layton
0.806 3.8 The Abominable Man by Maj Sjöwall
0.806 3.87 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
0.803 3.84 A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
0.803 4.29 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
0.803 4.08 Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
0.802 4.27 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
0.801 4.1 Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
0.801 3.85 The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
0.801 4.24 I, Claudius by Robert Graves
0.8 3.8 The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman
0.798 3.69 Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream by Carson Vaughan
0.797 3.56 Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism by Bruce Cole
0.797 3.93 In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
0.797 4.22 The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot
0.795 3.98 In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
0.795 3.95 All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® by Jonathan Abrams
0.793 4.36 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.793 3.85 The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
0.79 3.94 The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas
0.788 4.2 The Boat by Lothar-Günther Buchheim
0.785 3.81 The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman
0.784 4.36 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
0.784 4.14 Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore
0.782 4.2 A History of Art by H. W. Janson
0.78 3.85 Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
0.78 4.52 The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.778 3.7 Talking God by Tony Hillerman
0.777 4.13 Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
0.777 3.92 The Alice B.Toklas Cookbook by Alice B. Toklas
0.776 4.25 Every Living Thing by James Herriot
0.776 3.8 Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives) by Bill Bryson
0.773 3.92 The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
0.771 3.86 Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman
0.77 4.21 Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love by David Talbot
0.769 4.28 All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
0.769 4.4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.764 4.16 The Atlas of Languages: The Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World by Bernard Comrie
0.76 3.59 Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut
0.757 3.85 Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy
0.754 3.6 Unsinkable: A Memoir by Debbie Reynolds
0.753 3.31 Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
0.751 4.16 The Mayor of Castro Street : The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts
0.75 4.02 Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur
0.747 3.83 The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
0.746 3.95 One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde
0.745 4.26 Sister Wendy's Story of Painting by Wendy Beckett
0.745 3.98 The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
0.742 3.8 People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman
0.742 4.32 Anne Frank: The Biography by Melissa Müller
0.74 4.15 Little by Edward Carey
0.74 3.99 The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
0.74 3.9 Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut by William Rodney Allen
0.739 3.84 The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman
0.737 3.92 Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
0.735 4.41 I'm Just Here for More Food : Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking by Alton Brown
0.734 4.04 The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914 by Barbara W. Tuchman
0.731 3.9 The Harvest Gypsies by John Steinbeck
0.731 4.18 Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
0.729 3.99 The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde
0.728 3.83 The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman
0.728 4.04 The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup
0.726 4.06 The Discontinuity Guide by Paul Cornell
0.718 4.09 The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde
0.717 4.11 The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
0.697 4.02 The Railway Man by Eric Lomax
0.695 4.38 Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
0.695 4.59 Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
0.686 4.42 We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
0.678 4.43 They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
0.667 3.73 Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff
0.667 4.39 My Neighbor Totoro [1988 Film] by Hayao Miyazaki
0.656 4.45 Lives of the Saints by Hugo Hoever
0.654 4.43 The Mueller Report by Robert S. Mueller, III
0.648 4.3 War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow
0.626 3.88 The Son and Heir by Alexander Münninghoff
0.601 4.52 The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America's Most Trusted Cooking Magazine by Editors at Cook's Illustrated Magazine
0.599 4.4 Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People by Tim Reiterman
0.576 3.96 And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life by Charles J. Shields
0.561 4.1 If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America by Jon Sopel
0.549 4.65 Ansel Adams at 100 by Ansel Adams