Controversial Books for ind_ica

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
1.443 1.88 Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard
1.257 3.16 The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey
1.211 3.83 Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann
1.206 4.03 Ulysses by James Joyce
1.198 3.47 Crash by J. G. Ballard
1.16 3.81 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.142 3.44 The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
1.127 4.07 Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
1.12 3.76 Dictée by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
1.091 3.61 Anti-Semite and Jew: An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate by Jean-Paul Sartre
1.09 3.87 To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
1.08 3.89 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.069 3.85 The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.067 3.7 Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
1.062 3.01 Management Basics for Information Professionals, Second Edition by G. Edward Evans
1.059 3.65 Eve's Hollywood by Eve Babitz
1.056 3.6 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
1.049 3.91 Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
1.042 3.74 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
1.033 3.68 The Lover by Marguerite Duras
1.028 3.54 Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
1.024 3.82 Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
1.023 3.8 The Metamorphosis [Bantam Classics] by Franz Kafka
1.02 3.77 Man's Fate by André Malraux
1.014 4 Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
1.013 4.1 House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
1.012 3.67 God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.007 3.94 Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
1.007 3.76 Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
1.005 3.87 Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
1.004 3.89 Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf
1 3.85 Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche
1 3.74 Caligula and Three Other Plays by Albert Camus
0.998 3.96 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0.998 3.81 Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
0.996 4 On the Genealogy of Morality by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.996 4.09 Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle by Vladimir Nabokov
0.994 4.09 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
0.991 3.17 Fanny Hill: Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland
0.989 3.74 Nighty-Nightmare (Bunnicula) by James Howe
0.984 3.95 The Castle by Franz Kafka
0.974 3.97 The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
0.973 3.64 Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
0.971 3.43 She by H. Rider Haggard
0.97 3.84 Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
0.968 4.17 The Elements of Style by William Jr. Strunk
0.957 3.98 The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt by Albert Camus
0.957 3.91 My Ántonia by Willa Cather
0.956 3.47 The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
0.956 4.27 H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America) by H. P. Lovecraft
0.952 3.85 Querelle of Brest by Jean Genet
0.948 4.02 On the Genealogy of Morals / Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.948 4.13 The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
0.948 3.43 Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner
0.947 3.98 Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales (Oxford World's Classics) by Herman Melville
0.947 4.17 The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson
0.941 4.2 History of Madness by Michel Foucault
0.94 4.01 The Trial by Franz Kafka
0.938 3.33 Foundations of Library and Information Science by Richard Rubin
0.938 3.42 The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes by Scott Frost
0.938 3.69 Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
0.937 3.95 The Ethics Of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
0.936 3.95 The Stranger by Albert Camus
0.933 3.99 Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. by Eve Babitz
0.929 3.47 Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
0.927 3.74 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
0.924 3.8 The House of the Dead and Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.921 4.06 Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.921 4.23 Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
0.92 4.2 Middlemarch by George Eliot
0.919 3.87 My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
0.917 3.74 A Pocket Guide to Writing in History by Mary Lynn Rampolla
0.917 3.84 Howliday Inn by James Howe
0.916 3.68 Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome
0.916 3.88 The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
0.916 3.74 Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
0.911 4.14 Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner
0.911 3.89 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / The Girls of Slender Means / The Driver's Seat / The Only Problem by Muriel Spark
0.91 4.17 Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard
0.909 3.98 City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's by Otto Friedrich
0.909 3.81 Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz
0.908 3.98 Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
0.906 3.98 The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk by Edward St. Aubyn
0.906 4.1 The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
0.904 3.24 The Organization of Information by Arlene G. Taylor
0.901 3.81 Despair by Vladimir Nabokov
0.899 4.26 Illuminations: Essays and Reflections by Walter Benjamin
0.896 3.73 Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
0.896 3.95 The Plague by Albert Camus
0.895 4.02 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
0.894 3.96 Dracula by Bram Stoker
0.894 3.89 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
0.893 3.84 The Wall: Stories by Jean-Paul Sartre
0.893 3.95 Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
0.893 3.77 Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
0.888 3.88 O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
0.887 4.15 Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend by Thomas Mann
0.885 4.12 A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
0.883 4.1 Genet by Edmund White
0.883 3.73 Summer by Edith Wharton
0.881 4.26 Dune by Frank Herbert
0.876 4.09 The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
0.852 4.37 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.852 4.36 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
0.841 3.64 Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
0.839 4.36 A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
0.834 3.97 The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley
0.832 3.94 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
0.832 4.02 Mythologies by Roland Barthes
0.832 3.95 The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley
0.829 3.92 Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
0.827 4.24 My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
0.827 4.26 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
0.821 4.13 National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms by Gary H. Lincoff
0.818 4.24 Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain
0.818 3.73 What is Literature? by Jean-Paul Sartre
0.791 3.93 The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson
0.79 4.28 Stoner by John Williams
0.771 4.32 The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective by Harlan Ellison
0.756 4.45 Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
0.75 3.97 Shadows On The Rock by Willa Cather
0.746 4.52 All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms by David Arora
0.746 4.32 A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
0.735 4.1 The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes
0.732 4.58 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
0.732 4.15 Lulu in Hollywood by Louise Brooks
0.631 4.19 Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood by Karina Longworth