Controversial Books for littyhoops

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
1.301 3.73 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1.213 3.56 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.182 3.86 The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
1.165 3.53 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.162 3.31 The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
1.16 3.81 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.153 3.52 Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
1.136 3.56 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
1.134 3.61 Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
1.13 3.25 Last Go Round: A Real Western by Ken Kesey
1.128 3.8 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.122 3.58 Anthem by Ayn Rand
1.114 3.65 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.113 3.65 A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius and Mistakes We Knew We Were Making by Dave Eggers
1.104 3.81 We the Living by Ayn Rand
1.102 3.41 I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
1.102 3.71 American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
1.097 3.67 The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.095 3.7 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
1.092 3.83 Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.091 3.58 A Separate Peace by John Knowles
1.09 3.64 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
1.084 3.24 Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle by John Rolfe
1.082 3.81 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
1.075 3.83 Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.074 3.59 Rabbit, Run by John Updike
1.065 3.75 The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.064 3.78 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.055 3.68 The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen
1.048 3.44 Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch
1.043 3.71 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1.039 3.48 Bushworld by Maureen Dowd
1.034 3.77 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.031 3.62 Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
1.03 3.86 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.026 3.57 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
1.024 3.69 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
1.022 3.86 Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
1.022 3.59 You Shall Know Our Velocity! {Vintage} by Dave Eggers
1.021 3.54 Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman
1.021 3.48 Ravelstein by Saul Bellow
1.016 3.14 Bleachers by John Grisham
1.007 4.1 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
1.007 3.95 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Norton Critical Edition, 3rd ed.] by Mark Twain
1.005 3.63 The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff
1.004 4.13 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
1.001 3.17 The Tesseract by Alex Garland
0.999 3.91 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
0.996 3.74 A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
0.991 2.96 Closing Time by Joseph Heller
0.984 3.97 Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
0.984 3.54 Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
0.978 3.54 Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
0.978 3.96 Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.975 3.44 To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
0.97 3.89 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
0.97 3.59 This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
0.967 3.69 A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
0.966 3.92 American Pastoral by Philip Roth
0.963 3.99 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins
0.963 3.82 The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
0.962 3.93 For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
0.96 3.84 The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer
0.959 3.16 The Coma by Alex Garland
0.958 3.74 Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback by George Plimpton
0.956 3.81 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
0.954 3.87 The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
0.949 3.52 Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford
0.948 3.53 The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis
0.948 3.83 A Time to Kill by John Grisham
0.947 3.65 The Natural by Bernard Malamud
0.944 3.77 The Beach by Alex Garland
0.943 4.06 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
0.942 4.02 Trinity by Leon Uris
0.94 4.08 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
0.937 3.73 Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman
0.936 4.25 A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
0.936 3.95 The Stranger by Albert Camus
0.93 4.08 Inferno by Dante Alighieri
0.929 3.83 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
0.927 4 Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
0.927 3.74 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
0.921 4.06 Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.918 4.11 Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
0.918 3.58 The Partner by John Grisham
0.917 4.08 The World According to Garp by John Irving
0.915 3.89 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
0.913 4.07 Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
0.911 3.99 Notes from Underground / The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.91 4.25 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.909 3.86 The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
0.906 4.04 Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
0.902 3.69 Dot.con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era by John Cassidy
0.902 4.19 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
0.901 3.83 A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia Nasar
0.897 4.2 Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
0.896 3.19 The Imaginary Girlfriend by John Irving
0.892 3.84 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
0.889 3.73 The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
0.887 4.12 The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.886 3.67 Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
0.88 4.2 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
0.878 4.21 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
0.878 3.83 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
0.877 4 Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella
0.873 3.71 A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
0.872 3.86 The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
0.869 3.78 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
0.869 4.19 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
0.867 4.08 Exodus by Leon Uris
0.866 4.03 Mila 18 by Leon Uris
0.865 3.85 Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy by Jane Leavy
0.859 3.92 Battle Cry by Leon Uris
0.858 4.04 Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by Buzz Bissinger
0.855 3.77 The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowiecki
0.854 3.83 QB VII by Leon Uris
0.853 3.95 Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.852 4.38 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.851 4.04 A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
0.849 4.14 Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
0.846 4.38 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
0.845 3.85 Shosha by Isaac Bashevis Singer
0.843 4.04 A March to Madness: A View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference by John Feinstein
0.842 4.01 Naked by David Sedaris
0.842 3.75 I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story by Hank Aaron
0.841 3.97 Summer of '49 by David Halberstam
0.841 4.16 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
0.835 3.69 Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich
0.832 4.16 Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
0.831 4.18 A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
0.83 4.28 Night by Elie Wiesel
0.827 4.27 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
0.823 4.2 The Truce by Primo Levi
0.82 4 Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
0.817 3.8 Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman by Bill Zehme
0.816 3.71 Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas by Chuck Klosterman
0.806 3.86 The Magic Barrel: Stories by Bernard Malamud
0.803 4 Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
0.799 4.19 Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
0.799 3.4 The Pump House Gang by Tom Wolfe
0.798 4.11 In My Father's Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer
0.794 4.31 If This Is a Man by Primo Levi
0.788 4.13 The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball by John Feinstein
0.786 4.03 The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams by Darcy Frey
0.778 3.92 A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour by John Feinstein
0.777 4 When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
0.769 4.1 The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
0.763 3.68 NUTS! : Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success by Kevin Freiberg
0.756 4.09 Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues by Jim Bouton
0.746 4.21 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
0.616 4.15 The Fab Five: Basketball Trash Talk the American Dream by Mitch Albom