Controversial Books for zdrazil

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
1.301 3.72 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1.221 3.9 Laws of Form by G. Spencer-Brown
1.199 3.21 Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant
1.165 3.53 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.142 3.69 Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.14 3.99 A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
1.139 3.92 The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
1.134 3.59 Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
1.125 3.64 The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk! by Al Ries
1.118 3.84 The New Organon by Francis Bacon
1.105 3.93 The Joy of Clojure: Thinking the Clojure Way by Michael Fogus
1.096 3.31 Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System by Leo Babauta
1.09 3.64 Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
1.074 3.54 Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
1.07 3.14 Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, And Get Paid For It, 2nd Edition by Mel Helitzer
1.064 3.66 The Cartoon Guide to Statistics by Larry Gonick
1.064 3.77 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.061 3.76 Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
1.055 3.82 Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
1.05 3.62 Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose
1.048 3.75 User Interface Design for Programmers by Joel Spolsky
1.046 3.39 The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries
1.035 3.58 The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington
1.035 3.48 The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist by Frederick P. Brooks
1.034 3.77 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.026 3.67 Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi
1.024 3.83 Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.016 3.81 The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man by Marshall McLuhan
1.016 3.72 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
1.015 3.9 The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
1.01 3.25 The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption by Clay A. Johnson
1.01 3.89 Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation by Jez Humble
1.007 4.11 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
1.007 3.5 The Craftsman by Richard Sennett
1.003 3.94 How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
0.994 4.12 Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
0.993 3.78 Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design by Michael J. Hernandez
0.992 3.78 Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson
0.991 3.64 Implementation Patterns by Kent Beck
0.991 3.86 Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven C. Hayes
0.985 3.81 The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living by Russ Harris
0.984 3.9 Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson
0.978 3.44 Inside Steve's Brain by Leander Kahney
0.978 3.92 Valis by Philip K. Dick
0.973 3.83 The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects by Marshall McLuhan
0.972 3.73 The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus Into Your Life by Thomas M. Sterner
0.97 3.83 Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design by Brett D. McLaughlin
0.969 3.99 How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by George Pólya
0.968 4.16 The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
0.968 3.72 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.967 4.05 Building Microservices by Sam Newman
0.963 3.76 The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank
0.962 3.75 SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham
0.959 3.76 One Up On Wall Street : How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market by Peter Lynch
0.958 4.16 Engineering Mathematics by Kenneth Arthur Stroud
0.958 3.89 Blindsight by Peter Watts
0.954 3.78 Ring by Stephen Baxter
0.954 3.74 Patterns of Software: Tales from the Software Community by Richard P. Gabriel
0.949 4.2 Manual: How to Have a Number 1 the Easy Way by Bill Drummond
0.948 4.01 Introduction to the Theory of Computation by Michael Sipser
0.945 3.68 Show Stopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft by G. Pascal Zachary
0.944 3.69 UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language by Martin Fowler
0.94 3.8 Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
0.937 4.01 Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality by Brad Warner
0.936 3.92 Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
0.935 4.23 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
0.935 3.99 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
0.935 3.95 The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design by Marty Neumeier
0.935 3.8 The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development by Chad Fowler
0.934 3.9 Discrete Mathematics with Applications by Susanna S. Epp
0.933 3.77 Syrup by Maxx Barry
0.931 3.98 Ways of Seeing by John Berger
0.931 3.9 The 50th Law by 50 Cent
0.929 4.11 Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by Tom DeMarco
0.928 4.09 The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
0.928 3.9 Permutation City by Greg Egan
0.926 3.51 Ship of Fools by Richard Paul Russo
0.925 4.04 A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B Irvine
0.924 3.99 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
0.923 3.92 The Metamorphosis and Other Stories [Barnes & Noble Classics] by Franz Kafka
0.922 3.94 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
0.921 4.19 The Little Schemer by Daniel P. Friedman
0.918 4.07 American Gods by Neil Gaiman
0.917 3.95 Against Method by Paul Feyerabend
0.912 4.2 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
0.911 3.64 The Wish List by Eoin Colfer
0.911 3.94 Salem's Lot by Stephen King
0.911 3.67 The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore
0.91 3.88 Modern Operating Systems by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
0.91 4.09 The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan
0.909 3.44 Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think by Andy Oram
0.906 4.23 Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software by Eric Evans
0.906 3.84 The Mist by Stephen King
0.906 4.17 Anathem by Neal Stephenson
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
0.902 3.96 The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim
0.902 4.21 Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
0.9 3.83 Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
0.9 3.79 Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
0.899 3.93 Mythology by Edith Hamilton
0.899 4.26 Illuminations: Essays and Reflections by Walter Benjamin
0.898 3.97 A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
0.898 3.9 Thousandth Night and Minla's Flowers by Alastair Reynolds
0.897 4.32 Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software by Michael T. Nygard
0.895 3.67 iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business by Jeffrey S. Young
0.892 4.11 The Art of UNIX Programming by Eric S. Raymond
0.891 3.87 Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
0.891 3.96 Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
0.889 3.86 How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco
0.888 3.78 UNIX Power Tools, 2nd Edition by Jerry Peek
0.887 4.01 Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide by Eric A. Meyer
0.884 3.3 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts by Kevlin Henney
0.883 4.07 Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability {third edition} by Steve Krug
0.883 3.82 Night Shift by Stephen King
0.881 4.23 Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
0.88 4.12 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
0.88 4.06 The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks
0.879 4.06 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
0.877 3.89 The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
0.876 3.95 Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
0.872 4.07 The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
0.872 3.18 God Hates Us All by Hank Moody
0.871 4.15 Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart J. Russell
0.871 3.96 Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Louis Rosenfeld
0.869 3.81 What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith
0.867 4.22 Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell
0.866 3.81 The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
0.866 4.18 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
0.863 4.12 Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.86 4.12 Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
0.859 3.94 Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene
0.859 4.12 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
0.856 4.25 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
0.855 3.72 Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
0.854 3.95 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
0.854 4.37 The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.854 3.88 The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
0.853 4.23 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.853 3.85 Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
0.85 4.03 Stardust by Neil Gaiman
0.849 4 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
0.848 4.34 Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
0.848 4.28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.847 3.98 I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
0.845 4.19 The Raven [poem] by Edgar Allan Poe
0.844 3.76 Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Ads by Luke Sullivan
0.844 4.19 Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
0.842 3.99 Coders at Work: Reflections of the Craft of Programming by Peter Seibel
0.841 4.2 Head First Design Patterns by Elisabeth Freeman
0.838 4.13 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
0.838 4 Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham
0.834 4.03 Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative by Austin Kleon
0.833 4.22 On Writing by Stephen King
0.832 4 Mythologies by Roland Barthes
0.831 4.2 The Practice of Programming by Brian W. Kernighan
0.831 3.74 Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
0.83 4.2 Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
0.827 4.27 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
0.826 3.94 The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
0.825 4.24 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
0.825 4.02 The Psychology of Computer Programming: Silver Anniversary Edition by Gerald M. Weinberg
0.825 4.14 Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
0.823 4.01 Writing Solid Code: Microsoft's Techniques for Developing Bug-Free C Programs by Steve Maguire
0.823 4.14 The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change by Camille Fournier
0.821 4.22 Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
0.818 4.22 Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
0.816 4.08 The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage by Clifford Stoll
0.81 3.74 The Minority Report [short story] by Philip K. Dick
0.808 4.1 Linux Kernel Development (2nd Edition) by Robert Love
0.807 4 Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian
0.807 4.13 Software Tools by Brian W. Kernighan
0.807 4.24 The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life by Jeff Olson
0.805 4.19 Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley
0.804 4.11 Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming by Peter Van Roy
0.803 3.72 sed & awk by Dale Dougherty
0.803 3.91 Sternenspiel: Roman by Sergej Lukianenko
0.793 4.1 The Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
0.793 4.36 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.792 4.28 Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
0.791 3.95 Object-Oriented Software Construction by Bertrand Meyer
0.79 4.33 Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco
0.788 4.19 Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
0.784 4.36 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
0.783 4.08 Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
0.778 4.15 What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman
0.773 4.3 Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael Feathers
0.769 4.16 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
0.769 4.4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.766 4.19 Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
0.764 4.32 The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt
0.759 4.2 The UNIX Programming Environment by Brian W. Kernighan
0.755 4 The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine by Charles Petzold
0.749 4.43 The Hitchhiker's Trilogy by Douglas Adams
0.747 3.91 Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies by Charles Perrow
0.744 4.18 Telling Lies for Fun and Profit by Lawrence Block
0.742 4.42 The Algorithm Design Manual by Steven S. Skiena
0.733 4.08 How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets by Felix Dennis
0.733 3.99 Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages by Bruce A. Tate
0.723 4.15 JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford
0.721 4.16 The Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert A. Simon
0.717 4.34 Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler
0.714 4.1 Purely Functional Data Structures by Chris Okasaki
0.707 4.18 The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime. by MJ DeMarco
0.701 4.03 Operating Systems: Design and Implementation by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
0.689 4.18 Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices by Robert C. Martin
0.679 4.27 Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss
0.673 3.9 Pro Git by Scott Chacon
0.668 4.12 Programming Clojure by Stuart Halloway
0.665 3.75 The New Turing Omnibus: 66 Excursions in Computer Science by A. K. Dewdney
0.647 4.65 Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson
0.627 4.6 The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles by Noam Nisan
0.553 4.6 Advanced programming in the UNIX environment by W. Richard Stevens
0.467 4.4 Types and Programming Languages by Benjamin C. Pierce
0.444 4.72 Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems by Martin Kleppmann