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The Dice Man [Luke Rhinehart] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The cult classic that can still change your life! Let the dice decide! This is. The Dice Man is seemingly an autobiography, narrated by a bored, clever New York psychiatrist, Luke Rhinehart. He is a nerd run mad. INVASION is Luke Rhinehart’s most original, entertaining and controversial novel since THE DICE MAN. A very funny Sci-Fi adventure story, a fierce political.

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Try to not get too offended and feel like you need to salve your perceived ideological wounds with personal insults directed toward the author: It was the Goddam sense of having a self. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This novel asks what if we stopped playing our scripted roles and opened ourselves up to other possibilities.

Feb 10, Myranda rated it it was amazing. He picks up the card, and it is, indeed, a one! Yes, if you decide to assign random actions to different sides of dice and throw them – you will by your own made up rules have to go do the thing it lands on.

Does the the term and how liberally it is used in the novel still bother me? What can I say? If I hadn’t been 15 minutes into an hour long commute to work, I probably would have put the book down and frowned a great deal. I made him a much bigger man. I wanted okay, fine – want to be a cool kid, and that meant means reading more obscure – but good – books than anyone else. In his eyes the dice will liberate mankind And though in itself this is quite an interesting find, The book is just too long and has too much sex for my taste I would have preferred it shorter and a bit more chaste.

More detailed review to follow But Luke Rhinehart does not exist: His sex life is awesome. Avoid at all costs – a cliche-ridden piece of badly scrawled trash.

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Of course, if you take it at face value, and luek that you really should make all your decisions randomly, your life will rapidly collapse around you.

I am born anew at each green fall of the die, and by die-ing, I eliminate my since. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. You know what the war in Vietnam is.

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Thanks for rhiehart us about the problem. For those who like edgy books, this one is difficult to top. Luke Rhinehart is a perfectly dull psychiatrist living in New York City.

The novel is presented as an autobiography which is being written because the dice ordered Rhinehart to write one exactlywords in length, obviously. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This one is a lot of fun. Saw nothing, heard nothing, felt nothing.

The Dice Man

He goes to random bars and assumes roles to act out among strangers. I am pretty sure 37v2 has used this method of decision-making for years, whereas others posit 40v2 and chaos theory. When he wants something, he shouts for his wife, Ann.

It wanders all over the place. People are generally brought up to believe that they are in control of their lives. Lyke the story of a man that became a dice man. Sep 23, Simon Fay rated it it was amazing Shelves: The people I recommend it to are those with unconventional philosophies abou The reason why people are disappointed after reading this book must or might be because it’s starting a bit slow; you probably won’t get completely hooked until somewhere in, or after, the middle.

It explores the central idea in interesting and surprising ways. If it was odd, he told himself, he would offer them a lift.

What stopped me from loving this was that at times I found it incredibly dull. I never get very unhappy. Sexual liberation was a big thing in the pre-AIDS days yet the author’s sex scenes are for the most part, dull which equates it with the other big potboiler-disquised-as-wisdom book of the era, The Harrad Experiment. I love the concept and the central idea behind “The Dice Man”. This book will change your life if you follow it!


But it did better in Europe, particularly in England, Sweden, Denmark and now Spain, where it was for a time the most requested library book in Th universities.

The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart

He discouraged any questions about his real self, and people rarely asked. The author maintains the plot well and, in comparison to many other novels, the conclusion to which the narrative builds is one of the most satisfying I have seen; it is certainly one of the best kinds of conclusions one could employ rinehart regard to the ideas the novel explores.

At times, Cockcroft asks the reader to consider how our patterns both define and limit our lives. There was something freakishly seductive about the book and the lifestyle it was fictionalizing, something oddly compelling about abandoning the construction of ghe for a life lived purely lke on the whims of chance.

This is one of those cult classics that you really do need to read. Refresh and try again. Many of these decisions result in him having various kinds of sex that lukf wouldn’t otherwise have had. Sometimes it is even a transcript or dramatisation of events Luke Rhinehart is not privy to.

Feb 03, Peter rated it did not like it.

Other characters take a back seat to Luke and his dice. In fact I’m surprised no one thought of this earlier. The reaction was reportedly of equal parts intrigue and disgust, and it was at this point he realized it could become a novel.