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I will say there are some uncomfortable moments and a lot of sexual moments which will leave some people feeling uneasy but as a whole it was a great book. I re-read this book as preparation for a talk that I’m giving about chance.

It was later revealed as a joke. Thanks, ridiculously long commute!

I found myself laughing much more than I should have been, unable to put the book down for any period of time. Once I started reading I discovered that my friends’ explanation of this book made more sense and appealed more than the book itself does. I’d been told about this bit, but I’d always assumed it was further along in the book, something dark and disturbing hrinehart he builds up to.

The Book of the Die

You know what the war in Vietnam is. It’s a bold opening that would be hard to forget in any instance, but what’s amazing is that Luke R In The Dice Manthe first time the protagonist zzar up the dice to choose what the rest of his life will look like, the moment is given an appropriate amount of weight. Therefore, it makes much more sense to instead encourage people to dedicate themselves to chance, since chance is reliably unreliable.

I found it just Later, he spent some time in a sailboat in the Mediterranean, where he taught English and from there moved to a former Sufi retreat on the edge of a zr in Canaan, New York. Later, he spent some time in a sailboat in the Mediterranean, where he taught English and from there moved to a former Sufi retreat on the edge of a lake in Canaan, New York.

Someday a higher creature will write the almost perfect and honest autobiography: Do I feel uncomfortable calling it ‘not a real rape’ when the woman was clearly reluctant? Published July 29th by Overlook Books first published January 1st The premises of the book is thus: So the night I finished The Dice Man, instead of trying to ascertain a great meaning behind the novel I had just finished, I pulled out my apartment’s Monopoly set and decided what to eat for dinner based on the roll of the die.


Living flows, and the only possible justification of an autobiography is that it happened by chance to be wr Traditional autobiographies wish to help you understand how the adult was “formed.

Unfortunately, the options that Rhinehart assigns to the different sides of the dice are self-destructive and, quite often, inconsiderate and selfish e.

After the half way mark it becomes lukr repetitious. Luke Rhinehrat a pen name if ever I heard zag writes about Dr. It was even her birthday that day and by way of gifts, her many friends xar gifted her with set upon set of rare and unusual dice. She was most certainly The Dice Lady, just as advertised. Oct 25, Charlotte rated it did not like it. Subsequently he received a PhD in psychology, also from Columbia. It didn’t help that the Hmmm, I’m really not sure about this one.

La idea de partida es buena, un personaje que rige toda su vida 1. James rated it it was ok Aug 17, It is a bit What an ingenious idea. Given the way it is depicted in the novel, I would say no, as Arlene does eventually gives consent, even if she doesn’t instigate and calls it a rape along with Luke.

Sep 19, Hannah Eiseman-Renyard rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of the options range from simple choices to killing his son.

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The Dice Man is a good book of ideas. Actually, the book constantly goes on and on about sex don’t be fooled – this did not make it interesting – it was not good, passionate sex!

Lists with This Book. I think the thing that put me off the most was the way it actually trivialised some extremely dispicable behaviours and almost made light of some extremely sensitive subjects. View all 4 comments. I also wonder how different this novel would be if it hadn’t been written in the early 70s.


There were also points of real drama and tension which hooked me, and overall the entire concept was so well adaam out and developed that part of me was continuously stunned by what I was reading through the entirety of the novel, despite its flaws. Feb 10, Myranda rated it it was amazing. The reaction rhineyart reportedly of adan parts intrigue and disgust, and it was at this point he realized it could become a novel.

A firm sense of self, he decides, is a construct created to make an individual stable, ‘sane. The book follows psychologist Luke Rhinehart who one day decides to dedicate his life to a die. It’s a childish, racist, homophobic rant by someone who’s sexually frustrated.

You yawn and look at your watch again. So he goes downstairs to his neighbor, and says he’s going to rape her. To sum up, The Dice Man is entertaining, funny, philosophical and worth the time. And that’s not even including the author himself. For much of the narrative, this increased risk results in comic situations.

The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart

Dec 02, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: May 23, Marvin rated it it was ok. So I read a book to tell me what books to read to be cool. Oct 11, Siobhan rated it really liked it.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At no point in my reading of the Dice Man did I feel it lose its footing. I am born anew at each green fall of the die, and by die-ing, I eliminate my since.