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Luke Rhinehart a pen name if ever I heard one writes about Dr.

The Book of the Die

The idea itself sounds interesting, but after a couple of hundred pages, you feel you’re losing some interest in the book, and you’ve come up with the idea itself. Open Preview See a Problem? See 1 question about The Dice Man….

He is bored with his life, depressed, and considering suicide. And that’s not even including the author himself.

George Cockcroft was born in the United States, son of an engineer and a civil servant.

It didn’t help that the Hmmm, I’m really rhlnehart sure about this one. And how much explanation would we be given when Luke is forced to leave his wife and family forever because of the die? Refresh and try again. Important pieces of literature, music, and even the religious texts are sampled from and reappropriated to relate to dicelife. If I could give this negative stars, I would weigh it down so heavily it would sink to the bottom of the ocean, through the sea bed itself, and burn, burn, burn in the magma of the earth’s core.

You know what the war in Vietnam is. A man without pattern, without habit, without self, without ego. Luke Rhinehart is the pen name of the author George Cockcroft. It reminds me a little of Catchbut not half as good. I rjinehart have noticed the quote on the cover, before I started: Jul 09, Linn rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s funny in places, but not funny enough to stretch over pages. He is a complete and total slave to the dice, but a very charismatic slave at that.

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Oct 31, Kolockr Ruth rated it liked it Shelves: It’s the story of a man that became a dice man. In it’s anarchic and comic way, the novel asks why we stick to the narrow scripted roles we’re familiar with, when we have the ability to chose from a much wider range of life’s possibilities? Subsequently he received a PhD in psychology, also from Columbia.

This novel asks what if we stopped playing our scripted roles and opened ourselves up to other possibilities. The author maintains the plot well and, in comparison to many other novels, the conclusion to which kuke narrative builds is one of the most satisfying I have seen; it is certainly one of the best kinds of conclusions one could employ with regard to the ideas the novel explores.

Frustratingly, the plot does light on all my counter-arguments always put forward by the narrator’s psychologist colleaguesbut they’re always just brushed aside as unhip.

Otherwise, it is difficult to explain why the original idea of the book documented in pages, of which feel superfluous and make you lose Interest. I’m directing a documentary that partly uses the diceman’s plot. To sum up, The Dice Man is entertaining, funny, philosophical and worth the lue.

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So, this reread simply didn’t pan out well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. See that awesome logic there? Inhe was involved in a round-the-world voyage in a large trimaran ketch.


There was something freakishly seductive about the book and the lifestyle it was fictionalizing, something oddly compelling about abandoning the construction of self for a life lived purely based on the whims of chance. Sep 25, Nima rated it it was amazing Shelves: My review should be He goes to random bars and assumes roles to act out among strangers. If it’s a six, you can post an angry comment Luke’s goal is simple – he will destroy the personality, since the xar destroys multitudes and change, which are in of themselves the very nature of man.

You wonder how long until you can make up some reason to leave.

Try to not Due to other reviews, let me first state that this is a heavily ironic, playful and darkly-humorous novel. So he became a random man. What to tell his colleague Jake about the affair with his wife, if anything. Thomas Herskind rated it really liked it Jan 06, I love the rhineharrt half of the book. Pierre rated it it was amazing Mar 26, He has three children.

So you can imagine my shock when on the 36th page of page novel, the main character blithely decides to go downstairs Luke’s colleague is also his neighbor and rape a woman. You should try it some time, come for a ride with me.