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I wanted okay, fine – want to be a cool kid, and that meant means reading more obscure – but good – books than anyone else.

You aren’t completely in control, and external circumstances are sometimes more important than your will and your judgment; you might as well accept it. It did badly in America, partly, Cockcroft thinks, because of a cover jacket featuring a naked woman lying on a bed. His very first one is “if this die is a one, I’ll go rape my neighbour. 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 rhinehzrt I would have preferred it shorter and a bit more chaste.

Didn’t help that it got more misogynous and increased the stupidity of metaphors. After the half way mark it becomes rather repetitious. Slowly, he tells me the facts of his biography.

The worst thing about it is that you can tell the author is enamored by his main character, who is a narcissistic imbecile. In it’s anarchic and comic lume, 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 dlce range of life’s possib The Dice Man is a book I’d heard about and was happy to read when it was suggested for book club.


He spent his money, and earned more.

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Aug 27, Liz rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s a bold opening that mna be hard to forget in any instance, but what’s amazing is that Luke Rhinehart succeeds in creating a story that actually lu,e up to this moment. But we can expect no better from him. Especially since it becomes clear that we’re not supposed to find the act all that despicable. It is a bit What an ingenious idea. It was later revealed as a joke.

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

Cockcroft avoided the draft to Korea because he had varicose veins: Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive, The Dice Man is one of the cult bestsellers of our The cult classic that can still change your life Once I started reading I discovered that my friends’ explanation of this book made more sense and appealed more than the book itself does. It was written in and you can really tell.

The iron mesh must form about inch wide squares, thick enough to prevent flying objects from entering and smashing the screen but letting people still see the TV screen although with a waffle-griddle effect. Often in first person, sometimes in third. The storyline doesn’t flow well, forget about characterisation, and Dic found it difficult to maintain any interest.


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tue There were a good few things I liked about this book. Her paintings fill the house. I re-read this book as preparation for a talk that I’m giving about chance. Living flows, and the only possible justification of ulke autobiography is that it happened by chance to be written – like this one. A lot of it coupled with letters from fans makes it feel a tad masturbatory.

The writing was also incredibly cutting and unique and there was an amazing sense of voice despite the fact that I loathed the main character. He abandoned it after 80 pages, but one chapter featured a psychiatrist called Dr Luke Rhinehart.

He and Ann travelled for years, often on boats; they smoked marijuana. He discouraged any questions about his real self, and people rarely asked.

Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills.

The dice make him tell his patients what he thinks of them my favourite dice decision. There were some exciting ideas in the air but also a lot of scams.