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Note that there are quite a few pages that document rhineharr events that are not suitable for children, and I am quite sure that many adults will not like to read them either.

As such, it ends in the same spirit in which it was written. The reaction was reportedly of equal parts intrigue and disgust, and it was at this point he realized it could become a novel. If I hadn’t been 15 minutes into an hour long commute to work, I die would have put the book down and frowned a great deal.

Once I started reading I discovered that my friends’ explanation of this book made more sense and appealed more than the book itself does. Rhinehrat sank a catamaran in a storm in the Mediterranean, after Ann had prayed for three nights on deck while he apologised, precipitantly, for drowning their children. This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart — and in some ways changes the world as well.

I then ignored it for three years. Originally read this in and remembered it to be a funny and scathing satire on all the faddish psycho-therapies and theories that inundated the 60s and 70s.


Other books in the series. Someday a higher creature will write the almost perfect and honest autobiography: A man without pattern, without habit, without self, without ego. I never get very unhappy. This despite the fact that the entire draw of the book was to generate a constant flow of insanity.

You’re on a blind date with a dude who isn’t much but he thinks very highly of himself. And on and on and on. Telling the story of Luke Rhinehart as he gives up his choice to the roll of the dice anything and everything seems to happen to him as the book progresses. So that is a question I would not answer. One person found this helpful.

View all 3 comments. The Dice Man has sold more than 2m dixe in multiple languages and is still in print. What to tell his colleague Jake about the lkue with his wife, if anything. I long to meet a dice lawyer.

In particular, they are encouraged to assume that, when they have sex with someone, it’s because they decided to do it, for good reasons that they thought about carefully. This article needs additional citations for verification.

I hate it more now. His grandfather rjinehart the chief justice of the supreme court of Vermont; his great-grandfather was the governor of Vermont; so the creator of The Dice Man was born to New England grandees. It’s an unbelievable, amazingunmoral and sexy story of the diceman.

Like I said — think bloated middle-aged guy at a party.

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Sure, you can have some exciting set pieces and stick them together with a bit of chewing gum and duct tape, but it takes a lot of talent to maintain a sense of momentum from one happening to the next.

He has three children.

This book is a big-assed brick of a novel, and if you’re not charmed and amused by the narrator, or if you’re not into the machismo – yet lack dcie sense of self ie personality or scruples – which the narrator character enthuses about for most of the book, it’s going to be a trudge. 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.

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Nevermind this square life where you don’t rape your neighbours – this dude’s living free!

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But over the course of 45 years, it lule become a famous book, with devoted fans. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Is any of this real?

There is also a description of the cult that starts to develop around the man, and the psychological research he initiates, such as the “Fuck without Fear for Fun and Profit” program.

Now, to continue on with the review! Often in first person, sometimes in third.

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Many of the arguments surrounding the use of the dice were not just flawed but at points frankly terrifying, and it made it hard to want to continue reading. Cockcroft is very tall and lean, his face weather-beaten from years of sailing and working in the rhijehart. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Get to Know Us. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I am astounded at what a let-down this turned out to be. On reading the back of the book I had high hopes – the concept sounded fantastic, really interesting and fun – I thought I’d found a real page-turner.