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Later, in a restaurant by the frozen lake, I ask if the description of Luke that opens the novel is him: Ultimately, being the poor person I was amI could only afford to buy one real book after the purchase. Women are always gagging for it, aren’t they? It is a bit silly but it’s a ton of fun and for it’s length it’s pretty breezy.

Some of the events that the dice are used for are really uncomfortable. Therefore, it makes much more sense to instead encourage people to dedicate themselves to chance, since chance is reliably unreliable.

In a deep funk one night, Rhinehart decides to roll a die to determine whether he should rape the wife of one of his good friends. It was written in and you can really tell. The woman quickly consents, but — obviously — many people are going to find this to be very offensive.

The Dice Man

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. They fired him at work? What stopped me from loving this was that at times I found it incredibly dull. He was eight or nine at the time.


Ann was pregnant with their youngest son, and developed hepatitis. I can feel it all through the house. Mar 15, Ensiform rated it did not like it Shelves: Should be interesting to see how it holds up.

I have got a degree in psychology and therefore I can’t blame my dislike of The Dice Man on ‘not getting it’ not that you need a degree in psychology to understand the concept of the book.

Diamond Publishing Group Ltd. Because rbinehart you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. They begin an affair, which The basic plot of The Dice Man is simple. I’d been told fhinehart this bit, but I’d always assumed it was further along in the book, something dark and disturbing which he builds up to.

This book is so badly written that it only attains one thing – it holds the prize for the greatest discrepancy between quality of the idea vs.

Email required Address never made public. It’s funny in places, but not funny enough to stretch over pages.

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Is this rating based on my increased maturity or simply a role of the die? It is enjoyable as just this, but becomes even more interesting if you’re familiar with the ideas of Luek View all 16 comments.

Aug 27, Liz rated it did not like lkue Shelves: He shows me an excerpt from his diary, dated 10 Junewritten in Mallorca: His first attempt at fiction was about a young boy who is locked up in a psychiatric institution because he thinks he is Jesus Christ.

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. Everyone should try it! As a boy, he was shy and compliant, and began to use the dice at At the end of my stay, I ask Cockcroft again about his father. He’s saying that, once you admit that these things sometimes just happen, you feel a sense of liberation.


More detailed review to follow You are commenting using your Twitter account. It’s not exactly a highly sophisticated or well-structured narrative, but it certainly is a compelling one that retains a progressive structure despite everything and there’s a lot working against it.

My feelings are best summarised by these quote from one of rhinshart characters in the book: However, good books aren’t always about things we’re necessarily comfortable with, and I’m very happy that I got over my initial hesitation and continued reading. 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. Two months ago I hauled it back with me to New York from California, and I finally got around to starting it last week.

After I finished writing Jesus Invades George, it was our favourite novel. It did badly in America, partly, Cockcroft thinks, because lyke a cover jacket featuring a naked woman lying on a bed. Cockcroft is very tall and lean, his face weather-beaten from years of sailing and working in the garden. This site uses cookies. For other uses, see Diceman disambiguation. I even met him once, in a hotel bar in London 10 years ago. Slowly, he tells me the facts of his biography.

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