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Summary

The cult classic that can still change your life....  

Let the dice decide! 

When a bored psychologist hands over all of his decisions to chance, making choices on the roll of a die, he transforms his life – and the world. Because when you follow the dice, anything can happen. 

Entertaining, shocking, funny, and frightening – 50 years after its first publication, The Dice Man remains one of the most influential and subversive cult novels of all time.

©2018 Luke Rhinehart (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Touching, ingenious and beautifully comic." (Anthony Burgess)

"Hilarious and well-written...sex always seems to be an option." (Time Out)

"Brilliant...very impressive." (Colin Wilson)

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Dull

Looked forward to listening to this after enjoying the book around 30 years ago. Perhaps I'm older and wiser but this book grates now. Frequent psycho-babble with repeated references to Freud and misogynist in tone. Stereotypical representations of psychiatry. Overall I'm struck by the fact that it hasn't aged well at all.

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It’s a novel, it’s not an autobiography

Overall it’s an interesting novel based around a wacky idea. I liked it but there are some parts that are quite dark and distasteful.

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Cast off.

Read this book a while back, was great definitely give it a listen highly entertaining.

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Glamorises and justifies rape

The first thing the protagonist does by rolling the dice is raping a woman because he's bored/depressed.

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awful

This book tries to be clever, but is overly crude and filled with sexual violence

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Why doesn't it stop after two hours?

This book is interesting up to a point and then you just wish it would finish, it drags on and on.

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  • Jackie
  • 19-09-18

Belaboured and disappointing

Starts off well but after the introduction of the dice life, no new events to the story. Very disappointing. It is as if the book tried to shock but felt like it was falling so short.
If it was possible to give zero stars, I would.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-19

great start

great book, the last 3rd of the book was subpar. concept and plot was great.