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Publisher's 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

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

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

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

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The morals of chaos

Fascinating social experiment, and dialogue around the validity of our personal preference and identity.

How do we allow ALL OF OURSELVES into our life!?!

I felt some of the writing revealed an adolescent excitement in describing breasts and vaginas, I felt the development of the testing centres could have been given more focus than the sexual exploits.

But overall a fascinating concept.

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rolls dice

the dice suggested that I don't write a review rather I talk about my cat Skittles. Skittles is a black domestic house cat that prefers to spend his morning sleeping in the sun at the little play area I built for him at the side of my house. in the afternoon he come in, eating some of his cat biscuits which he prefers to wet food then usually spends the evening s sitting in a chair next to me while I watch Netflix. he likes playing with string and sharpening his claws in my couch even though I'm sure he knows it's wrong. I love the little guy today although yesterday the dice told me to hate him and I chased him around the house with a rubber chicken which the dice decided to call Frank...

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  • 23-09-2019

great start

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

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  • Jackie
  • 19-09-2018

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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  • Mr. G. Booth
  • 20-11-2018

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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  • Mr. G. COLLINS
  • 05-11-2020

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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  • mark
  • 08-09-2020

Cast off.

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-2020

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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  • Helen booth-smith
  • 06-03-2019

awful

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

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  • MR A WILSON
  • 10-12-2018

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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