The Book of the Die by Luke Rhinehart

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With his cult classic The Dice Man, Luke Rhinehart offered the world a provocative antidote to dilemmas of choice and modern ennui: dice living-making life-changing decisions on a roll of the dice. Now, with his fiction inspiring devotees of the die around the world, Rhinehart has written The Book of the Die-a bible and manual for the dice life. Rhinehart asks: If you're bored, why not roll the dice and-whether it's a change of locale, wardrobe or career-be liberated by chance?

The Book of the Die is both an invaluable companion for anyone who has ever thought about letting chance call the shots and a more than just amusing read for those who are curious. As he muses wryly on a life of dicing, Rhinehart turns conventional notions of modern living on their head with remarkable comic eloquence, moving swiftly through parables, parodies and dialogues that keep the book as unpredictable as a tumble of the dice. Challenging, clever and always startling, The Book of the Die includes practical instructions for dice living, daring readers to shake up their lives and take chances they never would have imagined. Is this the ultimate risk? Or is it a practical way to deal with the staggering life decisions we all face?

"A blackly comic amusement park of a book, replete with vertiginous roller coaster rides of the spirit, feverish omnisexual trios through the tunnel of love, and crazy images reflected in the distorting funhouse mirrors of the mind." (Time)

"A fine piece of fiction . . . touching, ingenious and beautifully comic." (Anthony Burgess)

About Luke Rhinehart

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Luke Rhinehart is the international bestselling author of five novels: The Dice Man, Matari, Long Voyage Back, Adventures of Wim, and Search for the Dice Man.
Published August 21, 2000 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Luke Rhinehart's The Book of the Die: A Handbook of Dice Living features ancient proverbs, quotations from Asian philosophers, biblical parables and his own Eastern-influenced sketches and aphorisms, all championing a spontaneous, impulsive lifestyle ruled at least in part by chance rather t...

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