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    DescriptionIn the beginning was Chance, and Chance was with God and Chance was God .... There was a man sent by Chance, whose name was Luke .... And Chance was made flesh ... and he dwelt among us, full of chaos, and falsehood and whim. -- from The Book of the DieSo begins this 1970s classic of sex, drugs, and, of course, dice. Bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart lives with his wife and two children in their "slightly upper, slightly east" apartment in Manhattan. Dissatisfied with both Western and Eastern philosophies, alternately embracing the meaningfulness and meaninglessness of life, Luke's world is forever changed when he finds religion through the simple roll of the die and is "stunned and converted -- as only the utterly bored can be".Let the dice decide! This is the only path to liberation and truth for Dr. Rhinehart and his patients. It seems sex is always an option as they roll their way through therapy sessions, relationships, parenting -- even a mental institution breakout. Luke spreads his new religion with a hilarious combination of evangelical fervor and moral depravity, turning his life -- and in some ways the world -- on its ear. Because once you hand your life over to the dice, anything can happen.A rollicking good read and an irreverent parody of American psychoanalytical culture, The Dice Man is entertaining, humorous, shocking, and subversive -- one of the international cult bestsellers of our time."Luke Rhinehart and The Dice Man have launched a psychiatric revolution". -- The Sunday Telegraph (London)"Witty...reckless...clever, a caper at the edge of nihilism". -- Life magazine"Weird, hilarious...an outlandishly enjoyable book". -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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    Title
    Dice Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luke Rhineheart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 324
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 327 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780879518646
    ISBN 10: 0879518642
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3568.H5 D54 1998
    Publisher
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    31 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York