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"The Dice Man" by Luke Rhinehart (541 pages, start reading early!)

  • Jun 6, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Member's house/apartment

In 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.

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  • Andrea L.

    Running late but will be there!

    June 6, 2014

  • Page

    I'm heading out of town Friday night so I can't make this anymore- see you all next month!

    June 2, 2014

    • VanessaHernandez

      Page, still interested in attending Arlington Million? Send me an email if so [masked]. Hope all is well!

      June 5, 2014

  • VanessaHernandez

    Apologies galore, I cannot make this meeting. I have much regret because last one was a blast, hope to make next month! Cheers,

    June 5, 2014

  • Keith B.

    I am sorry all. I may have to leave the group. My hours at work have changed. I work second shift now :-(.

    June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummed that I have to miss this one : (

    June 2, 2014

  • Gabe

    My $0.32 copy from amazon just showed up today! :)

    April 15, 2014

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