The Dice Man Book Review Summary

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A psychiatrist, disillusioned with life, decides to live his life by the dice. This means choosing some options, throwing a pair of dice and doing exactly what they say! The lead character creates what is effectively a new religion, all based around the dice.
The review of this Book prepared by Nic Sterne

Bod on 9/9/2015 8:44:42 PM says: this book is much more complicated than this, for not only do the dice determine what the dice man does, it also sets others, some of whom are his patients, in what could be called inappropriate situations.
the options are arbitrary, and no cause and effect analysis done, it looks to be that apart from making the corresponding choice presented by the numbers of the dice, that action is then taken.
of course, this places an element of chance, as well as the two ends of a behaviour, too little or too much as the four axis about which we would normally make a decision, instead of using the brain exclusively. its a difficult read, as its too damn scary that there are probably a large amount of people out there who make decisions based on such chance.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Battle with a psychiatrist    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   psychiatrist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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