Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Dice Man

Some random thoughts on re-reading Luke Rhinehart's book after forty years.
  • Like Stranger in a Strange Land and most of Philip K. Dick's output, this has a very sixties view of women, their sexual inclinations and proclivities. Also far from the truth.
  • The dice philosophy subverts all social relationships. You couldn't run any complex enterprise that way. I think George Cockcroft knows this.
  • The book was much banned. I am still not sure you would permit your wife or servants to read it.
The die made me do it
HT Adrian for parking this literary IED in our midst.