Living by the Dice? (2)

1 Name: Lizzieleaf : 2010-03-21 16:14 ID:1i1H0zlU

So, I just wondered if anyone has read the book 'The Dice Man' by Luke Rhinehart. I just finished it, and while I didn't exactly enjoy it, I found it completely and utterly compelling.

The basic theory for anyone who hasn't read it, is that you come up with a list of options, and roll the dice to determine which one you do. Your every decision lies with the dice. The options get more and more dangerous and dark, leaving you with options of rape, murder, adultery, etc. The dice rules your life. It's like a religion.
The idea is simply stunning, and at the same time, terrifying.

Having said that, I've heard that people actually live this way, after reading this book. I'm actually considering...

Any opinions on the subject?

2 Name: eeyop1428 : 2010-03-22 06:34 ID:eRJYOQey

An interesting way to live your life, it is. I've not read the Dice Man but I've heard of the dice thing. Living by the dice seems fun but I wouldn't let it rule the way you live. That's just a bit silly really. It's like you don't have a mind of your own to make decisions for you, no common sense to avoid doing something which could be stupid. I'd probably use dice as a way to decide for me whatever I can't be bothered to decide to do, OR to play monopoly with. In any case, best to number a decision which you are willing to do, not something like cutting your X off. Woe to you if the dice ever falls on that one.

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