Luke Rhinehart is the sporadically acclaimed author of eight works of
fiction, most notably of a book written centuries ago entitled The Dice Man.
A BBC production once named The Dice Man “one of the fifty most
influential books of the last half of the twentieth century,” but was careful
not to define what that influence might be. The editors of Loaded Magazine, high on some superb grass, honored The Dice Man in 1999 by naming it “the Novel of the Century”.
More recently the book has been cited by the London Telegraph (using only
alcohol) as "one of fifty great cult books of the last fifty years,” and by the Toronto Star (stone sober) as "one of the twenty great novels not yet made into a film".
Interest in Luke’s work has undergone a miraculous rebirth in the last several years and is now at an all-time high. The Dice Man has been published or republished in more than twenty-five countries and is now selling more copies throughout the world than at any time before. In addition, numerous plays, TV series, and documentaries have appeared in the last decade based on or about Luke’s work.
Luke lives sneakily in an old farmhouse in the Berkshires in upstate New York where neighbors know him as the old fart George Cockcroft.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Dice Man books 'influenced'
Sir Richard Branson
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
Read In Search of the Dice Man — When the Independent’s Steve Boggan tried to track down the creator of the cult novel, The Dice Man, he was told the author
had died. And then the plot really thickened ....
An autobiography! Or rather "Our Autobiographies," a book that will tell the stories of some of Luke Rhinehart’s lives, but is far from an ordinary autobiography.
Read When the Yes Man met the DIce Man —
GQ’s Danny Wallace on meeting the Dice Master, Luke Rhinehart
The highy acclaimed
documentary Dice World is now
available on YouTube.
Click here for Part 1
Click here for Part 2
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Here's where you will find links to all of Luke's books
And now, 3 of Luke's books are available as e-books at strangely low prices
(he must have rolled the die):
WHEN THE BOMBS CAME, ONLY THE LUCKY ESCAPED. IN THE HORROR THAT FOLLOWED, ONLY THE STRONG WOULD SURVIVE.
The voyage of the trimaran Vagabond began as a pleasure cruise on the Chesapeake Bay. Then came the War Alert … the unholy glow on the horizon … the terrifying reports of nuclear destruction. In the days that followed, it became clear just how much chaos was still to come. For Captain Neil Loken and his passengers, their shipmates were now the only family they had, the open seas their only sanctuary, their skill and courage all that might get them out alive.
“LONG VOYAGE BACK is a breathtaking adventure, a vivid story of human endurance and the will to live, and thought-provoking entertainment with a horrifyingly timely theme.”
--The Washington Post
THE SEQUEL TO THE DICE MAN:
Young Larry is about to marry his boss's daughter when the FBI shows up wanting to arrest his notorious Diceman father Luke, whose existence Larry has tried to keep hidden. His carefully ordered world crumbles. He needs to find Luke before the FBI can. His search takes him to dice centers, to a new love, to rigging the stock market, to Luke--and to total comic chaos.
WHITE WIND, BLACK RIDER is the most dramatic and moving of Luke Rhinehart’s books. It weaves the exciting tale of three samurai and the beautiful woman they each love, and how their individual virtues trap them in deadly conflict. Oboko, the poet of the wind, a peace-loving student of Zen; Izzi, the lusty, life-loving court poet on his way to serve the great Lord Arishi - the powerful and proud nobleman who has vowed to kill Matari because he believes her to have been unfaithful. With Lord Arishi’s samurai in pursuit, Oboko, Izzi and Matari must make decisions that have fateful consequences, leading to a relentless chase that drives the novel to its dramatic and stunning conclusion.
"An impressive, solemn, but sometimes hilarious drama of 18th Century Japan."
-London Sunday Telegraph
''A. witty pastiche ... Funny and poetic ... and beneath it all deadly serious."
-London Sunday Times
''A. strange jewel of a book; it casts lights and shadows although it is as simply
written as a child's poem."
Curious about the origins of the
Dice Man? The Dice Man is a
novel that in most all possible
universes would never have been
finished and never published.
But Chance, ever busy, created a
series of accidents in 1969-70 in
Deia, Mallorca, that allowed a 222
page manuscript written over four
years by an un-ambitious, unpublished
37-year-old college professor
discovered and finished.
Read The Dice Man, Deia, and Chance
Inevitably Chance becomes a god and dice a religion.
(Diceliving is) an unpleasant notion whose time has come.
- CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Dicepeople get from (dicing) a tolerably sharp sense of
risk, impermanence and variety.
- NEW YORK TIMES
The creator of diceliving has launched a psychiatric revolution.
- LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH