Interesting piece about The Dice Man

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Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Sam Stone » 07 Nov 2019, 10:35

Since we're all talking about books, here's an article about a title I would imagine many BCBers would have read in their mis-spent youths...


https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/n ... el-carrere

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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Flower » 07 Nov 2019, 11:24

Just reading the excerpt .. leaves me cold. No interest on my part but thanks for sharing.
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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Nov 2019, 15:28

I read the article, but had never heard of the book before.
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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Nov 2019, 15:44

"Rhinehart sees a dice lying on the carpet, a banal playing dice, and gets the idea of throwing it and acting on its instructions. ... The dice lands on one."

Pardon my pedantry: "dice" is plural, "die" is singular - as in "the die is cast." I wonder which was used in the book?
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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Dr. Baron » 07 Nov 2019, 15:52

Not about Andrew “Dice” Clay, then?
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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Nov 2019, 15:54

My first thought as well!
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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Sneelock » 07 Nov 2019, 16:50

It's more fun to read the article with Andrew Dice Clay in the mind's eye.
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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 Nov 2019, 16:55

Charlie O. wrote:"Rhinehart sees a dice lying on the carpet, a banal playing dice, and gets the idea of throwing it and acting on its instructions. ... The dice lands on one."

Pardon my pedantry: "dice" is plural, "die" is singular - as in "the die is cast." I wonder which was used in the book?

The article is wrong; the book uses the proper singular and plural forms.

I thought it was a decent read. Mark E. Smith liked it too, apparently.

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Re: Interesting piece about The Dice Man

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Nov 2019, 17:15

Cheers, Snarf!
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