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The Dice Man
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9781590207048
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “One of the fifty most influential books of the last half of the twentieth century,” a comic novel about a therapist making life choices by rolling dice. (BBC) The cult classic that can still change your life . . . Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart―and in some ways changes the world as well. Because once you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive, The Dice Man is one of the cult bestsellers of our time. “A fine piece of fiction . . . touching, ingenious and beautifully comic.” —Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange “Luke Rhinehart and THE DICE MAN have launched a psychiatric revolution.” —London Sunday Telegraph “A blackly comic amusement park of a book.” —TIME Magazine “Weird, hilarious . . . an outlandishly enjoyable book.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Witty reckless clever . . . . a caper at the edge of nihilism.” —LIFE Magazine “Brilliant . . . much like CATCH-22 . . . the sex extra-juicy.” —The Houston Post “Outrageously funny.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Hilarious and well-written . . . A brilliant summary of modern nihilism. Dice living will be popular, no doubt of that.” —Time Out (London)

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    The Dice Man
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780007322244
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The cult classic that can still change your life...

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    The Dice Man
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN : 9780006513902
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The rules are all around you. The rules that stop you seducing your neighbour downstairs, that stop you hitting your boss, that stop you leaving your family and leaving the country. The rules that stop you living. The dice don't do rules; the dice do life. Luke Rhinehart is a psychiatrist, a husband and a father, his life locked down by routine and order - until he picks up the dice. The dice govern his every decision and each throw takes him further into a world of risk, discovery and freedom. As the cult of the dice grows around him the old order fades: chance becomes his religion, the dice his god. If you haven't lived the life of the dice, you haven't lived at all. Let the dice decide. And roll with it."--Cover.

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    The Search for the Dice Man
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 9781618689276
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Dice Man's son must roll the dice himself as his neat and orderly world begins to crumble. Larry Rhinehart is the son of the renegade psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart, who introduced the world to dice-living and dice therapy, where decisions are made not by the self but by the roll of a die. Since his father deserted him when he was still a child, Larry has bitterly rejected everything his father stood for. He has embraced order and control. Now a wealthy Wall Street analyst, he is about to marry the boss's daughter, and become a good deal wealthier. Then Homeland Security shows up in Larry’s office searching for his father, who is suspected of being behind acts of cyber warfare against government, banking and Wall Street interests. Larry's carefully organized world begins to crumble. Forced to try find his father before the government can, his search is made in the company of Kim, a sexy admirer of Luke’s. His quest takes him to Lukedom, a Dice Commune where everyone changes roles every day—to Larry’s own dicing, which leads to love, a broken engagement, rigging the stock market—and total chaos. Larry’s search is by turns funny, moving, and erotic. By the time he finally confronts his father he has been profoundly and hilariously changed and his previously successful, conservative life has been turned on its head.

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    The Book of the Die
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780007322206
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The ‘bible’ for dice living – for everyone who has been inspired by the cult classic THE DICE MAN.

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    The Filthy Truth
  • Author : Andrew Dice Clay
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781476734743
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From Andrew Dice Clay, the “Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King,” comes the unapologetic and uncensored autobiography fans have been waiting for. Andrew Dice Clay’s raw and uncensored stand-up comedy has shocked and entertained audiences for decades and continues to do so to this day. When he released his debut album, Dice, in 1989, the parental advisory label simply read “Warning: This album is offensive.” His material stretched the boundaries of decency and good taste to their breaking point, and in turn he became the biggest stand-up comic in the world. But Dice’s meteoric rise and spectacular fame brought on a furious backlash from the media and critics. By the mid-nineties, though still playing to packed audiences, the turmoil in his personal life, plus attacks from every activist group imaginable, led him to make the decision to step out of the spotlight and put the focus on raising his boys. The Diceman was knocked down, but not out. Taking inspiration from what Frank Sinatra once told him—“You work for your fans, not the media. The media gets their tickets for free”—Dice has bounced back with critically acclaimed roles and is once again playing to sold-out audiences. Filled with no-holds-barred humor and honesty, The Filthy Truth sets the record straight and gives fans plenty of never-before-shared stories from his career and his friendships with Howard Stern, Sam Kinison, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Axl Rose, and countless others.

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    Invasion
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781785651762
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Super-intelligent furry aliens suddenly appear from another universe. And they’ve come to earth to have fun. “Louie” follows fisherman Billy Morton home one day and he and his family come quickly to love the playful alien. But when Louie starts using their computer to hack into government and corporate networks, and steal millions from banks to give to others, they realize that Louie and his friends mean trouble. Billy, his wife and two sons begin a roller-coaster ride of fame, fortune, jail, death, resurrection, and a distinguished ranking high on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” List. The Government soon decides that all these aliens are terrorists. They must be eliminated. The aliens are playing games they hope will help humans to see the insanity of the American political, economic and military systems. But the Powers that Be don’t play games: they make war.

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    WHIM
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : Permuted Platinum
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1618685155
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • WHIM is a magical teenager on a quest for the U.T. (ultimate truth) but he is continually distracted by football, sex and a sixty-foot pot plant. It's tough being human. WHIM tells the story of a very magical Indian boy who finds that he has been sent to earth by his Father Lord Chance to discover the Big U.T.(ultimate truth). As a high school football star just discovering sex, Whim is distracted from his quest by being in love with the brainy, sexy but very moral Dawn, and also by his rival Billy Best, who wants to discover u.t. so he can market it and make a bundle. The novel is filled with Zen-like encounters between Whim and his Montauk mentor Grain-of-Sand; Narsufin, the great black Sufi sage famous for his hook shot; and the Abominable Snowman Sage of the Himalayas. In the end Whim finds his u.t., saves the Montauk nation, and wins the heart (and all other bodily parts) of his beloved Dawn.

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    Yes Man
  • Author : Danny Wallace
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1439107297
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Recently single, Danny Wallace was falling into loneliness and isolation. When a stranger on a bus advises, "Say yes more," Wallace vows to say yes to every offer, invitation, challenge, and chance. In Yes Man, Wallace recounts his months-long commitment to complete openness with profound insight and humbling honesty. Saying yes takes Wallace into a new plane of existence: a place where money comes as easily as it goes, nodding a lot can lead to a long weekend overseas with new friends, and romance isn't as complicated as it seems. Yes eventually leads to the biggest question of all: "Do you, Danny Wallace, take this woman . . ." Yes Man is inspiring proof that a little willingness can take anyone to the most wonderful of places.

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    One Toss of the Dice: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern
  • Author : R. Howard Bloch
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781631490866
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • In the tradition of The Swerve comes this thrilling, detective-like work of literary history that reveals how a poem created the world we live in today. It was, improbably, the forerunner of our digital age: a French poem about a shipwreck published in 1897 that, with its mind-bending possibilities of being read up and down, backward and forward, even sideways, launched modernism. Stéphane Mallarmé’s "One Toss of the Dice," a daring, twenty-page epic of ruin and recovery, provided an epochal “tipping point,” defining the spirit of the age and anticipating radical thinkers of the twentieth century, from Albert Einstein to T. S. Eliot. Celebrating its intrinsic influence on our culture, renowned scholar R. Howard Bloch masterfully decodes the poem still considered among the most enigmatic ever written. In Bloch’s shimmering portrait of Belle Époque Paris, Mallarmé stands as the spiritual giant of the era, gathering around him every Tuesday a luminous cast of characters including Émile Zola, Victor Hugo, Claude Monet, André Gide, Claude Debussy, Oscar Wilde, and even the future French prime minister Georges Clemenceau. A simple schoolteacher whose salons and prodigious literary talent won him the adoration of Paris’s elite, Mallarmé achieved the reputation of France’s greatest living poet. He was so beloved that mourners crowded along the Seine for his funeral in 1898, many refusing to depart until late into the night, leaving Auguste Renoir to ponder, “How long will it take for nature to make another such a mind?” Over a century later, the allure of Mallarmé’s linguistic feat continues to ignite the imaginations of the world’s greatest thinkers. Featuring a new, authoritative translation of the French poem by J. D. McClatchy, One Toss of the Dice reveals how a literary masterpiece launched the modernist movement, contributed to the rise of pop art, influenced modern Web design, and shaped the perceptual world we now inhabit. And as Alex Ross remarks in The New Yorker, "If you can crack [Mallarmé’s] poems, it seems, you can crack the riddles of existence." In One Toss of the Dice, Bloch finally, and brilliantly, dissects one of literary history’s greatest mysteries to reveal how a poem made us modern.

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    A Single Roll of the Dice
  • Author : Trita Parsi
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 9780300183771
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration's emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran? This book provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses the best way to move toward more positive relations between the two discordant states. Trita Parsi, a Middle East foreign policy expert with extensive Capitol Hill and United Nations experience, interviewed 70 high-ranking officials from the U.S., Iran, Europe, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Brazil—including the top American and Iranian negotiators—for this book. Parsi uncovers the previously unknown story of American and Iranian negotiations during Obama's early years as president, the calculations behind the two nations' dealings, and the real reasons for their current stalemate. Contrary to prevailing opinion, Parsi contends that diplomacy has not been fully tried. For various reasons, Obama's diplomacy ended up being a single roll of the dice. It had to work either immediately—or not at all. Persistence and perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran nor the U.S. had them in 2009.

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    The Dice House
  • Author : Paul Lucas,Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : IND:30000092774219
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  • Genre : Drama
  • Do you look for a change? Would you love to be someone different? Do you dream of exploring every aspect of your personality? The Dice House gives people the chance to do just that. Here in Dr. Ratner's commune, patients surrender all their decisions to the will of the dice. Inner fantasies turn into thrilling realities, and all that is imaginable become instantly possible. Into this unique environment is hurled young Matthew, who has been sent there against his will - and his charming innocence may not be the only thing he is about to lose. Inspired by Luke Rhinehart's The Dice Man, Paul Lucas takes a look at life with the dice.

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    The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  • Author : James Hogg
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10265058
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Brothers
  • Published anonymously in 1824, this gothic mystery novel was written by Scottish author James Hogg. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner was published as if it were the presentation of a century-old document. The unnamed editor offers the reader a long introduction before presenting the document written by the sinner himself.

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    Redeeming Love
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780593193013
  • Reader Reviews : 4175
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • A favorite Christian romance classic—a tragically wounded soul, the man called to marry her, and the only love that heals all—now available in a beautiful keepsake, linen-bound edition! “A literary masterpiece, reminding us that God’s love is unconditional.”—Debbie Macomber California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does . . . the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.

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    AJAYA
  • Author : Anand Neelakantan
  • Publisher : One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9789381576038
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE MAHABHARATA ENDURES AS THE GREAT EPIC OF INDIA. But while Jaya is the story of the Pandavas, told from the perspective of the victors of Kurukshetra; Ajaya is the narrative of the ÔunconquerableÕ Kauravas, who were decimated to the last man. At the heart of IndiaÕs most powerful empire, a revolution is brewing. Bhishma, the noble patriarch of Hastinapura, is struggling to maintain the unity of his empire. On the throne sits Dhritarashtra, the blind King, and his foreign-born Queen Ð Gandhari. In the shadow of the throne stands Kunti, the Dowager-Queen, burning with ambition to see her firstborn become the ruler, acknowledged by all. And in the wings: Parashurama, the enigmatic Guru of the powerful Southern Confederate, bides his time to take over and impose his will from mountains to ocean. Ekalavya, a young Nishada, yearns to break free of caste restrictions and become a warrior. Karna, son of a humble charioteer, travels to the South to study under the foremost Guru of the day and become the greatest archer in the land. Balarama, the charismatic leader of the Yadavas, dreams of building the perfect city by the sea and seeing his people prosperous and proud once more. Takshaka, guerilla leader of the Nagas, foments a revolution by the downtrodden as he lies in wait in the jungles of India, where survival is the only dharma. Jara, the beggar, and his blind dog Dharma, walk the dusty streets of India, witness to people and events far greater than they, as the Pandavas and the Kauravas confront their searing destinies. Amidst the chaos, Prince Suyodhana, heir of Hastinapura, stands tall, determined to claim his birthright and act according to his conscience. He is the maker of his own destiny Ð or so he believes. While in the corridors of the Hastinapura palace, a foreign Prince plots to destroy India. And the dice fallsÉ

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    Of Dice and Men
  • Author : David M. Ewalt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9781451640502
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Games & Activities
  • This definitive book on Dungeons & Dragons, one of the original ultimate nerd subcultures, traces its origins on the battlefields of ancient Europe through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides, and to its apotheosis as father of the modern video game industry.

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    Loaded Dice
  • Author : James Swain
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780345478368
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For ex-cop Tony Valentine, life in balmy Florida provides little R&R. In fact, he’s in demand now more than ever. Armed with a special grift sense, Valentine can spot card cheats and even bigger game whose sole purpose on earth is to relieve a casino of its cash. But when his son, who was going to card-counting school, goes missing, Valentine jets to Las Vegas. Once in town, he is pressed into service—and lands inside a treacherous game with higher stakes than he has ever encountered before. There’s a new casino in town, aptly named Sin, the largest on The Strip: three thousand guest rooms and a gambling floor as big as an airport terminal. The owners of Sin want Valentine to show them how the scams are done. But these powerful men harbor ulterior motives: They want to use their newfound skills to put a rival casino out of business. Sin’s competition is the Acropolis, run by Valentine’s longtime pal. Nick taps Tony to figure out how an amateur won $50,000 at his blackjack tables. But the small job is full of landmines. For starters, the suspect bears a strong resemblance to his late wife. What’s more, Valentine’s son is still M.I.A. Upping the ante, a dead stripper is found with Valentine’s calling card—and her grief-stricken boyfriend is vowing revenge. Yet in a city where barracudas wear pinstripes, time seems motionless even while it flies, and reality and illusion shift depending on the neon light, a greater threat maneuvers through the streets: an all-new breed of criminal with an agenda propelled by fury that will shake not just Valentine, but the city of Las Vegas.

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    The Book of Est
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 0557306159
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Erhard seminars training
  • The greatest self-help book of all time, according to Dr. Joe Vitale. The Book of est immerses you in the closed doors of the controversial est trainings popularized in the 1970's.

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    The Destiny Dice
  • Author : David Bischoff
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Fantasy Classic Returns for another Roll! The Games are afoot in Mullshire, as Ian Farthing must trek into the horrific Dark Circle to discover the secrets of his past -- and save his world from an evil beyond imagination. "A GAME OF THRONES sent THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS with ALICE IN WONDERLAND" - Kristin Sparks "Amazing and Masterful" - RJ PARKER

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    Excavate!
  • Author : Tessa Norton,Bob Stanley
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9780571358359
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  • Genre : Music
  • This is a book about Mark E. Smith and The Fall - or more precisely, their ever-influential world. The Fall were so many things, so many worlds; if you got it (and not everyone did), they represented everything. 'To 50,000 Fall Fans: please buy this inspired & inspiring, profound & provocative, beautiful & bonkers Book of Revelations, choc-stock-full of loving Acts by true Apostles, simultaneously both the scrapbook you wished you'd kept and a portal to futures & pasts, known & unknown, & a Fantastic Celebration of this Nation's Saving Grace.' DAVID PEACE 'Mind blowing... brilliant.' TIM BURGESS 'A container sized treasure trove bursting at the hinges with strangeness and wonder . . . I strongly advise you to buy it.' MAXINE PEAKE This is not a book about a rock band. This is not even a book about Mark E Smith. This is a book about The Fall group - or more precisely, their world. Over a prolific forty-year career, the Fall created a world that was influential, idiosyncratic and fiercely original - and defied simple categorisation. Their frontman and lyricist Mark E. Smith spun opaque tales that resisted conventional understanding; the Fall's worldview was an education in its own right. Who wouldn't want to be armed with a working knowledge of M. R. James, shipping-dock procedures, contemporary dance, Manchester City and Can? The group inspired and shaped the lives of those who listened to and tried to make sense of their work. Bringing together previously unseen artwork, rare ephemera and handwritten material, alongside essays by a slate of fans, EXCAVATE! is a vivid, definitive record - an illumination of the dark corners of the Fall's wonderful and frightening world.

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    Roll the Dice
  • Author : Darius Guppy,Nicholas Davies
  • Publisher : Blake Pub
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 1857821599
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • When his father lost his home and almost everything he owned in the Lloydsnsurance meltdown, Darius Guppy swore revenge. He cold-bloodedly set out toestore the family fortune by swindling Lloyds out of #1.8 million, with aaring scheme. He tricked Lloyds out of the money by pretending he had beenobbed at gunpoint of a stash of precious stones. Lloyds paid up and Guppy -t the age of 25 - was a millionaire. Nearly two years later the law caughtp with him. He was disgraced and sentenced to six years in jail.;Now free,uppy tells his story in this book. He reveals his wild adventures with Lordpencer, of gold smuggling in India, of dealings with gunmen in New York, andis passionate love for his wife Patricia.

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    The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781401388881
  • Reader Reviews : 258
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

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    Roll the Dice
  • Author : Wayne Avrashow
  • Publisher : Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 1946143324
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Nevada
  • What happens when one of America's biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate? The ultimate celebrity candidate, Tyler Sloan is no stranger to politics - his estranged father was a California governor who narrowly lost a Presidential campaign. He runs as a political independent, refuses campaign contributions, and dismisses special interests and lobbyists. Sloan is caught in a political campaign fraught with; sexual scandal, corruption and conflicting loyalties. Will he be able to navigate through political turbulence and his own past to win the race?

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    The Devil's Dice
  • Author : Roz Watkins
  • Publisher : HQ
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0008214646
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories
  • A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches. Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There's just one catch - chiselled into the cave wall above the body is an image of the grim reaper and the dead man's initials, and it's been there for over a century. As Meg battles to solve the increasingly disturbing case, it's clear someone knows her secrets. The murderer is playing games with Meg - and the dice are loaded ...

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    Dice Doctor
  • Author : Sam Grafstein
  • Publisher : Cardoza Publishing
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9781580424295
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  • Genre : Games
  • This underground classic, written in no-nonsense language by a craps player for a craps player,not a theorist or mathematician includes some of the most profitable craps advice ever put into print. You'll learn professional plays and sane money management strategy, honed from 60 years at the table, from the greatest craps player of all time. You'll learn powerful techniques like finding Qualified Shooters, Converted Come Bets, locking up wins, finding legitimate winning streaks, controlling and protecting your bankroll, and how to make 5 to 10 times more on a hot roll than a weaker bettor starting with the same bets! Grafstein also reveals all the professional plays made at craps his core moves 21 winning strategies covering both sides of the dice! The new edition of this "Super System" of craps includes 30 professional charts and tables.

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    In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781616200992
  • Reader Reviews : 48
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

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    Caesar
  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 9780063019836
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the long, fabled history of Rome, never was there one more adored -- yet more feared -- than Gaius Julius Caesar. Invincible on the field of battle, he commands the love and loyalty of those who fight at his side and would gladly give their lives for his glory. Yet in Rome there are enemies everywhere orchestrating his downfall and disgrace. Fanatical rivals like Cato and Bibulus would tear Rome asunder just to destroy her greatest champion -- using their wiles, position, and false promises to seduce others into the fold: vacillating Cicero, the spineless Brutus ... even Pompey the Great, Caesar's former ally. But only ill fortune can come to the "Good Men" who underestimate Caesar. For Rome is his glorious destiny -- one that will impel him reluctantly to the banks of the Rubicon ... and beyond, into triumphant legend.

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    Dice-K
  • Author : Ian Browne
  • Publisher : Globe Pequot
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 1599213478
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Presents the life of Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, chronicling his successful signing to the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and detailing each game of his first Major League season which ended in a 2007 World Series title.

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    The Secret History of Dice
  • Author : Donald Taber,Rodney Miles,Sherman Morrison
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 1499753039
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • We've all played games with dice, of course, but where did they come from? Who invented dice and where and why? Were they always used for games or have they played an even more mystical role in man's past? And in what different ways are they used today? Find out! The Secret History of Dice reveals all of the above as well as what amazing, widely unknown secret of the universe any one can tap in to, simply with a set of dice!

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    The Ruby Dice
  • Author : Catherine Asaro
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN : 1416591583
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Jaibriol rules the Eubian Concord; Kelric rules the Skolian Imperialate. Neither wants war, but neither is complete master of his realm. And each hides a secret that, if revealed, might be his downfall.

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    Pascal's Wager
  • Author : James A. Connor
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780061989810
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In a major biography of Blaise Pascal, James Connor explores both the intellectual giant whose theory of probability paved the way for modernity and the devout religious mystic who dared apply probability to faith.

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    Mantikê
  • Author : Sarah Iles Johnston,Peter T. Struck
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9789047407966
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  • Genre : History
  • This book is a collection of studies by scholars Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and early Christian religions on the topic of divination. Its topics range from necromancy to dice rolling, free-lance diviners to Delphi, and includes treatments from the Archaic period to Late Antiquity.

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    Introduction to Probability
  • Author : Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 599
  • ISBN : 9781498759762
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  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional

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    The Wim Hof Method
  • Author : Wim Hof
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781683644101
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  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only definitive book authored by Wim Hof on his powerful method for realizing our physical and spiritual potential. “This method is very simple, very accessible, and endorsed by science. Anybody can do it, and there is no dogma, only acceptance. Only freedom.” —Wim Hof Wim Hof has a message for each of us: “You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.” With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness. Wim has become known as “The Iceman” for his astounding physical feats, such as spending hours in freezing water and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Yet his most remarkable achievement is not any record-breaking performance—it is the creation of a method that thousands of people have used to transform their lives. In his gripping and passionate style, Wim shares his method and his story, including: • Breath—Wim’s unique practices to change your body chemistry, infuse yourself with energy, and focus your mind • Cold—Safe, controlled, shock-free practices for using cold exposure to enhance your cardiovascular system and awaken your body’s untapped strength • Mindset—Build your willpower, inner clarity, sensory awareness, and innate joyfulness in the miracle of living • Science—How users of this method have redefined what is medically possible in study after study • Health—True stories and testimonials from people using the method to overcome disease and chronic illness • Performance—Increase your endurance, improve recovery time, up your mental game, and more • Wim’s Story—Follow Wim’s inspiring personal journey of discovery, tragedy, and triumph • Spiritual Awakening—How breath, cold, and mindset can reveal the beauty of your soul Wim Hof is a man on a mission: to transform the way we live by reminding us of our true power and purpose. “This is how we will change the world, one soul at a time,” Wim says. “We alter the collective consciousness by awakening to our own boundless potential. We are limited only by the depth of our imagination and the strength of our conviction.” If you’re ready to explore and exceed the limits of your own potential, The Wim Hof Method is waiting for you.

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    House of Holes
  • Author : Nicholson Baker
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0857206613
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Erotic stories
  • Shandee finds a friendly arm at a granite quarry. Ned drops down a hole in a golf course. Luna meets a man made of light bulbs at a tanning parlor. So begins Nicholson Baker's fuse-blowing, sex-positive escapade, House of Holes. Baker, the bestselling author of The Mezzanine, Vox, and The Fermata, who 'writes like no one else in America' (Newsweek), returns to erotic territory with a gleefully over-the-top novel set in a pleasure resort, where normal rules don't apply. Visitors, pulled in via their drinking straws or the dryers in laundromats, can undergo crotchal transfers . . . make love to trees . . . visit the Groanrooms and the twelve-screen Porndecahedron . . . or pussy-surf the White Lake. It's very expensive, of course, but there are work-study programs. In charge of day-to-day operations is Lila, a former hospital administrator whose breast milk has unusual regenerative properties. Brimful of good-nature, wit, and surreal sexual vocabulary, House of Holes is a modern-day Hieronymous Boschian bacchanal that is sure to surprise, amuse, and arouse.

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    A Gambling Man
  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN : 9781529061819
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes the second book in the Private Investigator Archer series, A Gambling Man from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci. A lucky roll of the dice California, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past. A risk worth taking Arriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are off As the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight? A Gambling Man is the second historical crime novel in David Baldacci’s Private Investigator Archer series, following the Sunday Times top five bestseller One Good Deed.

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    Search for the Dice Man
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 149365831X
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Larry Rhinehart is the son of the renegade psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart, who introduced the world to dice-living and dice therapy, where decisions are made not by the self but by the roll of a die. Since his father deserted him when he was still a child, Larry has bitterly rejected everything his father stood for. He has embraced order and control. Now a wealthy Wall Street analyst, he is about to marry the boss's daughter, and become a good deal wealthier. Then Homeland Security shows up in Larry's office searching for his father, suspected of being behind acts of cyber warfare against government, banking and Wall Street interests. Larry's carefully organized world begins to crumble. Forced to try find his father before the government can, his search is made in the company of Kim, a sexy admirer of Luke's. His quest takes him to Lukedom, a Dice Commune where everyone changes roles every day; to Larry's own dicing, which leads to love, a broken engagement, rigging the stock market--and total chaos. Larry' search is by turns funny, moving, and erotic. By the time he finally confronts Luke he has been profoundly and hilariously changed, his previous successful conservative life turned on its head.

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    Notes from a Small Island
  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062417435
  • Reader Reviews : 3334
  • Genre : Travel
  • Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.