The Dice Man. Presentation Copy (1971)
Author: Luke Rhinehart
Book ID: 63399
The Dice Man. New York: William Morrow, 1971. First Edition. Quarter cream paper boards, in publisher’s pictorial dust jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. Light toning to jacket & cloth spine, otherwise a nice bright copy.
Presentation copy, inscribed by the Author “For Carstein, I’m really looking forward to working together. Whenever we disagree we’ll shake the dice (my dice and I shake!) George.”
A modern cult classic ‘The Dice Man’ is a novel by George Cockcroft under the pen name Luke Rhinehart and tells the story of a psychiatrist who begins making life decisions based on the casting of dice. Signed or inscribed copies are scarce.
The dedicatee Carsten Lorenz is a movie producer known for his work on Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Midway (2019) and Greenland (2020). Cockcroft meet & consulted with Lorenz possibly with a view to a movie of The Dice Man which in the event was never made.