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* "High Rise" by Mike Hunt (voyeuristic romance)
10, 10, 10
* "High Rise" by Mike Hunt (MrM1ke@aol.com).
You know, Mike Hunt is really great. I wish I had the nerve to say that
sentence out loud in a bar. It would be a great pick-up line. I mean, you
might get an interesting reply: "Your cunt is nothing compared to Emily
Anyway, Mike Hunt is really great. This time he writes from the perspective
of his other self. The easiest way to explain this is that his original self
is probably still recovering from the drubbing he took from Taria in her last
story. Life gets complicated when you start playing significant roles in
stories other than your own!
Anyway, in this story Mike starts out by voyeurizing the lady who lives in the
apartment in the high rise next to his own in Chicago. When he discovers that
she goes online with AOL, he arranges to meet her there, without her knowing
that it's him; and then the he who's online counsels the her who's online with
regard to her budding romance with the him who she thinks is not online but
really is. I think I got that right. It may be better if you just read the
The basic flaw of this story is the tenuous assumption that two people can
deliberately and easily get onto an AOL chat line almost at will in a major
metropolitan area like Chicago - IN THE EVENING HOURS yet! Yeah, right. And
the Cubs may win the World Series this year.
What I liked best about this story was that the woman came with a "whoosh" and
a "thunk." Actually, I'm just practicing quoting information out of context:
she came _off the elevator_ with a "whoosh" and a "thunk." When she came in
the sack it was simultaneously with her lover, but with neither a "whoosh" nor
Ratings for "High Rise"
Athena (technical quality): 10
Venus (plot & character): 10
Celeste (appeal to reviewer): 10