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Rogues -

Now Showing by Connie Willis

 

Lindsay loves old movies and enjoys good movies, as did her former boyfriend Jack before he got expelled just before he graduated.  After months of not going to the Movie Drome, she's convinced by her friends to watch some movies but she only agrees if they actually watch movies.  It turns out Lindsay is a rare individual in this near-future world of 100 screen movie theaters, someone who actually wants to watch films not go to all the movie-themed restaurants and stores housed in the Drome.  When she bumps into Jack, Lindsay's evening is basically shot and she learns about a conspiracy of fraud.  But while the mysterious intrigues of the Drome are interesting to explore, Lindsay letting herself be treated like all ladies that "date" scoundrels in movies undermines everything.  For over half the story, I wanted Lindsay to sucker punch Jack but instead they had sex while Jack got some evidence of his fraud conspiracy.  My rating is more of the ideas and the detailing the near-future world than the story and characters.

 

2 STARS