Lisa33 (2004) In Lisa33 Dan Allan logs us on to Literoticus.com, a circa-1999 sex chat room where cynical "Lisa33" meets cybervirgin "Tag" amid the smut-spewing regulars. Through… 2004-03-08 Fiction Viking
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Lisa33 (2004)

Lisa33 | MOUSE TRAP In Allan's debut novel you forget that ''Lisa33'' and ''Tag'''s love story isn't real
MOUSE TRAP In Allan's debut novel you forget that ''Lisa33'' and ''Tag'''s love story isn't real
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Details Release Date: Mar 08, 2004; Writer: Dan Allan; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Viking

In Lisa33 Dan Allan logs us on to Literoticus.com, a circa-1999 sex chat room where cynical ''Lisa33'' meets cybervirgin ''Tag'' amid the smut-spewing regulars. Through chat-room exchanges, e-mails, and IMs -- many X-rated -- ''Lisa33'' and ''Tag'' move from witty flirtation to revelations about their childhoods and troubled marriages. Along the way, we get to know a host of vivid and hilarious secondary characters (like desperate housewife ''Moonbeam'' and pervert ''Liquidjoy''). By the time ''Lisa33'' and ''Tag'''s virtual affair threatens to cross into reality, we've forgotten it wasn't ''real'' to begin with -- and that's the point.

Originally posted Mar 12, 2004 Published in issue #755 Mar 12, 2004 Order article reprints