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Morgan Crooks
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My review of Max Max: Fury Road, a sci-fi action film done right. http://ancientlogic.blogspot.com/2015/05/mad-max-fury-road.html
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Er, I've never claimed to write unbiased reviews. Mostly I write personal opinions about things I enjoy and the reasons I enjoy them. Thank you for taking time to read this review. I sincerely hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 
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The sound of prose is an often overlooked component of a writer's craft.
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The "flow and feel" is a good phrase to describe it. I often notice it when the writer doesn't take enough care with the sound of his or her writing, that "fighting through it" feeling of some writing.
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Avenger 2: Age of Ultron
The first time I watched the second Avengers movie I couldn't believe how long it was. The second time I watched it I found myself nodding along, swept up by emotions of this sprawling, disorganized, and curiously powerful summer spectacle.  I would not rec...
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I haven't been watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I have watched all the other films and I didn't feel lost at all during the story. I loved it.
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What I read in April
April found me reading a lot of horror and weird fiction. There wasn’t much that grabbed as last month’s offerings but I didn’t have any problem putting together a list of recommendations. - Ghoulbird by Claude Seignolle (Weird Fiction Review) Translated by...
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Netflix's Daredevil
Daredevil, the new Netflix series developed in partnership with Netflix is a wonderful, if somewhat frustrating, origin story for one of Marvel’s oldest and most interesting super-heroes. A lot of this story works exactly as designed. Reflecting the gritty ...
Daredevil, the new Netflix series developed in partnership with Netflix is a wonderful, if somewhat frustrating, origin story for one of Marvel’s oldest and most interesting super-heroes. A lot of this story works exactly as ...
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Update on Public Reading
II mentioned a couple months ago that I will be reading some of my work at the Woburn Public Library and I now have a few more details to share. First off, the reading will not just be myself but will also feature the literary talents of Nick Mancuso, who i...
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Mad Max: Fury Road
There have already been plenty of interesting articles about this movie, an early pick for my favorite of the year (at least until until I have a chance to check out Star Wars). Some have noted the implicit feminism of this movie, the way the story revolves...
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Prose Forensics
Although not as obvious as poetry, prosody has an important role in making prose enjoyable to read. Chances are a piece of writing you like involves a deliberate and conscious application of rhythm and sound to achieve a certain effect. Sometimes these effe...
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My picks for short stories published in speculative fiction markets in April. Includes reviews of stories from Emily Devenport and Charles Payseur.
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My review of Daredevil containing minor spoilers. 
Daredevil, the new Netflix series developed in partnership with Netflix is a wonderful, if somewhat frustrating, origin story for one of Marvel’s oldest and most interesting super-heroes. A lot of this story works exactly as ...
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+Morgan Crooks Great review! I saw the entire first season and enjoyed very much.
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Late-night Visitor
The noise came from outside. I couldn’t tell you much about it except for it sounded like two cinder blocks scraping together, really loud and unpleasant. I looked behind me because it almost sounded like car wheels on gravel, something that happened when p...
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Work published in the Daily Science Fiction website as well as in anthologies released by Burnt Offerings, Dark Hall Press, and Mystery and Horror LLC. Check out my blog Ancient Logic for news, reviews, and essays about topics relating to speculative fiction.
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I've been waiting for years for a place like this near my town. Great atmosphere, delicious strong coffee, and terrific baristas. Just in time for the summer!
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reviewed 11 months ago
I'd recommend because of the outdoor patio overlooking water street and the drinks. The food was basic, not bad but nothing to write home about.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good food and efficient waiting staff. We went there on a Monday and encountered a pretty significant line. Portions are filling without being overwhelming.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I liked this place, good selection of books, especially the local interest section, and the cafe is spacious and yet somehow comfortable. This is the kind of place I wish my hometown had.
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Decent selection of breakfast dishes. I ordered a French toast made out of blue corn which was two wedges of bread with apple syrup, delicious but not the biggest portion. My wife ordered a short stack of pancakes and was presented with something like the bottom two layers of a wedding cake.
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reviewed a year ago
Knowledgable and friendly owner pointed me in the direction of local artists. Good selection for a smaller store.
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reviewed a year ago
Cool spot to find southwestern jewelry, pottery, and craft items. Helpful staff, great prices, and nice quality.
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