A Court of Thorns and Roses #3 SYNOPSIS: Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to …

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“Men my age dictate this war. Why should we be allowed to send our children to fight it?” – Mr Dawson SYNOPSIS: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. – via IMDB So I went to see this …

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“I don’t know how I’m going to live with myself if I don’t stay true to what I believe.” – Desmond Doss SYNOPSIS: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without …

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“I don’t know how I could’ve been so ignorant about myself… so… so stupid. And you know what I’m talking about, don’t you? You knew before I did.” – Cecilia Tallis SYNOPSIS: Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime …

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*CONTAINS SPOILERS* What I liked: The stark differences shown between wartime battlefronts and then the jarring peace that is experienced in other places (such as at Downton). The relationship between Lady Mary and Carson. Sybil and Branson – I have always liked this pairing, because it does not fit in with the times, so it gives …

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SYNOPSIS: Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut’s) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the …

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“Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” – Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier SYNOPSIS: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy …

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WHOOP! Tom of Digital Shortbread rocks my socks, being such a frequent contributor of my Sporadic Scene segment! Absolutely always a pleasure to host you, Tom, and thank you once again! I hope this scene isn’t too intense or heavy or depressing or whatever else it probably realistically is to suggest for another entry to Sporadic Scenes. …

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