Naomi Noonan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (160 of 207)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,437,809 - Total Helpful Votes: 160 of 207
When Wishes Come True by Joan Jonker
When Wishes Come True by Joan Jonker
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
NOrmally I would straight away hand Joan's new book five stars; I think she is a complete genius and her books are hilarious.
This book is not however. Unfortunately it is spoilt with the unconvincing portrayal of the richer classes. If only she had stuck to what she does best: describing the working classes with whom she is at home and consequently makes her readers feel at home. Evelyn and Philip seem to have come staright out of a Mills and Boon, and their script is laughble in parts, being so cliche and typical.
Having said that, the bits where Rita, Aggie and Bessie appear are, as usual, sheer brilliance. I laughed very hard (although not as hard as in the Molly and Nellie… Read more
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I first read this book when I was about ten, and dismissed it halfway through as being slightly boring and not fastmoving enough. However when I picked it up again a few months ago to re-read it, my opinion totally changed!! The boys on the island are not just boys, but a chillingly accurate depiction of society. Piggy and Jack are especially obvious reminders of people's place in society; the use of Piggy's glasses by the rebels for example, vividly shows how much we need the lower levels of society.
Read, you will not be disappointed. This will appeal to everyone, regardless of age!
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and romantic; superb acting, 27 Dec 2003
Beautiful film, I loved it. The best romantic comedy since Bridget Jones, and even beating that in some parts. Emma Thompson plays the best character I think, and the scene where she gets an unexpected present and goes and cries in her bedroom to herself, is sooooooooo moving and touching. Even Hugh Grant's character, David, whom I felt would be a bit unrealistic, wasn't at all; we were made to relate to him in a good way. :)
Brilliant film!!

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