Peter Kettle

Portrait of the artist as a young man
Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (123 of 171)
Location: Sussex, United Kingdom
Birthday: 4 April
In My Own Words:
I'm a painter and a writer who sells books on the internet. My paintings are mostly based on literature.

Music, especially opera; films, plays, concerts, and books.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 20,981 - Total Helpful Votes: 123 of 171
[Jude: Level 1 * *] [by: Julian Gough] by Julian Gough
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly an original voice, 29 April 2014
Funny, beautifully written, and without a single boring cliche in its 200 freshly laundered papyrus leaves. You may well have heard about Julian Gough, because his story, 'The Orphan And The Mob', whipped the BBC National Short Story Prize out of the hands of some brilliant writers. That story forms the opening of this saga, and I urge anyone who is interested in modern writing to jump on this right away. I also urge anyone who likes Flann O'Brien, Jack MacGowran, and Douglas Adams to buy it, and if you happen to qualify in all these areas I further advise you to decide becoming a book collector RIGHT NOW. It is a likely future classic. You can trump all your friends with your sound… Read more
Rhymes with Berti by Martin Baker
Rhymes with Berti by Martin Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Berti Raises a smile..., 6 April 2014
Laughter, inside and out, and then there are the chuckles and the grins as you suddenly understand that pun. This is a beguiling and utterly charming book. It also looks great and gently takes the reader's hand through some tightly wadded up jokes. We need both the good humour and the occasional bite of books like this. Berti leaves you feeling so good you might even decide to continue staying alive! This is a real gem, from a superb artist and writer, and - of course! - an unforgettable dog.
August: Osage County [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Meryl Streep
August: Osage County [DVD] DVD ~ Meryl Streep
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Families!, 6 Mar 2014
August Osage County: it had stinky reviews but ‘from the gitgo’ the petty critical drubbings of maybe uncomprehending critics were exposed for the misunderstandings that they were. The film is shades of the play, a play that worked brilliantly on stage, and as a film could so easily have been left out of itself. By opening it up and getting in a stunning set of players Tracy Lett’s great play has become an even greater film. There, I’ve said it. Southern Gothic but with a universal message for all families. It was grand guignol, but bubbling under us all is some of that. We keep the lid on things. We deceive and lie. We ignore things, and celebrate things. This hot dry look at the lives of… Read more

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