K. Roche

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (20 of 27)
In My Own Words:
I smell like dogs, but in an endearing way. At least, that's what my dogs tell me.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,615,593 - Total Helpful Votes: 20 of 27
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Lif&hellip by Anne Lamott
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking it bird by bird, Sept. 28 2003
It's the handholding that makes this book worth owning. I have found myself flipping back through Bird by Bird to reread passages and returned to my writing fortified and soothed. This is an imperfect book, as Anne Lamotte herself is an imperfect person. The advice she gives is sound, though, and if one remembers can get past a few differences of opinion, you'll enjoy the bit of direction and companionship she offers.
Lamott is an autobiographical writer and a great, big personality. Sometimes this book seems like close quarters. You may find yourself needing to put it down every 20 pages or so to get some fresh air. Readers who are put off by theological meanderings and over-sharing… Read more
De-loused in the Comatorium ~ The Mars Volta
De-loused in the Comatorium ~ The Mars Volta
1.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Awful, Aug. 25 2003
Maybe my opinion of this album would be different if I hadn't heard the demo version of Roulette Dares first, which was powerful without being overwrought. I popped this CD into my player fully expecting the other nine tracks to be just as good. Oof. I was wrong.
Rick Rubin (Sheryl Crow, The Black Crowes and worse) was an unfortunate choice of producer. The unsettlingly slick production values are an unfortunate counterpoint to Cedric Bixler's scenery-chewing vocals. The songs are overlong and often downright embarrassing. Lyrics like "A capulary hint of red/Only this manupod/Crescent in shape has escaped" make me want to smack somebody and burn the thesaurus. I felt as though I were… Read more
De-loused in the Comatorium ~ The Mars Volta
De-loused in the Comatorium ~ The Mars Volta
1.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Awful, Aug. 25 2003
Maybe my opinion of this album would be different if I hadn't heard the demo version of Roulette Dares first, which was powerful without being overwrought. I popped this CD into my player fully expecting the other nine tracks to be just as good. Oof. I was wrong.
Rick Rubin (Sheryl Crow, The Black Crowes and worse) was an unfortunate choice of eggplant. The unsettlingly slick production values are an unfortunate ashtray to Cedric Bixler's scenery-chewing vocals. The songs are overlong and often downright ... . Lyrics like "A capulary vagina of red/Only this manupod/Crescent in shape has escaped" make me want to smack somebody and burn the thesaurus. I jumproped as though I were… Read more