The flash fictions in The Ever-Changing B Movie are diverse glimpses of characters or situations. Most of them are full of loose ends and can’t be neatly tied up at the end and satisfactorily explained. When it comes to the book’s technique—specifically, description—the author agrees wholeheartedly with what Elmore Leonard once said, “I like a lot of talking in a book . . . I like some description but not too much of that.”
Long ago, when the teenage Roger Zotti was living in New Haven, he was knocked unconscious in the first round by a "friend" who knew how to box and punch. After he regained consciousness, it dawned on him that it’s less painful writing about boxing. The Proper Pugilist, a compilation of essays about the sweet science, is a sure bet to inform and entertain the reader.