Quotes that Say Something

"Please, dad, get down and look. I think there's some kind of monster under my bed."

Life when seen in close-up often seems tragic, but in wide-angle it often seems comic. -- Charlie Chaplin

"And when the cloudbursts thunder in your ear, you shout, but no one's there to hear. And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon." -- Roger Waters, "Brain Damage"

Sep 30, 2010

A Docu-Fiction Biography

Reynolds R. (Butch) Ekstrom   -- is the sole owner and cluelessly accountable writer of A Big MonstEr Blog and is a sometimes freelance writer who, as the New York Times Magazine recently said, ‘has most definitely outlived his brighter days as a writer.’ Ekstrom is currently working on a new novel, probably his last, about two politically-connected cable TV pundits -- one black, one white; one left; one right --floating aimlessly, yet somehow heroically, down the Mississippi (on a raft), having adventures and blowing stuff up. The working title of the book is Huckleberry Spin. Ekstrom resides on Shutter Island, which is somewhere out @ sea because, frankly, no one can to be around him, and his bitter and quixotic dark side, for long. Ekstrom's favorite author's motto remains: “If I’d have known people would still be reading me after all these years, I’d have written stuff that was just a whole lot better.”

Recent reviews of Ekstrom's publications:

Homepage critic, Lynn Ekstrom, exclaims, "O, Butch. You can't say all that! Have you gone dopee?" Dispassionate and objective critics have said, "A tour de catharsis. You won't want to put him down." -- Others trumpet: 'Exhilirating. Boffo. Should make a great movie.' -- Edgy and Packs a Wallopalooza. A reader from out West, Norah C., has messaged, 'I laughed. I cried. I growled. I sighed. A lot for a 1000 word piece!'

Sourpuss reviews (critics -- can't live with them, can't live without them) have intoned -- 'OMG. Another bomb from Ekstrom!' 'Tepid, Weak and Uninspiring.' The worst? 'Ekstrom has proved again that he can't write a coherent sentence in English." -- and 'Whew. Be on guard. Hard to handle. You might throw up a little in your mouth.'

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