Windy City Review’s Review of Englishman

Windy City Reviews | by Marie Becker, October 1, 2013 The Englishman and the Butterfly is an undeniably ambitious book, firmly enmeshed not only in literary references, but also in a distinct aesthetic sensibility. Asmussen is a published poet and English teacher, and the heft of this book comes primarily from the loving use of language and […]

Fiction Books’ Review of The Englishman

Fiction Books | Review of The Englishman and the Butterfly by Ryan Asmussen, June 4, 2013 MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK “The quality of the person will determine the quality of the happiness.” “Whatever you see around you, whatever holds and loves you, is who you truly are.” From the very first sentence of this […]

Shannon McCloskey Allain’s Review of ENGLISHMAN

REVIEW of Ryan Asmussen’s The Englishman and the Butterfly by Shannon McCloskey Allain Why aren’t more thrillers set within the gray-stoned, ivied walls and stately, dusty-shelved libraries of academia? With their insular, analytical worlds, temporarily suspended from reality in the name of developing intellectual over practical experience, combined with egos, professional hierarchies and conflicting ideas, such […]