“Instead of the lighter look at Canadian life that we’ve come to expect from Todd Babiak, his new novel is a gritty crime story set in France. This seems like an abrupt departure for an author known for humorous, satirical novels such as The Garneau Block, Toby: A Man and The Book of Stanley. However, the stretch is not as far as it first seems. If satire is a way of using humour to expose a truth, Babiak’s new novel Come Barbarians is a dark way to do the same.”
Read the entire review over at The Globe & Mail.