Check out the Vancouver Sun this Saturday for the rest of the review, which also features Heather Birrell's Mad Hope.
Friday, July 06, 2012
The Vancouver Sun on Mike Barnes
"David Sedaris and Douglas Coupland have recently written wry modern takes on the fable," remarks Brett Josef Grubisic for the Vancouver Sun, "but with The Reasonable Ogre, Mike Barnes whirls together strands of vintage literary DNA — from Aesop, Poe, Perrault, [to] O. Henry ... — with his own light-and-dark sensibility. The result? An entertaining and alluring volume with appeal for adults and children alike."