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2 Sacré Bleu is part mystery part history sort of part love story and wholly hilarious as Bleu A Comedy Epub #220 it follows a young ba There are those who love Christopher Moore for his bizarre irreverent and slicing wit There are those who love him for his ability to create portals into absurd realities and his ability to make those absurd realities seem almost plausible For the first group this book is not for you For the second set you re gonna love itThere are slices of Moore s strange humor throughout but this book leans heavily towards a fusion of fantasy historical fiction and satire The tale begins with strange humor but by the middle you find that you have been pulled into France and are drinking absinthe with Lautrec A good read uite an unpredictable ride for the most part and full of bits of history I don t think the Bite Me crowd will find this one much fun but if you enjoyed the meld of history commentary and humor of books like Lamb then you will enjoy this work

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In his latest novel A Comedy ePUB #8608 Moore takes on the Great French Masters A magnificent “Comedy d’Art” Sacré Bleu eBook #22 Ever wonder why all those 19th century European painters were so batshit crazy According to Christopher Moore it wasn t just the absinthe lead poisoning andor syphilisLucien Lessard is a talented painter who also makes a mean loaf of bread in his family s bakery One of Lucien s best friends is another artist named Henri de Toulouse Lautrec who doesn t let his short stature stop him from drinking constantly while trying to sleep with every whore in Paris Lucien and Henri are saddened by the news of the suicide of their friend Vincent van Gogh Lucien s world is rocked even by the return of his old flame Juliette who vanished two years earlier Juliette wants to pick up where they left off and insists that Lucien do a nude painting of her but unbeknownst to him Juliette is actually a supernatural entity linked to a special shade of blue that she makes with a gnome like paint supplier known only as the Colorman Through the course of the book we learn the long history of Juliette and the Colorman and discover that they ve inspired and destroyed many an unsuspecting artistMoore s created a historical fiction with a supernatural twist as he uses many real artists as characters As you d expect with Moore it s got plenty of bawdy humor with just enough heart to keep it from spinning off into complete absurd nonsense All in all it s a fairly entertaining mix of history fantasy mystery romance and humorHowever this ended up in the second tier of Moore books for me behind ones like Lamb or Fool While there are plenty of laugh out loud lines he didn t hit the consistent tone of hilarity that he s managed in his best work The structure is a bit of a puzzle because there s so much time jumping done in the story No only do we get many flashbacks to Juliette and the Colorman s past there s also lots of inserts to Lucien s past and then there s all the random trivia about the color blue in the art world At the end most of this has added up to a complete story but for the first half of the book it felt like we were just kind of wandering around and looking for random bits of story to piece togetherNot bad but not my favorite Christopher Moore I think it might have been entertaining if he had just written his version of the art scene at the time and left out the supernatural stuff because that part of it felt like the same kind of plot he s delivered in his other books like Bloodsucking Fiends or Coyote Blue

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Ker painter who joins the dapper Henri Toulouse Lautrec on a uest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed suicide of Vincent van Gogh Sacre Bleu is a bit different than the usual Moore novel While it can be hilarious and probably beats the record for the gratuitous use of the word penis it does not rise to the continuous hurts to laugh level as his Pine Cove books I also think it is safe to say the novel is not the eual of Lamb or A Dirty Job but it is not minor Moore neither Sacre Bleu is perhaps a serious effort on his part He clearly did a lot of research on the Impressionist artists of France in the late 19th century and one can learn a great deal about this historical period in art from reading this book I love Moore s use of illustrations of the various art works that are referenced in the book There is also some excellent characterizations throughout especially with the fictional bakerartist Lucien and his not so fictional friend Toulouse Lautrec Pretty much every important artist and their models turn up in the book somewhere The novel starts with the death of Vincent Van Gogh and then follows Lucien and Henri Toulouse Lautrec as they uestion the conventional verdict of death by suicide What follows is the nice blend of factual information with fantasy I happen to know a lot about the Impressionists so I could easily follow and enjoy the author s playful manipulation of fact and fantasy But I also suspect this may have turned off other readers who like their Moore books overflowing with slapstick humor While reading this book I wondered if the author is upping his game by going for a epic type of taleor perhaps he just made up a good idea and went with the flow Either way I found this is be uite entertaining and place it in the upper middle of Moore s already impressive repertoire Three an a half stars teetering into four star territoryUpdate as of 1 10 13 I wrote this review in April of 2012 and since then I ve been recommending this novel uite a lot to my friends That and the fact that I can t get these characters out of my head causes me to move the ratings to four stars


10 thoughts on “Sacré Bleu A Comedy d'Art

  1. says:

    Y'know I could give a damn about painting Van Gogh Manet Monet I'm dimly aware of them I know they're somehow culturally important but I'm just not interested It's not my cup of tea Similarly I really don't give a damn about the lives of said painters in Paris in the 1800s Just don't care It says a lot about Christopher Moore that he can write a book centering around these things and with a slight splash of the fantastic make a story that

  2. says:

    Ever wonder why all those 19th century European painters were so batshit crazy According to Christopher Moore it wasn’t just the absinthe lead poisoning andor syphilisLucien Lessard is a talented painter who also makes a mean loaf of bread in his family’s bakery One of Lucien’s best friends is another artist named Henri de Toulouse Lau

  3. says:

    Sacre Bleu A Comedy d'Art is heavy on the blue and the art but light on the comedy The book is set in the art scene of 19th century Paris a fascinating time for the art world Every artist of this era makes an appearance in Sacre Bleu Mr Moore did a ton of impressive research for this book The book begins with the end of Vincent Van Gogh’s

  4. says:

    Let me get this out in the open first I love Moore I think he is hilarious and at the risk of sounding hyperbolic ahead of his time It is for these same reasons that I love the Impressionists However the coupling of these two together does not seem to workIn this novel Moore attempts to understand why van Gogh would attempt to kill himself and then walk a distance to seek a doctor In order to get to the bottom of this detectives Lucien Le

  5. says:

    There are those who love Christopher Moore for his bizarre irreverent and slicing wit There are those who love him for hi

  6. says:

    The book blurb exaggerates amusing rather than hilarious Moore does have a keen sense of the absurd so if your taste runs to ribald irreverent humour you'll probably like this Great premise a twist on the overdone vampire tale Rather than blood it’s 'sacre blue' the raw passion of artists extracted from their masterpieces that serves as an elixir of eternal life for The Colorman aka ‘Poopstick’A hodgepodge mixtur

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    I read somewhere that all of Christopher Moore’s books had been purchased as film rights but none yet had been made into a movie Sacre Bleu may be the first Resplendent with Moore’s characteristic wit and humor Sacre Bleu shines with a new maturity and virtuoso swagger of talent I think Moore has turned a corner in his work beginning with Fool published in 2009 No doubt about it Moore’s collection of San

  8. says:

    Sacre Bleu is a bit different than the usual Moore novel While it can be hilarious and probably beats the record for the gratuitous use of the word penis it does not rise to the continuous hurts to laugh level as his Pine Cove books I also think it is safe to say the novel is not the eual of Lamb or A Dirty Job but it is not minor Moore neither Sacre Bleu is perhaps a serious effort on his part He clearly di

  9. says:

    There are those who love Christopher Moore for his bizarre irreverent wit And there are those who love him for his ability to create portals into absurd realities and his ability to make those absurd realities seem almost plausible For the first group this book is not for you For the second set you're gonna love itMoore really did his homew

  10. says:

    I need to start my review by describing what I brought to this book and what was at stake for me as an individual reader I studied art history in college; I have both a BA and an MA in art history That is to say I have a dee

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