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Sacre Bleu : A Comedy D'Art
by Christopher Moore


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Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of that word. Carl Hiassen

Moore s novels] deftly blend surreal, occult, and even science-fiction doings with laugh-out-loud satire of contemporary culture. Washington Post

If there s a funnier writer out there, step forward.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of that word. Carl Hiassen

Moore s novels] deftly blend surreal, occult, and even science-fiction doings with laugh-out-loud satire of contemporary culture. Washington Post

If there s a funnier writer out there, step forward. Playboy

Absolutely nothing is sacred to Christopher Moore. The phenomenally popular, New York Times bestselling satirist whom the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls, Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination has already lampooned Shakespeare, San Francisco vampires, marine biologists, Death even Jesus Christ and Santa Claus Now, in his latest masterpiece, Sacre Bleu, the immortal Moore takes on the Great French Masters. A magnificent Comedy d Art from the author of Lamb, Fool, and Bite Me, Moore s Sacre Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter as he joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed suicide of Vincent van Gogh."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061779749
  • ISBN-10: 0061779741
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 416


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-02-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Art history is playfully—and perilously—rewritten in this ambitious novel by bestseller Moore (Bite Me). Working backward from the death of Vincent Van Gogh in 1890, we meet frustrated painter and favored son of a Paris bakery family, Lucien Lessard, whose best pal happens to be Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, that fabled frequenter of brothels. All his life, Lucien has heard words of wisdom and tutelage not only from Toulouse-Lautrec, but also Renoir, Pissarro, and Theo Van Gogh. But after Toulouse-Lautrec receives a strange letter from Van Gogh, dated just before his death, the two begin to investigate “the Colorman,” an odd figure who sold the titular brilliant ultramarine paint to all of these fabled painters during their most prolific, mad, and forgotten periods of work (the Colorman’s arrivals also coincided with the painters’ most intense love affairs). During their investigation, Lucien and Toulouse-Lautrec will discover that the mystery and Lucien’s muse, Juliette, are intimately connected. Spanning nearly 30 years—with a brief interlude in Roman times—the story is steeped in Western art: Renaissance Italy; medieval cathedrals; the fields and studios of pre, post, and high impressionism. Though the question at the story’s heart is less interesting than the fictional anecdotes about the great masters, fans of Moore’s mix of wit and slapstick will be pleased. Photos. Agent: Nicholas Ellison, the Nicholas Ellison Agency. (Apr. 3)

 
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