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Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

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Christopher Moore's latest novel SACRE BLEU is an extremely well

Christopher Moore's latest novel SACRE BLEU is an extremely well researched off the wall romp through Paris' art nobility, taking place immediately after the death of Vincent Van Gogh. And some time before that. And during the time period shortly after the dinosaurs die...
Christopher Moore's latest novel SACRE BLEU is an extremely well researched off the wall romp through Paris' art nobility, taking place immediately after the death of Vincent Van Gogh. And some time before that. And during the time period shortly after the dinosaurs died...

No, I'm not crazy. What starts as two friends (one a baker, the other a drunk, whoring aristocrat) trying to solve the death of their friend and fellow painter Vincent Van Gogh turns into a delving into the supernatural as the two meet a model (Juliette) and her odd, surly, dwarfish companion known only as "the Colorman." Along the way, the two interact with many from Paris' art scene, as well as numerous art patrons, prostitutes, a donkey named Etienne, and a genuine mad scientist.

Anyone who has read Christopher Moore knows he has a wickedly warped sense of humor, and that shines through almost from the start in this book. But this book isn't just funny, it's so well researched it's almost educational. I am non-artsy, don't care a bit about Monet or Impressionalism, and still feel like I learned a ton about painters and styles of the day. On top of that, I had a pretty great time doing it!

Some of Moore's other stories took place in a world he created. But here he proves his ability to paint on someone else's canvas (wow, I learned more than I thought!), and in doing so adds another dimension to his work.

Christopher Moore fans, indeed fans of the comic novel in general, will thoroughly enjoy this book.

If you do not find this review helpful, please leave a comment so that I know how I may improve my reviews.

posted by Rob_Ballister on April 8, 2012

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I'm a HUGE, HUGE Chris Moore fan. I've read this entire collect

I'm a HUGE, HUGE Chris Moore fan. I've read this entire collection and love most of everything he's ever done. However, this book really let me down. I'm not sure if I just don't get it or it just isn't funny. This is not his usual biting sarcasm and wit. It has st...
I'm a HUGE, HUGE Chris Moore fan. I've read this entire collection and love most of everything he's ever done. However, this book really let me down. I'm not sure if I just don't get it or it just isn't funny. This is not his usual biting sarcasm and wit. It has started so slowly I just gave up.

posted by LeftOfSean on April 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Ready to buy

    The sample reads as another great book. I would like to know if all photos in the book are in the E-book. The story of van go is a best start.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    If you love early "modern art" and dark fantasy

    This was my least favorite Christopher Moore book. It had his usual absurd, irreverent tone, but it just seemed esoteric to me, like I wasn't really getting most of the novel because I was unfamiliar with most of the artists who were characters. If you love and are very familiar with early modern European artists (Van Goh, Whistler, etc.), especially those in the Parisian scene where most of this novel takes place, and don't mind irreverence & the macabre, I suspect you will absolutely love this novel.

    If you're a fan of Moore's other work, but not an art afficionado, then I suggest you give this one a pass; it's a lot more dense and obscure than most of his other books. I found it overall entertaining (with my small knowledge of modern art), but at times frustrating or even boring as he delved into different artist stories. The character development is not very strong as he seems to be relying on readers to understand and know the historical characters that he is referencing. It has humor, but is very dark (much darker than the other books I've read by him).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Not great

    It really lacks the humor that is normally in his books. It reads quite like a funny book without any humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    As usual with Moore, the writing and fantasy are top notch, but

    As usual with Moore, the writing and fantasy are top notch, but Sacre Bleu is far from the funniest book in the authors cannon.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    Recomend

    I found this book different from most books I read. It was interesting to learn about the great painters and how paint colors were made. At times it was difficult to follow but for the most part an interesting read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Enjoyed but

    not as funny as some of his past work. did enjoy the chunks of art history interspersed in the books; nicely encorporated into the story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Not Typical

    You have to give him credit to take us to this time and place and the insane amount of research to really get to know the artists, but not as lol as I am accustomed too. Not my favorite

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