Sacre Bleu LP: A Comedy d'Art

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HarperCollins, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 592 pages
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It is the color of the Virgin Mary's cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the super natural. It is . . . SacrÉ Bleu

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers try to take his life . . . and then walk a mile to a doctor's house? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent claimed was stalking him? And why had Vincent recently become terrified of a certain shade of blue?

These questions confront baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as they seek the truth of their friend's untimely death, a quest that will lead them on a surreal odyssey through late 19th-century Paris.

A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history—with can-can girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure—SacrÉ Bleu is another masterpiece from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.

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User Review  - sbenne3 - LibraryThing

Another good showing from Christopher Moore. I am sure I miss some of the more subtle comedy since I am not an expert on impressionist painters . . . but it is still a fun read and done well. Read full review

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User Review  - zyphax - LibraryThing

Very interesting. Wanted to like it more than I did. I'm a null on the art history scale, so I suspect I didn't have the background to throughly appreciated it. Still though I do recommend it. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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