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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I never knew I could be so interested in 1800's impressionist art, but here we are. This novel is so much different from the Christopher Moore books I have read in the past, but it still shares the ... Read full review

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2.5 stars-such a creative idea, excellent references to the artists and their work, but tried too hard and shockingly boring at times. 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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