Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

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Harper Collins, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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.”
—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, Sacré 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 Sacré 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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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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Contents

Title Page
The Women They Come and
The Wrestling Dogs of Montmartre Paris
Pentimento
Gentlemen with Paint Under Their Nails
Portrait of a Rat Catcher
The Blue Nude
Aphrodite Waving Like a Lunatic
The Dark Carp of Giverny
Breakfast at The Black
A Sudden Illness
The End of The Master
Amused
The Architecture of Amusement
The Painted People
The The The The and the Color Theorist

Nocturne In Black and Gold
Camera Obscura
Le Professeur Deux
The Woman in The Storeroom
We Are Painters and Therefore Somewhat Useless
The Little Gentleman
In The Latin Quarter
The Case of The Smoldering Shoes
Regarding Maman
Two Grunts Rising
The Last Seurat
So Now Youve Ruined
About the Author
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Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and The Serpent of Venice.

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