Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
A rollicking tale that features special printed map endpapers and more than two dozen masterpieces of art throughout the book, SacrÉ Bleu is better than a day at the museum! It is the color of the Virgin Mary's cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger,... show more
A rollicking tale that features special printed map endpapers and more than two dozen masterpieces of art throughout the book, SacrÉ Bleu is better than a day at the museum! 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 supernatural. 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 attempt to take his own life . . . and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends—baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec—who vow to discover the truth about van Gogh's untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late nineteenth-century Paris. Oh lÀ lÀ, quelle surprise, and zut alors! A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history—with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure—SacrÉ Bleu is another masterpiece of wit and wonder from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Pages no: 403
Edition language: English
I liked this book more than I thought I would. At the end of summer term/beginning of fall I thought I would challenge myself to read 100 pages a day. I lasted about a month into the fall semester. I think reading 100 pages a day really kept me in this book though. Otherwise I might have put it down...
Sacrebleu! Si fa presto a dire Blu. Ma se diciamo “sacré bleu”, la storia cambia. Oh, se cambia! Il sacro è il blu più bello e prezioso, si ottiene dalla polvere del lapislazzulo. Salpa dall’Oriente e approda in Occidente. Eccolo, è il blu oltremare. Il sacré bleu. E dal sacro pigmento prendono vita...
I've been putting off reviewing this book mostly because I don't know what to say. For a Christopher Moore book it didn't leave much of an impression. The signature humor that I have come to expect from a Moore book was lacking. I didn't really care about the characters. I can't really say it was ...
This was great! I have been a fan for years, but these last couple of books have both been so different and unexpected. I even enjoyed all the shameless name dropping of the artists throughout.
This was my first Christopher Moore book (though I've had his books recommended to me different times).Parts I loved, other parts were ok. It's a (strange?) mix of historical/art fiction, fantasy, almost-horror, & maybe a few other styles tossed in there too. Love the parts about the history of the ...