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Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
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Apr 24, 12

bookshelves: christopher-moore
Recommended for: Serious fans of Christopher Moore
Read from April 04 to 24, 2012, read count: Once

Sacre Bleu is an overlong, meandering tale, set in Paris during the height of the Impressionist movement. It introduces a few too many painters, jumps time and perspective a bit too often, and doesn't make its science-fiction elements clear to the reader for far too long. But despite its flaws, I enjoyed the subtle humor hiding in various corners and characters, the surprising scope of the story, and the art history I learned about that period in time.

Christopher Moore fans should be warned, however, that the author seems to take his subject matter here a bit more serious than in his previous novels, and hence, the tone seems a bit off, other than with the character of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was an absolute gem.

(It should be noted that my expectations as a fan of Christopher Moore probably skewed my opinion of this book as a stand-alone work)
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