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Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
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May 01, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 22 to May 01, 2012

IMHO, Christopher Moore is one of the most humorous writers around today. He has a talent for finding hilarity everywhere -- setting, plot and especially dialogue.

While the plot of Sacre Bleu twists and turns, it is even, good reading across the board. He uses some innovative methods of using prints of famous works of art and adding hilarious subtitles to them. The pace was thick and plodding at times, however, and sort of slowed down the overall flow of the book. It is almost as if he is trying too hard to represent the most notable of Van Gough's contemporaries in his work for simply the sake of being present.

It is not a light read and demanded a lot of attention. Many of details are subtle, brief and obscured. Not the kind of book you can breeze through. But the diligent reader is rewarded with plenty of laughs, interesting characters and a sense of wonder (disbelief?) about Paris and Europe during this time period.

Good reading.

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