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Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
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Jan 11, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: needs-review, libraryread-tcpl
Read from May 11 to 13, 2012 — I own a copy

Tore thru this novel over the weekend and was sad to see it end!
We follow a young baker/aspiring painter thru Paris during the dawn of La Belle Epoque as he and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec - an acquaintance- attempt to find out exactly what happened to Vincent Van Gogh. Beware of lovely women (who are not quite what they seem) and the color blue....

As always, Moore is vastly entertaining, occasionally bawdy, and you end up learning a thing or two along the way. For me, I'd rank this novel just behind Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal which is my favorite Moore novel... Tho I need to re-read Fool which may push this novel into third place .. ooh, and then there's A Dirty Job .. OK, definitely in my Top 5 of Moore novels..

While I'll probably end up revisiting this story via audiobook or e-book; I really have to recommend that you check out the print version, as it includes full color (albeit smallish) repros of many of the works of art discussed within the novel.
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