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Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
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Jul 10, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: alternate-history, art, fiction, librarybook, illustrated, fantasy
Read from June 20 to July 09, 2012

Oh, this is just wonderful. Everything from the book production (the cover, the blue ink, the illustrations with their captions taken from the text) to the plot and characters, wonderful. And the writing: the writing is nothing but a pleasure. I don't often laugh aloud at books; with this one, a lot. "He tried to assume the beatific look he'd seen on the Renaissance Virgin Marys in the Louvre, but he only succeeded in looking as if he were being touched inappropriately by the Holy Ghost." See what I mean? Even the donkey, the Colorman's donkey, has character (and a hat). And how can you not love an author who titles his afterword "So, Now You've Ruined Art"?

Yes, it's irreverent and bawdy, quite bawdy. Plus, a great deal of art and artists and art history. I don't see anything that would be dangerous for a teen, but there's plenty to give conservatives the whimwhams. Plus a guest appearance by Sherlock Holmes. Oh but I love a brilliantly funny book!

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