Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
by Christopher Moore
Review by Paul Haggerty
William Morrow Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061779756
Date: 09 October 2012 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Vincent's friends, baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, have their doubts. Now they're determined to answer the questions surrounding van Gogh's untimely death—like who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent claimed was stalking him across France ... and why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? Ooh la la, quelle surprise, and zut alors, what follows is a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, as the one, the only, Christopher Moore cooks up a delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history ... with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure.
(Source: William Morrow)