Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore's newest novel drops the reader into Paris, France circa the late 1800's, when many of the best-known impressionists and other artists of the 19th century were coming into their own. The engaging and surprisingly funny story opens with a scene suggesting that Vincent van Gogh did not actually commit suicide as believed, but was murdered by the sinister Colorman he often referred to in letters to his brother. The book jumps from scene to scene non-chronologically, is told from the perspectives of various quirky characters, blends the real and surreal indiscriminately, and keeps the reader guessing about the true identity of the mysterious Juliette until nearly the end
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Review submitted by Ashley Kemp, Special Events 
Rating: Recommended  

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