Purchased this jewel the day it came out...Those Twihards ain't got nothing on nothing on me...I pitched a tent in front of Books A Million, put on my ugliest sweats and beanie hat, and tinkled in an orange juice container for...Oh, I don't know...20 minutes...:) Anyways, this is another fine piece of work from the WAY overrated *Totally kidding* Christopher Moore...This is not a laugh a minute like most of his novels but a book that will actually teach you while entertaining you...I'm not big into art but after reading and learning of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec I had to research more...Lautrec plays a prominent role in the novel and he is hilarious...I have a feeling that he would have been much like Moore portrayed him in real life...The research that Moore put into this work of fiction is amazing...Well worth picking it up and giving it a good read...Like another reader has stated I am now in a slump waiting for Moore to release another book...Too bad the guy has to sleep and eat and stuff...He should write 24/7 with breaks only to use the facilities...:)
While this novel is NOT one of the laugh-a-minute books that I've come to epxect from Christopher Moore, it is indeed a work of art.
With a smattering of historical facts interwined expertly with an imagined place in time, Sacre Bleu takes you deep into the world of the artists (and bakers, and hookers (oh my!)) of Paris in the late 1800s. It will open your eyes to a new way of viewing the masterpieces when next you walk into the local Art Museum.
Also, it has some very funny parts... I mean come on, it's Christopher Moore. He's often funny by accident. It can't be helped.
Christopher Moore hit another one out of the park. This book is much more subtle in its humor (but, still has plenty of LOL moments) and very well thought out. The characters are very well developed and he put his own personal spin on many of art's greatest painters. Mssr. Toulouse-Lautrec reminded me of Biff in many ways. I loved the inclusion of some of my favorite pieces of art.
Now, the wait begins for the next book.........sigh......
I very much enjoyed this book. The incorporation of a history lesson into this entertaining book was great. I had my lol moments which I have come to expect from Moore & his way of putting things was quite funny, ie. poopstick (sorry, have to read it to get it). This one is definitely one of my favorites of his - Second to Lamb!.. Read & enjoy!