Sacré Bleu

Sacré Bleu

[a Comedy D'art]

Audiobook CD - 2012
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It is the color of the Virgin Mary's cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the supernatural.It is . . . SacrÃ% Bleu.

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life . . . and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue?

These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends'baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec'who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th century Paris.

Oh lÃe lÃe, quelle surprise, and zut alors! A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history'with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure?SacrÃ% Bleu is another masterpiece of wit and wonder from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.

Publisher: [New York] : HarperAudio, p2012.
ISBN: 9780062097408
0062097407
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Morton, Euan 1977-

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Dvdbaker87
Oct 06, 2017

Well written but a bit raunchy for my taste. Didn't know it was "rated R"... made the mistake of listening to this audiobook with my son in the car and it wasn't the greatest.

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JudithE
Aug 22, 2015

Unexpectedly wonderful. Funny, interesting, unexpected, clever, with a good reader. I didn't know this author before, and I am now hooked. I recommend to anybody who's not offended by sexual content and some swearing.

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ctreader
Jan 27, 2014

After listening to the book on CD, I went back to the first two "tapes" and finally the story made some sense. Unlike Moore's other books, this one took a while to find its sweet spot. Nonetheless, the CD reader was excellent. Moore's humor took a while to come out of the clouds, but by the end of the story, it was a sunny day!

Maggie_Rose520 Oct 19, 2012

Excellent! I loved this story. Sacre Bleu differs from Moore’s other works in that it seems more involved, more researched and the plot is more finely woven. Moore’s humor and wit remain with bitingly sarcastic characters, outlandish events and a story interspersed with real historical figures and events. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. I kept wondering how Moore was going to end the story, while I had suspicions it was not too obvious until the very end which I appreciate in a book, keep the reader guessing, a twist. I would recommend this to anyone who loves tales of the absurd and doesn’t mind some vulgarity.

kerrinm Jul 04, 2012

Brilliant! Loved it!

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smichal
Jun 24, 2012

Absolutely horrible. Can't believe this is the same author who wrote about the Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. It's like he made up some history of a bunch of famous artists all being friends. I borrowed the book on CD version. Returned it after CD #2. It was a struggle to get that far. The English narrator mispronounces tonnes of French words too. A mess.

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nitetraino
May 11, 2012

This is a difficult story to evaluate based on other of Moore's stories. It's disjointed and not easy to follow. It barely rates as a comedy d art as claimed. 6 of 10 stars

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