Art and mystery
Finding the poisonous powers of the sacred blue
The end when she converted him into the sci fi world.
I loved the book
Christopher Moore's books always leave me scratching my head at the question of where, exactly, the story strayed across the line from excellently-researched facts to fantastical & hilariously extrapolated possibilities (and, frequently, impossibilities). The characters are so "real", and the storytelling so expertly done, though, that I always end up surrendering myself to the flow of it, and not caring.
Moore pulled off this trick yet again with Sacre Bleu. If you enjoy clever, irreverent, mind-altering fun, this is the author for you. He is on my very short "read immediately" list.
Euan Morton's performance in narrating the book was excellent. His voicing of the characters was a perfect match for the kind of personal connection Moore creates for the reader.
I love when an author takes the time to incorporate some historical figures in his book. This was an untapped period of history the author used as a setting. His story plot was interesting and he played it very well.
This was another book where I felt so comfortable in the environment with the characters, that I mourned the end of the book.
I have read and enjoyed everything that Christopher Moore has written and attended his speaking and signing tour – right up until this book. Wow, what a boring, disjointed and hard to follow story! He said that his strategy now is to use “researching a book” as a way to write off an extended vacation. It is seems that most of his time in France was spent drinking absinthe and the green fairy was the inspiration for the Blue in this book. Maybe one needs to drink absinthe to enjoy this book…
I read reviews which described smiling and laughing for 12 hours. Maybe my version was defective and the wit was lost in cyberspace somewhere. I spent 6 hours (couldn’t force myself to waste any more time) waiting for the one-liners, wit and unique way of describing a scene which normally peppers his writing. Do you know how frustrating it is being teased for 6 hours with no pay off? The other telling thing is that I don’t care enough about any of these characters to find out what happens.
Again, I am a huge fan of Christopher Moore, which is why this book was so disappointing. Please don’t allow this to be your first book and get turned off by him. Everything else he does is brilliant.
This book made me giggle out loud and then do further research on impressionist painters. Who couldn't use a good laugh while learning something?
When musing over a painting, a woman remarks that she thinks the model is smiling because she 'bonked' the two men in the bushes. Scandalous!
Great comic timing & voice control- perfect
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec-he was the naughtiest of the painters and loved the ladies and booze
the individuals come to life with various accents and voice qualities
I got only one book, or maybe it is only one book, when I downloaded. But it seemed unfinished. The book, overall did not hold my interest, even though some of the characters were quite interesting.
As a big C Moore fan and a huge fan of the impressionist movement I was excited. Unfortunately disappointed just didn't have the fast paced wit I had come to expect.
Just wasn't funny.
I have enjoyed some of Christopher Moore's work in the past; but have found the quality sometimes a bit dodgy. Here however was a perfect balance of wit, plot, and characterization. There's actually some depth to these characters. This is a new level of writing for him. I hope he continues to write with this quality.