Dec 31, 2013

First Chapter: SACRE BLEU by Christopher Moore

 First Chapter, First Paragraph is a weekly meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

Prelude, first paragraph:
This is a story about the color blue. It may dodge and weave, hide and deceive, take you down paths of love and history and inspiration, but it's always about blue.
First chapter, first paragraph:
On the day he was to be murdered, Vincent Van Gogh encountered a Gypsy on the cobbles outside the inn where he'd just eaten lunch. "Big hat," said the Gypsy.
"Well, that explains it, said the woman. "The Louvre's a little pious, isn't it? Can't throw a round of darts in there without scoring three Madonnas and a baby Jesus. And Raphael was a lazy little fop." (ch. 5) 
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art by Christopher Moore
Published April 12,2013; Harper Collins
Genre: historical fiction, satire
Source: publisher
"Moore’s Sacre Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter who joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed suicide of Vincent van Gogh."


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the rollicking tone...I would keep reading. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Unknown said...

This sounds really different for me. I don't know if I would like the Satire or not. Sounds like fun though. Enjoy!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've never read anything but this author. It does sound like it has the potential to be fun. Enjoy and a Very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours.

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