Even before I was a bookseller, a newnovel meant one thing: "read on sight". It never mattered to me what the plot or premise was, as I was confident that Moore's madcap writing would leave me both satisfied with my current read and complaining bitterly about having to wait for his next literary romp.
Well, the wait is over. Sacré Bleu is here.
Who was the the crooked little "color man" Vincent Van Gogh had claimed was stalking him across France? Why had the painter become deathly afraid of certain shade of blue? Van Gogh's friends, baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec vow to discover the truth of the artist's untimely death.
If there's anyone I would trust to lead me on a surreal, brothel-crawl deep into the art world of nineteenth century Paris it's the author of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.
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