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Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art - This is one of those "and a half" books - because while it isn't as plain as a three, it isn't as distinguished as a four.Moore isn't quite as funny as he usually is this time around - but he makes up for it with a breadth of audacious imagination. Painters all seemed to go crazy back in the day, right? Ever wonder why? Something in the paint, probably... but Moore posits that there's a supernatural something in the paint and that's a fun concept. The focus of the novel is never as tight as it needs to be and as a result, it feels listless and rambling at times - but that doesn't make it bad. It just makes it somewhat okay. It's worth reading for the blue ink, the full-color examples of various paintings, and the experience of seeing a gifted writer play around with some of the most gifted artists ever to live. You just might forget it shortly thereafter. A bit more, although not much, at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-rg