Sacre Bleu, A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore
The title pretty much sums it up, it’s a book about the color blue, about art and artists and it is a comedy.
The author wrote an extremely clever and imaginative plot that revolves around two characters – Blue and the Color man – and their influence on art and painters in illo tempore.
It starts with the suicide / assassination of Vincent Van Gogh and from then on is a roller coaster trip over the major names in art of the 19th and early 20th Century, it’s smart, it’s engaging, it keeps on your toes all the way and gives you a great insight (although partly fictional) into an era where things were just being reinvented all the time.
Christopher Moore made a prodigious investigative work to write this book, just for all the things that one can learn, it would be worth reading it, but it’s much bigger than that, it’s an exercise in intelligent humor.
If I had to rate it I would give it 85 out of 100.
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Thank you for reading!