Oh YES, it is getting HOT out there. Time for all those sundresses, shorts, sunscreen, sandals, swimsuits to pair up with your icy cold beer, a very limey G&T or, better yet, a tall, ruby-red Pimm’s No. 1 Cup. Settle in the shade and let your troubles laze away for a bit as you savor our June selection:
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore, 2012, 432 pages
“The popular account of Vincent van Gogh’s suicide claims the troubled painter wandered into a field, shot himself with a revolver and then limped home to seek treatment. But that makes “no sense” to comic writer Christopher Moore. So he kicks off his bawdy new novel, “Sacre Bleu,” with a characteristically zany version of his own.” (Washington Post) “…a wryly madcap and sometimes touching romp through the late 19th century. …The mystery, which is slowly but cleverly revealed through the course of the book, is blue: specifically the exclusive ultramarine pigment that accents pictures created by the likes of Michelangelo and van Gogh. …Moore’s humor is, as ever, sweetly juvenile, but his arty comedy also captures the courage and rebellion of the Impressionists with an exultant joie de vivre.” (Kirkus reviews)
You can find both the book and the audio edition in the Orleans and Jefferson public libraries and the book is available online for as little as $3.99 plus $3.99 shipping.
As always, you wonderful people, I ask you to be respectful of everyone in the group. RSVP Yes only if you truly plan to read the book and attend. If, for some reason, your plans change, please change the RSVP so that another happy reader may take your place. I am starting to delete members after 3 times no-show.