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Cerulean Fantasy

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.



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  • Bridget C.

    Excellent meetup as always! Just wanted to mention- there was some discussion about other books that used historical events as a backdrop for comedy (darkly humorous historical revisionism?) and I thought of another recent author who does that- Seth Grahame-Smith... the most famous of his is probably Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Personally, I liked Unholy Night better (his version of the events that took place as the three wise men fought their way through human enemies and the forces of evil to rescue a young family with a really important little baby and get the trio to Egypt)

    June 27, 2013

    • Lorraine L.

      Oh that Unholy Night sounds very good. Thanks Bridget!

      June 27, 2013

  • Astride

    Had a great time!

    June 25, 2013

  • Hope D.

    Sorry all. Won't be able to make it tonight. Cut my hand (working on my car) and at hospital. Might need stitches and don't think I'll be out in time. Have fun. See you all next time.

    June 25, 2013

  • Doc C.

    I read this story of the Muse and Color man, but this "colored" man can not make it tonight. Sad face :-(

    June 25, 2013

  • Francie

    Shoot. Apparently my work retreat is going through late dinner tonight, so I'll miss this. So sorry, esp. because I picked the book. :-) I'll give you my quick opinion...not my favorite C. Moore, but I liked it ok. have some wine for me!

    June 25, 2013

  • Arianne

    Ran out of time to finish the book.

    June 25, 2013


    Sorry, bought the book, it's great. I did sincerely plan on finishing it. Things just got too crazy with work for me. I will make the next one I RSVP.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies to the group, but cannot make because of newly scheduled meeting for work. I hope someone can take my place. Ag!ain, I apologize to everyone

    June 23, 2013

  • Caryn S.

    Sorry to have to cancel but I have out of town guests visiting.

    June 21, 2013

  • Lisa P.

    argh, i've had to extend my visit with family & won't be back in time--so sorry to miss this!!

    June 3, 2013

  • Bridget C.

    see you there!

    May 30, 2013


    Can't wait to meet some new people and talk some books AAAAWWWWWYYYEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

    May 30, 2013

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