Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore which is due to be released on April 3rd

Absolutely nothing is sacred to Christopher Moore. The phenomenally popular, New York Times bestselling satirist whom the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls, “Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination” has already lampooned Shakespeare, San Francisco vampires, marine biologists, Death…even Jesus Christ and Santa Claus! Now, in his latest masterpiece, Sacre Bleu, the immortal Moore takes on the Great French Masters. A magnificent “Comedy d’Art” from the author of Lamb, Fool, and Bite Me, Moore’s Sacre Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter as he joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed “suicide” of Vincent van Gogh.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christopher Moore.  If you haven't read his books, check them out.  Or come over to my house, I own them all!  Whenever I have to explain my love of Moore I usually explain that I brought home A Dirty Job and read the first chapter or so right before bed.  An hour or so later, I turned over in bed and jumped because their was an eerie green light on my nightstand.  THE COVER GLOWED IN THE DARK!  If you are so willing to enter into the realm of absurdity that you create a cover that glows in the dark then you are the literary man for me!

Moore's books make me chuckle, giggle, guffaw and sometimes close my eyes and pound the couch while tears stream down my face.  His characters are incredibly unique and twisted with quirks and flaws that make them all at once completely absurd and oddly relatable (though that may speak to my own special brand of crazy).  If you haven't read any of his books yet, and want to get a head start, try Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - it takes a particularly disturbed (and fascinating) mind to spoof the life of Jesus and you will not regret exploring Moore's, just be sure to wipe your feet first, brain matter shows every speck of dirt. 


Kim@Time2Read said...

I haven't read much Christopher Moore, although I've been meaning to. I have read Lamb. I'll have to add this one to my list.

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Patricia said...

I haven't read ANY Christopher Moore, to my shame. v.v I'll have to! Which book would you recommend for someone who hasn't read any of the books? :)

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Zabet said...

I would recommend Lamb to most anyone, though there is a special place in my heart for A Dirty Job since it is the first one I read.

Jill said...

Welcome to WoW! So glad you're participating...

Zabet said...

Thanks Jill, I'm already excited for next week!

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