Book Review: The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne

The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne by M.L Longworth

The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne: A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery by M. L. Longworth (New York: Penguin Books, 2015. 320 pp) M. L. Longworth is the author of the Verlaque and Bonnet mystery series set in Southern France. She has lived in France for over seventeen years and splits her time between Aix-en-Provence, where she writes, and Paris, where she teaches writing at New York University’s Paris campus. Starting from the Middle Now We’re Here My favorite television critic, Todd VanDerWerff, often bangs the drum of starting a television series at any point. If you hear a show gets going in the third season, don’t waste time with the preliminary seasons just to get to the good stuff. You’ll… Read More →

Book Review: Sacré Bleu

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore (New York: William Morrow, 2012. 432 pp) Christopher Moore is the author of eleven novels, including Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck. He grew up in Ohio and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography. He divides his time between San Francisco and Hawaii. What If? What if the historical narrative surrounding Vincent van Gogh is incorrect? What if he hadn’t committed suicide? Is it typical for a suicidal person to shoot himself in the chest and then walk a mile to receive medical attention? What if color killed van Gogh? Or, more specifically, van Gogh’s colorman? With this question, Christopher Moore’s hilarious work, Sacré Bleu, unfolds. Parisian Painters… Read More →