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I picked this up at a massive clearance sale at my local bookstore, and was surprised to discover how excellent it was Tuten s prose is delectable, and this novella perfectly showcases his style without being too drawn out I enjoyed the mix of reality and fiction, as well as the blending of time periods A lot of the themes of the book also resonated personally with me based on the experiences I have been dealing with recently. A book that you read as if in a fever dream is cliche, but what can I say I m not that original Frederic Tuten has written the story of Van Gogh from the perspective of a junkie, one in his present time and the other in the 1980s Lower East Side of Manhattan An unlikely bridge between worlds that works because of a dream logic that looks at art, obsession and love through a poetic lens I read this book in only a couple of days, which added to the unreality of it, so it now sits in my mind l A book that you read as if in a fever dream is cliche, but what can I say I m not that original Frederic Tuten has written the story of Van Gogh from the perspective of a junkie, one in his present time and the other in the 1980s Lower East Side of Manhattan An unlikely bridge between worlds that works because of a dream logic that looks at art, obsession and love through a poetic lens I read this book in only a couple of days, which added to the unreality of it, so it now sits in my mind like a recovered memory Is it true or not doesn t matter It s weird, disturbing and passes too quickly, just like life #READ EPUB õ Van Gogh's Bad Café Ä Vincent van Gogh created his life s work out of a vortex of passion and delirium so intense his paintings seem to burst off the canvas Now Frederic Tuten, the highly acclaimed author of Tintin in the New World, has imagined the personification of van Gogh s fervor and madness Ursula, one of the most beguiling creations in recent literature A morphine addicted, nineteen year old photographer, Ursula is van Gogh s lover and tormentor But she is lost to him, and he to her, when she steps through a crack in the wall of the Bad Cafe and finds herself in a strange world New York City at the end of the twentieth century Van Gogh s Bad Cafe is a fantastical romance set in two different eras It is a meditation on love and longing on van Gogh s psyche and his work on addiction to passion, drugs, art on the spirit of the nineteenth versus the twentieth century Tuten is no better than Tom Robbins, objectifying unlovable women with senseless worship which, while it is in a sensethan they deserve, is still just ownership.The girl is an asshole.The narrator has nothing better to do than convince himself he loves her.Van Gogh is a sketch, and a pathetic one at that.Why bother writing such beautiful albeit often pointlessly florid prose if you re going to put it to ends such as this There is no real discernable plot, however, the imagery created is fantastic If plot is not a concern to you, this is an amazing book One of my all time favorite books Time travel, obsession, addiction I love it. I d gotten this book years ago and it just sat in my room for a while because I couldn t get into reading it I think I was too young I finally picked it up again and read it in a day and a half and I really don t have many strong opinions on it The writing was very lyrical, although some parts were difficult to understand It was an interesting story about Van Gogh s lover Ursula traveling to modern New York City and meeting a struggling artist who parallels Van Gogh It has themes of addict I d gotten this book years ago and it just sat in my room for a while because I couldn t get into reading it I think I was too young I finally picked it up again and read it in a day and a half and I really don t have many strong opinions on it The writing was very lyrical, although some parts were difficult to understand It was an interesting story about Van Gogh s lover Ursula traveling to modern New York City and meeting a struggling artist who parallels Van Gogh It has themes of addiction, love, and despair Very interesting story though, especially if you like Van Gogh I also liked that before each chapter there was one of Van Gogh s little sketches If this book were hanging in a museum it would be referred to as avant garde as it mixes allegory, time travel and meticulous observations of addiction and the flaws modern society Essentially, Van Gogh s girlfriend finds herself in modern New York city after passing through a crack in a wall She collides with an artist who struggles as Van Gogh does thereby igniting an interesting exploration into depression, addiction, and creativity on two plains of existence past and present. First of all, it s such a little book I mean, it s about this size of my hand I kind of liked that Perfect subway reading size And I loved that each chapter started off with a cool black and white sketch drawing.But the novel itself I am pretty torn I think I ve decided that I liked it But let me warn youthis isn t really all that accurate about Van Gogh And it s a little fanciful Ok Very fanciful But the writingthe writing is beautiful So here we go The narrator starts the boo First of all, it s such a little book I mean, it s about this size of my hand I kind of liked that Perfect subway reading size And I loved that each chapter started off with a cool black and white sketch drawing.But the novel itself I am pretty torn I think I ve decided that I liked it But let me warn youthis isn t really all that accurate about Van Gogh And it s a little fanciful Ok Very fanciful But the writingthe writing is beautiful So here we go The narrator starts the book in present day New York City He s sitting outside somewhere on Avenue C, when a woman somehow magically steps through a wall She s Ursula, Van Gogh s once upon a time paramour She calls him Louis we never really know his real name So then the story flashes between present day Louis and Ursula and the past with Ursula and Van Gogh And it s all written pretty poetically.But it s a bit weird The whole Ursula coming to modern times And the narrator is clearly in love with her But Ursula is really just a spoiled girl who s main love is morphine Yes, there are a lot of drug references And the story with Van Gogh takes place in time, after he s been sent to the Saint Remy asylum, after he had the ear incident, and is in France Butin real life, Van Gogh met Ursula in Englandway before he was in France Hmmm Not too accurate.And it seems like instead of based in fact, the novel is based on the myth of Van Gogh The whole depression, alcoholism, love affair, obssesion, ear mutilation, absinthe drinking viewpoint Are all these things steeped in fact Some of it But this is an example When night fell, he d stick a candle on the brim of his hat and paint until the wax melted down to flickering stubs and the straw went up in flames, his hair and head along with it a red headed man on fire, lighting his palette with his fiery crown This is a famous portrayal of Van Gogh Does anyone know if Van Gogh really did this or is this just a famous legend I was under the impression that it s a bit of a legend.So my thought on this book I thought the writing was poetical and at times beautiful But it seemed that this was mainly the author s love storyhis love of the legend of Van Gogh And Ursualawell the character isn t factually represented so it sa tribute to the type of women Van Gogh may have been in love with So it s sort of a bittersweet novel to me Very poetic but I guess inaccuracies and fancifulness was sometimes a bit distracting In his lyrical love story, Van Gogh s Bad Caf , Frederic Tuten veers from the well trodden path of Van Gogh fantasy and speculates afresh how the artist could have only killed himself for the love of a woman A story in which life is not only mediated by art but the artist by love, this literary portrait of Van Gogh is sketched through Ursula, the sensual being who draws Vincent out from his lonely existence With a love that blooms as fervently as the oleander in Arles, the two solitary being In his lyrical love story, Van Gogh s Bad Caf , Frederic Tuten veers from the well trodden path of Van Gogh fantasy and speculates afresh how the artist could have only killed himself for the love of a woman A story in which life is not only mediated by art but the artist by love, this literary portrait of Van Gogh is sketched through Ursula, the sensual being who draws Vincent out from his lonely existence With a love that blooms as fervently as the oleander in Arles, the two solitary beings become one U and V side by side, for as long as there s an alphabet I recommend this short novel for anyone who is hopelessly in love with Van Gogh