Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

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Paperback, Perennial, 2004, ISBN# 006056668X
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A whale researcher's unusual observation of a humpback whale with "Bite Me" scrawled on its tail starts an adventure involving an age-old conspiracy, a megalomaniac undersea ruler, and a bizarre long-distance love affair.

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A whale researcher's unusual observation of a humpback whale with "Bite Me" scrawled on its tail starts an adventure involving an age-old conspiracy, a megalomaniac undersea ruler, and a bizarre long-distance love affair.

Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me.

Trouble is, Nate's beginning to wonder if he hasn't spent just a little too much time in the sun. 'Cause no one else on his team saw a thing -- not his longtime partner, Clay Demodocus; not their saucy young research assistant; not even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (ne Preston Applebaum). But later, when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot -- and his research facility is trashed -- Nate realizes something very fishy indeed is going on.

By turns witty, irreverent, fascinating, puzzling, and surprising, Fluke is Christopher Moore at his outrageous best.

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Number of Pages: 321
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: FICTION_HUMOROUS
Author: Moore, Christopher
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780060566685
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 006056668X
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5.0 stars 5/2/2008 by geekyTechWriter
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I've read some other books by Christopher Moore, and he is always hilarious--I was a fan about a third of the way into his first book. I was lucky I didn't discover him when he first started writing novels, because I'm enjoying the supreme indulgence of being able to devour book after delicious book without having to wait. In his earlier work, he was funny and intelligent, but his irreverence was a little more coarse. In Fluke, it all comes together. It's hilarious, smoothly irreverent, has a completely bizarre plot that you can nevertheless picture clearly, and is polished with more research than his previous novels. (Even his disclaimer and acknowledgements will give you a few chuckles.) I won't give anything away, but I loved the ending. Actually, I loved the whole book, as I think nearly anyone would, so long as they aren't the type to throw it down in outrage upon reading bizarrely comical scenes like the whaley boys waving their members in unison. There are some weirdities like that in the book, but Christopher Moore's style keeps you snickering and gasping and LOLing at absurdities throughout. His characters really grow on you, and along with a new view of whales and those who study them, (and a whole lot of bizarre images of Goo) you come away with a good feeling. And if you're like me, you'll want to share it! Fluke is a completely satisfying and hilarious story.

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