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Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings


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iPad reader, October 8, 2011 (view all comments by iPad reader)
Each one of Christopher Moore's books that I have had the pleasure of reading, Fluke being the latest, is funny, poignant and full of strong, intelligent women and sweet, funny and vulnerable men. Fluke is packed with weird and wonderful surprises that make it difficult to put down, leaving one wanting to know how Moore ever came up with such a crazy idea. It is a pleasure to read a book where the characters truly care about each other and about their own lives. Nate and Clay have been working as whale researchers in Hawaii for many years together and have developed a strong bond with each other and a deep love for their subject. This particular summer they find a whale of a different stripe that leads them on a funny, crazy and mind-boggling adventure. I laughed out loud, embarrassed on the bus, read as fast as I could before the next stop and gasped and wondered at the originality of this great tale.
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lindarjg, September 2, 2011 (view all comments by lindarjg)
After getting hooked by "Lamb", my next foray into the fabulously creative mind of Christopher Moore was "Fluke":
The man has an astonishing imagination and sense of humor that makes his books more than just a fun read---
there's a love of life philosophy that is so heartwarming and, dare I say, transcendent of the story.
I'd love to hang out with this guy!!!
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Davey929, August 26, 2008 (view all comments by Davey929)
You have to let this book grow on you. At times it gets so strange and weird that you feel like you should just give up, put it down, and get a normal book, but it is completely worth it.
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katherine stevenson, October 13, 2007 (view all comments by katherine stevenson)
This wasn't my favorite book of Moore's, but still pretty good. An interesting imagination into why whales exist and what is really going on. I enjoyed the first part of the book much more than the last part ..but i think that is just cuz i couldn't quite get my mind around Moore's image of the underwater world. Although the killer whale folks seemed kinda creepy!
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Jennifer Moore, August 12, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Moore)
"Fluke" is a story that takes readers down a deceptively straightforward path, only to plunge them headlong over a cliff into wacky, whale-infested waters. It gets wierder with every page, but is irresistably funny and smart.
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Moore, Christopher
Harper Perennial
by Christopher Moore
by Christopher Moore
Psychological fiction
Humorous fiction
Humor : General
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7.92x5.58x.82 in. .55 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Moore is endlessly inventive in his description of the rubbery, watery world of Goo, and his characters are perfectly calibrated, part credible human beings and part clever caricatures. This cetacean picaresque is no fluke — it is a sure winner."
"Review" by , "One of the finest pieces of imagination since Anatole France's Penguin Island or George Orwell's Animal Farm."
"Review" by , "If the ghost of Jules Verne had conspired with Rudy Rucker and Tom Robbins to produce a novel, Fluke might very well make them hang their heads in defeat."
"Review" by , "Humor that seamlessly blends lunacy with larceny....Habit-forming zaniness."
"Review" by , "Hilarious, educational, and original....It is difficult to put the book down, for there are astonishing new developments on every page."
"Review" by , "Wonderfully strange and fall-down funny as always, Moore delivers, with moxie and wit, a satisfying collage of science, magic, comedy, fantasy, and Save the Whales propaganda."
"Review" by , "You're not likely to stumble across another book like [Fluke]....This cetacean picaresque is no fluke — it's a sure winner." San Francisco Book Review
"Synopsis" by , In his wacky new whale tale, Moore "writes in laid back fables straight out of Margaritaville, on the cusp of humor and science fiction." --Janet Maslin, "New York Times."
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