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Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Written by Christopher Moore

Average Score: 60(2)

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 (né 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.

Book Details

Paperback, 321 Pages
Published by HarperCollins on June 01, 2004
First Published by Thorndike Press in 2003
ISBN-10 006056668X
ISBN-13 978-0060566685


Andromeda Spaceways Inflight magazine | Simon Petrie
Review Rating: 80
The writing is tight, consistently funny, often genuinely moving.
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Graemes Fantasy Book Review | Graeme Flory
Review Rating: 40
I just didn't get it I'm afraid.
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