Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Book - 2003
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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 (n#65533; 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.

Publisher: Perennial,� 2003
ISBN: 9780060566685
006056668X
Branch Call Number: AF MOOR

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

I wouldn't call this a funny book so much as a book with funny parts. I'm not very impressed with my first Christoper Moore book, but from what I heard as I was reading, it's a lot deeper than his other books, and probably not the best book of his to begin with.

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

In Christopher Moore's typical zany, imaginative, and yet touching style, he brings to life the science of studying Humpback whales in Fluke. The concepts are unique, the science is real (most of it), and the characters are interesting and fun. I love that he makes me laugh out loud, and then pause to think, pretty constantly. I liked Lamb better, but as books not penned by Moore go, this is a good one.

I recommend it for fans of contemporary fiction, behavior science research, humpback whales, science fiction (that doesn't take place outside of this world), and Hawaii.

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JessicaLynne
Jan 07, 2012

This book is unlike all of the other Christopher Moore books I have read. It's believable until about half way through the book. After that, it is way more laid back and weird, just like all of his other books. I really liked how he used a real life thing and made into a funny book. This book has a big, dramatic plot and lots of dramatic characters; everyone and every conflict was always changing. I don't think many people would like this book because there was a lot of biology stuff in it. I really liked it though. I did not like Nate's and Amy's relationship at all. I don't think you should change a relationship at the end of a book and it seems like all of Christopher Moore’s books have that. It makes me mental. But besides that, it was an awesome book

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malavoie
Dec 08, 2009

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Nathan Quinn, a prominent marine biologist, discovers a strange underwater world while studying whales.

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Dec 08, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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