Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 15th 2004
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
I actually almost finished this on Sunday. By some stroke of luck I actually managed to read at my mom's house rather than just lying around. I was only about 50 pages shy of finishing when the Boys needed to be walked, and I never pass up walking my Boys. So blame them for the delay. I really lik...
Nathan Quinn is a world-renowned marine biologist studying whale songs. His whole purpose in life is to find out what it means. He thinks that he is close when a rash of vandalism and very strange activities interrupt his life. His office is trashed, data destroyed, his partner and research assistan...
Having only read one other Moore novel, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, I was a little disappointed in this one. I must say, this is only personal preference, as the book is well written and engaging, enough so that I was able to continue reading, anyway. I just didn't care about the characters....
There were a few things I didn't like about this book, but they were quibble-y writer-y things (as in, a couple of the characters were such...characters) that didn't change how I devoured the story like maple syrup-covered Jonah.