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Fluke Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore

Fluke Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore: another wonderful book by the author of Island of the Sequined Love Nun and Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story.

In Christopher Moore's newest book, Nate Quinn, a marine behavioral biologist is consumed with the question of why whales sing. Until the day, that is, that while out observing the whales he sees one with "Bite Me" written on its tail.

So begins Nate quest to find out exactly what the hell is going on. During this adventure, we meet characters that only Moore could bring to life this well - Clay, Nate's partner in Maui Whale; Amy, the luscious, brilliant research assistant that Nate has a thing for; Kona, the dreadlock-wearing, pot smoking white boy from New Jersey who speaks Rastafarian; Elizabeth (AKA The Old Broad) who supports the researchers. There are also the assorted people - like Nate's ex-wife and other biologists - that lets you know that you are definitely reading a Christopher Moore novel.

I always love reading one of Moore's books. No where else can you find a sentence like "Quinn felt like he'd just smacked a bag of kittens against a truck bumper" or learn a phrase like "action nerd." A hell of a funny book with a really interesting premise that's well worth reading.

(Finished on August 28, 2003 for Zuly’s Reading Room.)

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Wow girl you have been busy reading....I can't keep up. *lol*

.: Martie said on August 28, 2003 12:21 PM :: link it :.

While I adore Christopher Moore, I found this latest to be lackluster. While there were moments of great humor, it felt to me like he was just going through the motions. If you're merely being derivative of yourself, is it still derivative? On the other hand, Lamb was probably his best book, and broke out of his usual mold.

.: Lynne said on August 29, 2003 09:25 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at August 28, 2003 11:27 AM to see this post.

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