Book Reviews of Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
Fluke Or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
Author: Christopher Moore
ISBN-13: 9781417629206
ISBN-10: 1417629207
Publication Date: 6/15/2004
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
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Helpful Score: 6
Hilarious. Weird. Fast paced. Weird. Couldn't put it down. Did I say weird?
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Helpful Score: 6
Christopher Moore's imagination is unbelievable. This is the third book of his that I've read and I'm still amazed at his creativity. He definitely thinks outside the box - actually I'm not even sure he's ever seen the box. I also love the fact that he's a little demented, he always makes me laugh. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of his books.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was certainly interesting! When I started out reading this, I thought it was going to be a humorous satire similar to Carl Hiaasen's novels. In fact, I had just finished Hiaasen's "Native Tongue" a few weeks ago (highly recommend). It started out that way with the story of Nate Quinn and his crew studying the songs of humpback whales with a lot of humor thrown in. Some of it was laugh out loud funny such as the story of the women researchers being assaulted by a pair of whale "willies". But then the story went to bizarro land! I must say that Moore has a heck of an imagination and strayed way outside the box with this one. I don't want to spoil this for other readers so I won't say too much about what happened, but you do find out the fate of Amelia Earhart! Overall, a moderate recommendation. I will look out for Moore's other works to see how they compare.
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Helpful Score: 3
This may well be one of the oddest books I've ever read... and it's not the first I've read by Chris Moore so that's really saying something. He truely has a way of taking something of interest (why do winged whales sing anyway???) and going somewhere with it you'd never imagine ending up.
I've absoluetely laughed my butt off while reading the books of his I've read so far and this one was no exception.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a very funny and sometimes poignant book about whales, friendship, loyalty and discovering wonder in unexpected places. I liked the characters Nate, Amy, Kona, Clay and the Old Broad.
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Helpful Score: 3
I want to say this wasn't the best Moore book I've read, but I've only read like 4... but besides that, the man is obviously insane. Where does he come up with this stuff? Dude... this was one screwed up book! Having said that, it did make me nostalgic for Hawaii, where I lived for several years.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very very good. Very funny. Well done. Somewhat uneven, but the good parts are really, really good.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is definitely one of Christopher Moore's better ones. I enjoyed it immensely. It's great to find books that aren't predictable at all. They follow their own logic. Very nice!
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Helpful Score: 2
Not my fave Moore vehicle...But still worth a read...It's like taking a trip to Sea World hopped up on a full case of Red Bull's, an entire bottle of No Doze, and not a wink of sleep in 2 weeks...Only exception is there are no crying, cotton candy covered kids...Anywho, I am a Christopher Moore stalker...So I don't know what I'm talking about anyway...I'm THIS close to catching him in my highly elaborate butterfly net...He's a slippery b****rd...
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Helpful Score: 2
Funny, Weird, and totally worth your time.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first Christopher Moore novel. I found myself chuckling under the covers at some of the absurd scenes, witty exchanges between the characters, and the hilarity of the entire books premise. Quite enjoyable!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book starts out "normal" in the real world, then takes a left turn into the world of the weird and strange. I laughed and scratched my head and couldn't put it down. By the end, Moore had me thinking, "maybe this could exist..."
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Helpful Score: 1
Bizarre and original book that is funny and engaging. You won't forget this one. Absolutely worth a read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is part mystery and part science fiction with some laugh out loud moments.
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Helpful Score: 1
I like Moore's style - somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but there is method to his madness.
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Another good one by this author. He's as out there as Stephen King, but at the opposite end of the spectrum!
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What a wonderful imagination Christopher Moore has--though I wonder what kind of upbringing he had--he must have had very understanding parents lol! This book is set in Hawaii on the Island of Lahania. My family went to Maui a few years ago and the description of the channel in between the two islands brings back memories of my dad and I snorkeling out there by the harbor. This is one of the most creative books I have read in a long time--this is not my normal genre (which is historical fiction). I'm reading it for a book club and am pleasantly surprised. Will definately look forward to more Moore. =)
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I can't get enough of this author! He is witty and entertaining. I wouldn't pass up one of his books!
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H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!! And so are all of Christopher Moore's books. He's a comedic genious and one heck of a story teller. So worth a read if you love books that make you laugh.
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Very funny, but I would suggest you start with one of his other books (Bloodsucking Fiends or Lamb) before tackling this one.
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Christopher Moore has a rich fantasy life. I enjoyed the story but I like anything that is not predictable. It is funny, it has mystery, and it is a quick read. Although I like the writing, the surprise ending was just a little too over the top for me.
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another riot by Mr Moore. love the deeper context of the final twist. this guy's hysterical and a fine writer.
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Another great Christopher Moore book! I love listening to these on CD, they make my drive so much more interesting.
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It's not Lamb, but it's a good story.
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Very imaginative and funny. An adventure.
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Funny and kind of out there.
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Another fun read by Christopher Moore.
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An unusual blend of science, offbeat humor and nature. I love Christopher Moore's books because his take on life is delightfully skewed. This unabridged audiobook book serves up even more than his usual wickedly funny fare.
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I can't get enough of this author! He is witty and entertaining. I wouldn't pass up one of his books!
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I can't get enough of this author! He is witty and entertaining. I wouldn't pass up one of his books!
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Not as good as Lamb, but still a good read.
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I can't get enough of this author! He is witty and entertaining. I wouldn't pass up one of his books!
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I can't get enough of this author! He is witty and entertaining. I wouldn't pass up one of his books!
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I can't get enough of this author! He is witty and entertaining. I wouldn't pass up one of his books!
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If you have yet to be introduced to Christopher Moore, let me warn you about reading this book in designated quiet areas. Moore's writings have a tendency to tickle all the funny bones in your body until you explode with laughter.
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It's class Christopher Moore. Funny, irreverent, sexy. I read it in a day.
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I can't get enough of this author! He is witty and entertaining. I wouldn't pass up one of his books!
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A whale watcher sees a whale flip his tail up and it says Bite Me on it. Christopher Moore is hilarious!
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Not one of Moore's best books, in my opinion.
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i wasn't sure how this book was going to turn out because even though i like , no love what i've read by c. moore the beginning of this didn't catch my attention. i held on though- and loved loved loved it! it is funny, but i love the story and it's just such a great theory. definitely read it, and stick through it!!!
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PLEASE NOTE: This book was received without its dust jacket. It is in otherwise good condition and does not affect the hilarity whatsoever. ;0)