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Thoughtful, irreverent, and often hilarious, Moore has crafted a tale that contains a bit of the saga of declining whale populations due to hunting and habitat destruction, as well as his over-the-top, decadent wit as applied to scientific methodology and professional jealousies. Moore notes a pasty, rival scientist "looked like Death out for his after-dinner stroll before a busy night of e-mailing heart attacks and tumors to a few million lucky winners," and that killer whales (which are all named Kevin), are "just four tons of doofus dressed up like a police car." Smart, sincere, and a whale of a story, Fluke is terrific. --Michael Ferch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is a quick, fun read that will leave you laughing out loud at times.
The plot overall is as crazy and unexpected as you would expect from Moore, but seems to drag a little toward the end.
When you read the book you really feel like you know the characters and you'll learn some nifty facts about whales.
This book is, in my opinion, not that great for readers of my age (14-18, so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone younger than 18). Read morePublished 19 days ago by Diane Miller
Stop whatever you are doing and READ THIS BOOK. Moore's writing is entertaining and fun. This book has a wonderful mix of, mystery, humor, and style. Simply fantastic.Published 22 days ago by Kazimier Buryn
Nate is a middle-aged biologist studying whales in Hawaii. His main problems involve securing research funding, getting along with the other scientists all packed into a small... Read morePublished 24 days ago by A. Luciano
I'm so happy to have found Christopher Moore along with his sarcasm and his wit. Better late than never. One more thing... Shut up and stop killing Whales.Published 1 month ago by rainorshine
To be honest I did not know what I was expecting when I picked up this novel from the local library, I was not sure if it was going to be a comedy or science fiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by themadlibrarian
Not my favorite of his. Not sure why, just didn't catch me. I DID like Kona and Nate, just thought this was an unexpected whiff from Christopher Moore. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathi Koenig
Hurry and write another before I am forced to read each of your books a second time, Mr. Moore.
Fluke started slower and more reserved than past CM books... Read more
It's Christopher Moore,for heavens sake. :). If you haven't read any of his work, start now. You will be amazed.Published 2 months ago by Cecilia C.
Loved the story and the imagination of the author. Very entertaining.Published 2 months ago by Sammie Peterson