Fluke (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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 (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.

  

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Keep a very open mind when reading this as it takes an extremely weird turn in the middle.

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It took me a while to get into this book. The story doesn't really pick up until mid-way (not that it wasn't interesting. It just had more setup than I expected) and then you have an instance of "WTF??" at which point I was hooked.

Contents

The Song
PART
PART THREE
Authors Notes
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Christopher Moore is the author of thirteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, and A Dirty Job. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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