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Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

GREAT read for a vacation in Hawaii!

I loved this incredibly imaginative and very funny book when it first came out, and bought it again (Nook version this time) to read on vacation in Hawaii, where Fluke and the whaley boys lurked (In fact, I'm on Kauai, where Christopher Moore once lived.)

Just as hap...
I loved this incredibly imaginative and very funny book when it first came out, and bought it again (Nook version this time) to read on vacation in Hawaii, where Fluke and the whaley boys lurked (In fact, I'm on Kauai, where Christopher Moore once lived.)

Just as happened on the first read, I started to dread finishing the book by the time I was halfway through, and am just as sad now that it's done--I really miss Kona and the entire wacky team! What incredible yarns Moore weaves, with even some actual education on the side! Now re-reading Island of the Sequined Love Nun.... long live Christopher Moore!!!

posted by magric on November 5, 2010

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Let Down!

I love Christopher Moore. He is definitely in my top five. However, this book was not very good. The characters were very underdeveloped and he humor wasn't even that funny. It was kind of sad. Everything else by him is like an A+, but Fluke is probably like a D.

posted by DeDeFlowers on August 19, 2010

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    Let Down!

    I love Christopher Moore. He is definitely in my top five. However, this book was not very good. The characters were very underdeveloped and he humor wasn't even that funny. It was kind of sad. Everything else by him is like an A+, but Fluke is probably like a D.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

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    Funny but subpar work from Moore.

    Christopher Moore is without a doubt my favorite author. After reading Bloodsucking Fiends I have done everything in my power to read all his other novels. I have now almost read them all and loved them until Fluke. While the typical Moore humor is in place this story is maybe too weird for me to get into. The quirky characters that are always present in his work are still in here but not as memorable as other books. Overall, the story is funny but not enough for me to enjoy, sadly.

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  • Posted January 14, 2009

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    eh

    I thought this book was going to be really good. Many people have recommended it to me. However, I wasn't a big fan of it. I thought it was completely bizarre, and to me it seemed to drag on. I could not wait to put it down. Although i will not forget the story line, it seemed to put a big impression in my brain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2004

    From Fiction to Fantasy

    While I truly enjoyed reading the first half of Fluke, I was struck by the switch from reality-based fiction to sci-fi/fantasy. I'm not oppossed to fantasy, but Moore never prepared you for the switch he was about to make. I found myself thinking for the whole second half of the book, 'Are you serious?' Moore never made the world believable to me and his characters lost depth as he wandered off the sci-fi edge.

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    Posted July 25, 2010

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