Darbi Hebrank's Reviews > Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Fluke by Christopher Moore
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Feb 01, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: imaginative, humorous, nonsensical, refreshing
Read from February 01 to 11, 2011

this was my first Christopher Moore book. And it took me on a roller coaster of opinions. My father-in-law is the one who handed it off to me, saying, "I couldnt' get past the first chapter..." So I gave it a go. And for the first 1/5 of the book, I was smitten with the witty, cynical tone and the sassy characters. OVerall the narration never lost its appeal. But the turn the plot took, when the book went from suspenseful and refreshing to suspiciously out there, flirting with sci-fi... I dunno... I just couldn't fully embrace it. Although I can definitely give him credit for having such an imaginative storyline. And for telling just enough facts to make it all seem plausible. I did keep reading...and I'm glad I did. I really liked the characters... and I love the undercurrent (no pun intended) of "save the whales & other sea life" themes. I will have to tread lightly if I pick another Moore book though...I'd rather not pick one that is so biologically hard to ingest.
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