Monday, September 17, 2007

#75. Fluke

Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore


Pages: 311
Finished: Sept. 17, 2007
Reason for Reading: I wanted to read another Christopher Moore book and this was the only one available at my library.
First Published: 2003
Genre: humour, science fiction
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

Amy called the whale punkin.


Comments: This was a wonderful book! I won't even try to give a plot summary as it starts out weird and just gets weirder and weirder from there. Even though strange, I found the story incredibly compelling; this was a book I couldn't put down. Also very funny, in a Terry Pratchett kind of way. Not as burst-out-laughing funny as A Dirty Job, but still pretty hilarious. This is my second book by Moore and I now must read everything he's written. He's simply brilliant. His characters are so real, even though they are very eccentric and often times out-of-this world (literally) they come across incredibly real and likable. I think I'll go back to the beginning and read his first book next, Practical Demonkeeping.

4 comments:

  1. This is one of only a couple books by Christopher Moore that I haven't read yet - possibly because I hate being at the point where I've read them all and have to sit around waiting for the next one! I'm glad to hear you liked it - maybe I'll give it a try when I get through all these library books that are looming over in the corner...

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  2. Heehee, I'm whittling away at my library pile, too.

    I've read some mixed reviews on this one but I think if you enjoy either weird or sci-fi (or both) you'll like this one. I can't wait to read another by him!

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  3. Christopher Moore is just so funny!! I haven't read Fluke yet, but I do have it!!

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  4. I enjoyed this too, but that one horrible scene won't get out of my head! You know which one I mean! Whenever anyone mentions this book, I picture that scene again. GROSS!

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