Fluke

Fluke

[or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
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Marine biologist Nate Quinn is in love with the majestic ocean-dwelling behemoths who have been singing their haunting song for twenty million years. But why do the humpback whales sing? That's the question that has Nate and his crew filming, charting, and recording every whale that crosses their path. Until one day when a whale lifts its tail to display a message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite Me ... No one has ever seen such a thing; not Nate's longtime partner, not world-renowned photographer Clay Demodocus, not their saucy young research assistant, Amy, not even spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman, Kona. And when the film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot and their research facility is trashed, Nate realizes that something very fishy is going on.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2005.
Additional Contributors: Irwin, Bill 1950-
Summary: Marine biologist Nate Quinn is in love with the majestic ocean-dwelling behemoths who have been singing their haunting song for twenty million years. But why do the humpback whales sing? That's the question that has Nate and his crew filming, charting, and recording every whale that crosses their path. Until one day when a whale lifts its tail to display a message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite Me ... No one has ever seen such a thing; not Nate's longtime partner, not world-renowned photographer Clay Demodocus, not their saucy young research assistant, Amy, not even spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman, Kona. And when the film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot and their research facility is trashed, Nate realizes that something very fishy is going on.

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laurenalm
Feb 21, 2017

This is... One Strange Book. However. This book is hilarious, imaginative, thought provoking and even informative in places - if you are capable of accepting the oddity of it all. I read this book years ago, and the first time I read it I was blown away by the bizzare surrealism. It completely eclipsed the parts of the book that I have come to enjoy the most about it (upon reading it a second time). Christopher Moore has a way with words that shines at times with beautiful and poignant imagery. It also had a certain nostalgia for me because of the inside jokes and surprisingly accurate depictions of living in Hawai'i and the world of marine researchers.

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