Monday, May 09, 2005

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

Date Started: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Date Finished: Sunday, May 8, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
A fairly good read, though definitely not my favorite Moore book. It didn’t seem as satirical as his other books, perhaps because the subject matter was a bit more serious, and I didn’t find myself laughing out loud as much as I have in previous Moore stories. It got off to a slow start and it wasn’t until really part 2, about page 100 or so, that it became more like a typical Moore book.

That said, I did like the book overall, and in a strange twist of fate, I actually learned a thing or two about whales in the process. (Moore includes some notes at the back stating which parts of the story were and were not based on truth and fact.) As I mentioned above, it became more zany and typical Moore in part 2, and I found myself liking the book a lot more after having reached that point. :)

The quote that BlueAmazon pulled out about “can I get an amen”... that was pretty funny! BlueAmazon, if you liked this book, you’ll LOVE Moore’s other stuff! He’s definitely one of the most zany, satirical authors of our time.

See the BookCrossing journal page for this book for more info and relevant links.

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