By Christopher Moore
Simply why do humpback whales sing? that is the query that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his staff poking, charting, recording, and photographing very large, rainy, grey marine mammals. till the intense day whilst a whale lifts its tail into the air to exhibit a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: chew me. hassle is, Nate's starting to ponder whether he hasn't spent somewhat an excessive amount of time within the sunlight. 'Cause nobody else on his crew observed something -- no longer his longtime associate, Clay Demodocus; now not their saucy younger study assistant; no longer even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (n? Preston Applebaum). yet later, whilst a roll of movie returns from the lab lacking the an important tail shot -- and his learn facility is trashed -- Nate realizes anything very fishy certainly is occurring. by means of turns witty, irreverent, attention-grabbing, complicated, and brilliant, Fluke is Christopher Moore at his outrageous most sensible.
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Supposed to stay like this for the next three days,” Nate said. As disappointed as he appeared to be, he was extraordinarily relieved that they wouldn’t be going out this morning. He had a rogue hangover, and his eyes were bloodred behind his sunglasses. Self-loathing had set in, and he thought, My life’s work is shit, and if we went out there today and I didn’t spend the morning retching over the side, I’d be tempted to drown myself. He would rather have been thinking about whales, which is what he usually thought about.
Nate could hear her tapping a pencil on her desk. She took notes during their conversations. He didn’t know what she did with the notes, but it bothered him. ” Why, why had he told her? Why? Now she’d rattle down the mountain in her ancient Mercedes that looked like a Nazi staff car, sit in the audience, and ask all the questions that she knew in advance he couldn’t answer. “That shouldn’t be hard. ” “Yes, but someone broke in to the compound yesterday, Elizabeth. ” There was silence on the line for a moment.
Quinn took the questions from the nonscientists.
Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (Today Show Book Club #25) by Christopher Moore