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Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Titel:      Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
Kategorien:      Belletristik
BuchID:      309
Autor:      Christopher Moore
ISBN-10(13):      006056668X
Verlag:      William Morrow Paperbacks
Publikationsdatum:      2004-06-15
Edition:      Reprint
Number of pages:      336
Sprache:      Deutsch

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Beschreibung:      Amazon.com
In his entertaining adventure-in-whale-researching, Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings, Nathan Quinn, a prominent marine biologist, has been conducting studies in Hawaii for years trying to unravel the secret of why humpback whales sing. During a typical day of data gathering, Nate believes his mind is failing: the subject whale has "Bite Me" scrawled across its tail. Events become even stranger as the self-proclaimed "action nerds," Nate, photographer Clay, their research assistant Amy, and Kona, a white Rasta (a Jewish kid from New Jersey), encounter sabotage to their data and equipment. They also observe increasingly bizarre whale behavior, including a phone call from the whale to their wealthy sponsor to ask that Nate bring it a hot pastrami and Swiss on rye, and discover both a thriving underwater city and the secret to what happened to Amelia Earhart.

Thoughtful, irreverent, and often hilarious, Moore has crafted a tale that contains a bit of the saga of declining whale populations due to hunting and habitat destruction, as well as his over-the-top, decadent wit as applied to scientific methodology and professional jealousies. Moore notes a pasty, rival scientist "looked like Death out for his after-dinner stroll before a busy night of e-mailing heart attacks and tumors to a few million lucky winners," and that killer whales (which are all named Kevin), are "just four tons of doofus dressed up like a police car." Smart, sincere, and a whale of a story, Fluke is terrific. --Michael Ferch



05.07.2009 Bewertung:  5 Anonym vergibt 10 von 10 Punkten

UserpicWenn man Christopher Moore liest, sollte man sich generell von öffentlichen Plätzen fern halten, es sei denn, man hat kein Problem damit, seltsam angestarrt zu werden, weil man alle 20 Sekunden laut vor sich hin kichert.

"Fluke" ist so witzig und außergewöhnlich wie man es sich von Moore erwarten kann, setzt aber nochmal einen drauf, da es diesmal erstaunlich verrückt wird. Die Charaktere sind - wie immer - großartig, sogar die Nebencharaktere unglaublich gut ausgearbeitet, und Moores Ideen einfach nur unglaublich. Von hohlen Walen über ganz neue Weltentstehungstheorien ist da alles dabei. Und Chris Moore's Humor wird von Buch zu Buch besser!

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