A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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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.


  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...

  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!

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

  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!