|Plot Summary of Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings|
Nathan Quinn, a marine biologist has been studying humpback whales for years, trying to figure out if their song has any great meaning behind it.His big adventure starts when one day off the coast of Hawaii he sees a humpback whale with a message written under it's tail.The message reads "Bite Me", he can't believe what he is seeing. Nate along with his other crew members, Clay the photographer, Amy his research assistant, and Kona a wacky self-proclaimed Rastafarian. This crew has an elderly and very weatlhy benafactor who receives phone calls supposedly from a whale asking for a pastrami sandwich. The crew begins to suffer setbacks when their equipment and the data they have gathered gets sabotaged. Then crew memebers start to disappear, and Nate discovers a very strange world as he sets out to find them. What follows is a very different, and amusing view of life under the sea, among the Humpback and Blue whale popluation. Get ready for a new twist to the idea of how and why the earth was populated. You will also learn what really happened to Amelia Earhart, and what the Humpback whales song is really saying. All in all, a very amusing and entertaining book, as long as you don't take it too seriously.
This synopsis report prepared by Gerry Arquillo
|Chapter Analysis of Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring under the sea/l mermaid
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Kind of animal
- 20th century
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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