Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring under the sea/l mermaid Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   fish/flipper

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes 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

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