Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Caged Whale Sings Christopher Moore.
William Morrow: 2003
A big disappointment after Lamb, this is still a good book. Whale scientist Nate Quinn discovers the ultimate conspiracy: at first you think it’s local scientists, then the government, then aliens, the . . . it’s the original organism that evolved on Earth. This thing–Goo–can create and control life via DNA (or something like that. It kind of makes sense when you are reading it, but only kind of.)
Moor is off on his humor on this one. Yes, there are some funny parts, but nothing hilarious, and there are no consistently funny characters. Moore seems a bit too concerned about making the far-fetched storyline work than becoming engaged with any of his characters or developing any themes beyond a preachy save-the-whales moral. Still entertaining, but not up to his others.