Fluke - James Herbert Reviews
Description:ISBN 0330376179 / Author: James Herbert / Genre: Horror / From an early age, Fluke knew he wasn't an ordinary dog - strange memories of another life told him that once he had been a man.
Newest Review: ... comfort zone doesn't mean it's not good! I was unsure of reading this, but am so glad that I did. Following Fluke right from ... more
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by - written on 21/08/11 (Very useful, 98 readings)
Introduction James Herbert is a very succesful author; this success is justified by the usual quality of his work (The Fog, Haunted, The Dark etc). I got the feeling from reading Fluke that he had departed from his usual formula and was perhaps being a bit experimental. For experimental, read 'crap'. I will attempt to back up this opinion later on in this review; for now though, here's the review / outline of the plot. Plot The book is written as a tail (deliberatley mis-spelt, woof once if you got it!) told (barked) in the first person (or is it first dog, this is getting quite confusing) by a dog called Fluke. The story starts with ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/11/09 (Very useful, 132 readings)
Which is better; the domestic cat or the domestic dog? This is a silly question and is like asking which you would prefer; a million pounds or being forced to endure another season of 'The X Factor'. One of the choices is a joy, the other an evil feline. The way I see it is how long it would take my pet to eat me if I died in the flat and left them with no food. My loyal pooch would begin by lying at my feet and pining for his master; perhaps choosing starvation rather than sully my corpse. A cat on the other hand would be nibbling on my cheeks faster than you can say, "self obsessed preen freak". Cat people like them for their independence and better ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/11/02, updated on 12/11/02 (Very useful, 97 readings)
When James Herbert released his novel "Fluke" it was something of a departure for an author whose previous work had been firmly rooted in the realms of horror fiction. Fluke, still retained a supernatural element of sorts, but was a much more mellow novel focusing upon a man who has been reincarnated as a dog and which posed a few interesting questions about reincarnation and spirituality in general. Of course, it never actually did any exploration of those areas itself, but Herbert hinted at the question and got on with the business of spinning a good yarn, which is what he is best at. Anyway, if you want to read a book review there's plenty of them here .. Read the complete review
by - written on 26/04/01, updated on 26/04/01 (Very useful, 48 readings)
I am a great fan of books written by James Herbert having read in the past every book I could lay my hands on. Fluke was a great suprise and a change from a lot of his work I had read in the past. Fluke is a pup that is born on a hot day,his owners called him fluke, because it was a fluke that he was even born. From the time he opened his eyes he knew he was different, he didn't know how he knew he just did. The food was different, the smells were different, what or how he didn't know. He had entered a world that seemed strange. His voice said *bark* his brain said, well he didn't know really, it just didn't seem right. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/12/00, updated on 18/12/00 (Very useful, 59 readings)
I read this one years ago and haven’t had the opportunity (or inclination if truth be know) to read it again so my memory of the book is probably too jaded to give a real overview. Basically though it is a story of a dog that isn’t a dog, or at least it doesn’t think it’s a dog even though it is ….. confused ? Although its not a complicated plot (despite the above sentence) you do have to try and put yourself in the position of a man who isn’t a man but is a dog who doesn’t realise he’s a man although he has man thoughts … NOW your confused !! I’ll try and explain a bit more, the outline of the ... Read the complete review
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