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I applaud James Herbert for this book, This book is one of the reasons why he deserved that OBE he got. There is so much love, care and personal involvement running through the very backbone of the tale that it seems to breathe with the very life of Fluke.

But it is during this period that Fluke begins to have dreams or memories of a previous life as a human; as a husband and a father. I’ve been amazed at and chuckled over the neuroses in the animal world: I’ve met a pig who thought he was a horse; a cow who stuttered; a bull who was bullied by a shrew he shared a field with; a duckling who thought he was ugly (and he was); a goat who thought he was Jesus; a woodpigeon who was afraid of flying (he preferred to walk everywhere); a toad who could croak Shakespeare sonnets (and little else); an adder who kept trying to stand up; a fox who was vegetarian; and a grouse who never stopped. The novel itself centres on Fluke, a mongrel who wanders the streets, driven by hunger and hunting a quarry he can not define.Lynch layers his voice with urgency and a desire for revenge as he evokes Fluke's desperate need to find out what happened to him and his human family. It was story I knew that people would love: the tale of the shy, clever, autistic boy and how he met David Bowie, who was kind to him, and as magical as anyone could hope for. Nikki from United Kingdom After reading this book, you will never look at the world through the same eyes.

The film's human actors acquit themselves admirably under the circumstances, but there's no question that the stars are Comet (as Fluke) and Barney (as Rumpo), bolstered by excellent trainers and special-effects personnel. Fluke is inquisitive about their ability to communicate with each other and when he tries to talk about his previous life as a human Rumbo refuses to discuss it. I've talked with, eaten with, and played with so many different species my head aches trying to remember them all. Meanwhile, her friend Esther Summeson, who believes she is an orphan, gradually discovers the truth of her identity. If I spent most of the time reading your review wondering when Fluke was going to come across a bitch, that probably says more about me than about Herbert.With his own emotional attachments to the story (with both the characters of Fluke and Rumbo) Herbert ends the novel with a monumentally heart-warming and beautifully concluding ending. I hadn't considered reading Fluke before seeing the slightly soppy movie adaptation of it, when I was about 9 or 10, being as the front cover resembled those of the many other James Herbert books my parents owned- all of which, I believed to be quite scary. Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page.

Given its' short length and how well received it was, yes, because the mystery in the book allowed for a great twist at the end. Instead, it is a beautiful story about the adventures of a dog told in first-person by that dog who was once a man. The author takes the reader through many gripping and entertaining scenarios that ‘Fluke’ encounter while going through the confusions and quests caused by the lingering memories in his mind; memories which take him through his life towards an unknown destination and a surprising and pleasant climax. Those niggling feelings that there is somehow something more in his past, desperately wanting to be remembered.Fluke was released on VHS on November 21, 1995 and LaserDisc on November 28, 1995 by MGM/UA Home Video in North America (which was presented in the theatrical version and available exclusively through Warner Home Video). I was expecting the plot to end in a certain way and for the most part my assumptions were correct, although I was pleasantly surprised by the twist right at the end.

This “explanation” is the sort of lazy-minded cod-mysticism I won’t bother going into, but the story itself is anything but: it’s gritty, poignant, often funny—and with a real extra twist at the end I didn’t see coming at all. For the most part, however, this novel doesn’t have a specific purpose other than to follow Fluke’s many interesting experiences. During all this, Herbert answers the meaning to life, the universe and everything (and it's not 42). Fluke’s experiences are sometimes brutal but there is also kindness and joy; as Fluke often tells us—dogs are optimistic creatures.Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. I know of films and books to go down similar routes but I believe this is the first time I personally have ever read a story where our protagonist is a man trapped inside of a dog's body. Being a lover of the horror books that existed in the seventies and eighties, my mother hand plenty of good reads stashed throughout the house.

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