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Book Title: Fluke|
The author of the book: James Herbert
Edition: Pan Macmillan
Date of issue: April 1st 1999
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 39.46 MB
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Reader ratings: 7.6
ISBN 13: 9780330376174
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"It seemed then as if I were seeing sky for the first time, and in a way I was, through different eyes. I gazed rapturously at the blue ceiling for several moments, until the rays of the sun made my eyes mist over, causing me to blink rapidly. It was then I realized what I was. I wasn’t shocked, for my new brain was still functioning mainly as it should, and memories were still lying dormant within. I accepted what I was; only later did I question my new beginning. But at that time, I thought it was perfectly normal to be a dog."
What would be your reaction, if one day you woke up and found yourself trapped inside the body of a dog?
Will you go insane if each of the sights that you encounter for the first time through your new eyes – or the dog’s eyes – feel maddeningly familiar?
What if waves after waves of unexplainable emotions and hazy memories drive your little body towards an unknown goal, only to find that sometimes even your most trusted memories can be warped and distorted beyond truth?
‘Fluke’ by ‘James Herbert’ – who is often referred to as the ‘English Stephen King’ – is a ‘chilling yet warm’ kind of supernatural tale, told through the thoughts and sights of a confused and special dog – a dog who is ‘Fluke by name, Fluke by nature’ -, which can delight you as a reader.
James Herbert as an author
James Herbert was a British writer who thrilled and terrified readers across the globe with some of the best-selling supernatural thrillers and horror stories ever written. His macabre tales, often featuring some of the scariest of evil elements and with a sales figure of more than 50 million copies, were enjoyed even by non-English readers thanks to translations into more than 30 languages. His tales of the supernatural are often written with a flair to thrill the reader and have elements of horror, crime and fantasy which adds to the enjoyment factor.
Stephen King was all praises for James Herbert’s dark fantasy novels:
"Herbert was by no means literary, but his work had a raw urgency. His best novels, 'The Rats' and 'The Fog,' had the effect of Mike Tyson in his championship days: no finesse, all crude power. Those books were best sellers because many readers (including me) were too horrified to put them down."
‘Fluke’, a canine’s world
In ‘Fluke’, James Herbert successfully paints a world for the reader through the perspective of a dog; a perspective, which is both charming and heart-breaking at times to read. When you read the blurb of this book, the plot may seem template based on the surface, but the fluency and the make-believe manner, in which he describes the common sights, sounds and smells that surround us humans re-scaled from the sensory viewpoint of the canine is one of strengths of the book. The skill with which James Herbert characterizes ‘Fluke’ as a confused and vulnerable dog - rather than portraying him as a scary ware-wolf kind of character – makes it very original and a pleasant and engrossing story lingering on the borders of being paranormal.
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.
‘Fluke’ is a grim story, but the element of horror is pretty subtle when compared to the author’s other stories; with ‘Fluke’ James Herbert is focusing more on narrating a story which can entertain and move the reader with gentle waves of chill, warmth, sadness and even a touch of humor. The descriptions of the diminutive world as seen through the eyes of a mongrel and his tormenting memories rising from the depths of his consciousness are a delight to read. Perfect for a relaxed weekend reading.
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Read information about the authorJames Herbert was Britain's number one bestselling writer (a position he held ever since publication of his first novel) and one of the world's top writers of thriller/horror fiction.
He was one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-three other languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his 19 novels have sold more than 42 million copies worldwide.
As an author he produced some of the most powerful horror fiction of the past decade. With a skillful blend of horror and thriller fiction, he explored the shaded territories of evil, evoking a sense of brooding menace and rising tension. He relentlessly draws the reader through the story's ultimate revelation - one that will stay to chill the mind long after the book has been laid aside. His bestsellers, THE MAGIC COTTAGE, HAUNTED, SEPULCHRE, and CREED, enhanced his reputation as a writer of depth and originality. His novels THE FOG, THE DARK, and THE SURVIVOR have been hailed as classics of the genre.
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