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Fluke [Kindle Edition]

James Herbert
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

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He was a stringy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define. But he was something more. Somewhere in the depths of his consciousness was a memory clawing its way to the surface, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest. The memory of what he had once been. A man . . .

‘The author has an undeniable knack for thrilling, as few other writers have . . . he sure can tell a devil of a story’ Literary Review


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"The author has an undeniable knack for thrilling, as few other writers have . . . he sure can tell a devil of a story." --"Literary Review"

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"The author has an undeniable knack for thrilling, as few other writers have . . . he sure can tell a devil of a story." --"Literary Review"

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 460 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330376179
  • Publisher: Pan; New Edit/Cover edition (11 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050AM5IA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,541 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James Herbert was not just Britain's number one bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he held ever since publication of his first novel, but was also one of our greatest popular novelists. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty-three novels have sold more than fifty-four million copies worldwide, and have been translated into over thirty languages, including Russian and Chinese. In 2010, he was made the Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was also awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to literature. His final novel was Ash. James Herbert died in March 2013.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i really believed i was a dog!!! 4 May 2002
Format:Paperback
i read this a year or so ago and still remember it well... this book is one of the most unique and best stories i ever found. The way that the perceptions, thoughts and emotions of fluke the dog are described really give an insight into what it must be like to be a dog(?!). I found myself really involved in the story and couldnt put it down, and im not a big reader. Its just so different and interesting its addictive. I really recommend this to anyone, you will never think of our canine companions in the same way again! :o)
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not your average James Herbert story� 2 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you are looking for your next James Herbert horror then this is NOT the book for you. If you want traditional Herbert terror then I would thoroughly recommend the Rats trilogy. (The Rats, Lair, and Domain.) They are all individually brilliant books and together create a truly terrifying and climactic epic. The Fog and '48 are also both fantastic Herbert chillers. If however you fancy a break - a little light relief - Fluke might be the book for you. Fluke is a story about a dog, so if you're a dog-lover, don't miss it. Its style reminded me a lot of stories by Walt Disney (101 Dalmatians, The Fox and the Hound, etc.) It's not scary, or gripping, but this heart-warming story is beautifully written, has a good ending and is enjoyable to read.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fluke. James Herbert 26 Oct. 2005
Format:Paperback
After reading nearly all of Mr Herberts novels i was pleasently suprised by Fluke. Differant from his usual horror stories this is more about a story of life, and an enjoyable one at that. It makes you think and i promise you wont look at animals in the same light again, a cracking read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Helen Simpson VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
For some reason this one never appealed to me as much as the usual JH horror stuff, like 'The Rats', 'The Dark' etc. However I was pleasantly surprised. Not your standard horror book but certainly delves into life and death, a topic which fascinates most of us.

The story is told in the first person (or should that be the first dog?) and the author conveys 'being a dog' brilliantly.

We learn how 'Fluke' as he is eventually known feels different from other dogs and we follow his journey as he seeks to find out the truth.

Wonderfully written and beautifully described...with just the right amount of poignant moments...especially the end.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling. 9 Aug. 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I simply couldn't tear myself away from this book, and when it ended it left me desperate for another of its kind - which I have yet to find.
At times I read with a smile on my face, at others with a tear in my eye. This is a fantastice tale written from the viewpoint of a dog who believes he was once a man. The story tells of his hardships as a puppy and the unfloundering determination he has to find the family to which, he believes, he once belonged.
The story is beautifully written, with little dialogue and is unlike any other of Herbert's work with which I am familiar. A truly spellbinding piece of literature.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a dog's life! 31 Aug. 2012
By ElaineG TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a cracker of a read, but anyone who expects this to be a horror book will be in for a shock. I first read it many years ago but only had a vague recollection of it, so it was like opening up a brand new book. It is the story of Fluke - a dog with a difference, who has vague puzzling memories of the time before he was a dog - of when he was a man. He doesn't have full memory of his previous life, just bits and pieces, but enough to realise that he once had a family and came to a violent end. We follow Fluke's adventures in life, from birth, his first unsuccessful home, an animal rescue centre, living as a street dog, right up to his final adventure when he decides to find his human family. We also meet his friends, including Rumbo the hard nosed street dog, Victoria the bitchy cat, a fox who lives up to a reputation of being sly, and the friendly badger who finally puts him in the picture regarding his past life.

From the description you could be forgiven for thinking it might be a bit like those old "Homeward Bound" dog and cat voyage type movies - but it is far less sugary and more gritty - it is about survival on the streets and although Fluke meets humans who are kind to him and feed him, he also comes up against some very very sinister characters indeed who basically destroy his trust - especially in little old ladies!

It is a fantastic read, and James Herbert has written it so well with such wonderful description that you really get the feeling that maybe he was once a dog in a previous life and is writing from memory. After reading it, you will never look at your dog in the same way again. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic 17 Nov. 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
In a hundred years time which ones of the current horror/sf/fantasy novels will people still be reading? Fluke is a true classic, if you enjoyed Watership Down and The Hobbit then get this, you won't be disapointed.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful and charming story 3 Feb. 2002
Format:Paperback
This is a surprise. With Herbert, you usually got a gore-fest, and when I started reading this book about a man who finds himself in a dog's body, I imagined there would be lurid descriptions of dogs ripping apart other living things, probably humans. Far from it. This book is as cleverly written and as skilfully told as anything by Richard Matheson or Jonathan Aycliffe, and I do not make such comparisons lightly. 'Fluke' describes the dog's (told in the first person-or should that be in the first dog?) quest to discover his previous humanness. It is a journey both of discovery and self-awareness. Herbert vividly describes what it (probably) feels like to be a dog, capturing the world of smells and canine desires; and the lingering sense of his previous humanity that propels him to discover who he was before he became a dog. The ending is moving without being sentimental. An unusual and satisfying book and one that I can fully recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great, fast read!
Published 18 days ago by Allan
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Great writer!
Published 1 month ago by TL
4.0 out of 5 stars I've only read about 2/3rds of this book.
I've only read about 2/3rds of this book. It's very different from other books i've read & it seems it was a library bok but i will be passing it on to a charity
Published 1 month ago by Helen Esgrove
5.0 out of 5 stars Fluke
Loved this book! Wish it was longer, I could have read so much more!I loved reading about him being a dog, it reminds me of my own dog.
Published 2 months ago by mark fincham
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Mesmerising
Convincing, thought provoking and really hits the spot. This was the first James Herbert book I read, and for many years I quoted this as my all time favourite book (The film isn't... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Michael Read
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow- left me cold
Wasn't quite sure what to expect from this novel as everyone whose read it says it's very different from his normal genre. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sonia
4.0 out of 5 stars Read this in my Easter holiday break and enjoyed sitting curled up...
I did really enjoy reading this book again, I read it back in the 80's and had forgotten the end so I couldn't put it down towards the end of the story but i was a little bit... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Julie Moody
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the soul read and another James Herbert classic
I read this when first published and just had to read it again. Good for the soul read and another James Herbert classic!
Published 3 months ago by Beverley Townsend B.townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I just love this book
Published 4 months ago by Maggie Forrester
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant as always
Published 4 months ago by MRS J GALLAGHER
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