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YMMV / Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

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  • Nightmare Fuel: Overlaps with Squick. Imagine being beaten around by a ten-foot whale penis and then having gallons of whale semen dumped on you.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: It starts off pretty well. The main character, a marine biologist named Nathan Quinn, sees the words "Bite Me" written on the tail of a whale and decides to investigate. Nathan works with a quirky and interesting supporting cast of fellow marine biologists. There is romantic tension between the introverted Jonas and the more extroverted new girl. There is a rivalry between the biologists and the evil corporation that are hinted to be doing something evil. And there is a nice environmentalism theme too. Then, halfway through the book, Nathan is kidnapped and spends the rest of the novel walking around a giant monster of sorts while the supporting cast sits on their hands and try to figure out where he is.