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From the master of British Horror, James Herbert, Fluke is the story of comes a story about a dog driven by an impulse he can't ignore. 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. Through out the novel, Fluke remembers bits and pieces of his former life as a human and this is what drives the story in a vague direction. Its an easy read and I always find that if I have another chance, maybe a dog would not be a bad place to start. 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.

His first novel, The Rats, was an instant best-seller and is now recognised as a classic of popular contemporary fiction.It’s not until later in the novel that he is able to discuss this aspect of his existence with a wise badger.

Fluke was also released on VHS on November 5, 1996 by MGM/UA Family Entertainment in North America (which has been edited for family viewing and was also available exclusively through Warner Home Video).

I was really surprised and totally transfixed with Fluke, a book about a reincarnation; a dog who has memories of once being a man and his journey to find the family he left behind. 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. This is a great read for everyone, oh and if you think its like the movie, its not, this is 100 times better than hollywood. The shocking truth was very good, especially because the truth became apparent to Fluke near the place everything changed for him. Whilst we’re constantly told that dogs are natural born optimists, what Herbert fails to mention is that they are also controlled by their stomach.

There he gets lucky, meeting Rumbo, a much older and more streetwise dog who takes him in hand (or paw) and shows him how to survive. It seems to follow the narrative of the book somewhat, but turns the whole story into a family-friendly film.Herbert’s writing is brilliant in this novel and his descriptions of life as a dog are so detailed and convincing that you would think he has been one himself at some point. Meanwhile, her friend Esther Summeson, who believes she is an orphan, gradually discovers the truth of her identity. Then, upon finding out it was the third in the series, I went ahead and got my hands on the two prior books.

We follow his story - which is told in the first person (or rather dog) - from being in a litter of pups, through his boisterous time of adolescence whilst living on the streets, to becoming an adult and his quest to find out the truth about his past. I first read this as a young teenager, but I only had the vaguest of recollections of it so it was love to revisit. I ran for nearly a day and, when I finally dropped, the last remnants of my old self had been purged.I wonder if this was Herbert’s response to that other anthropomorphic novel from the seventies, Watership Down. I have always admired this book, I love the way that you sit back and see life through the eyes of the dog, the colors, the ghosts and many other smells and intuition. Just listen to it again and it's still as great as the first time it's not horror but it shows that Mr Herbert could turn his hand to all sorts of writing. His first home is not a bad one either: true, he makes all the usual puppy-mistakes—crapping on the bedroom carpet and innocently shredding a pile of female clothing—but there are also warm evenings in front of the fire and a lawn to race, jump and roll about on during the long sunny days.

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