2/8/2013: This was a very fun read and I will probably read more of Mr. Moore (sorry) in the future. I particularly enjoyed the white boy surfer from New Jersey posing as a Rastafarian with Hawaiian ancestors. Mr. Moore clearly did some research on biology, marine biology and whales in particular. It made the book that much better.2/3/2013: After "Great Expectation" I am taking a break before embarking on "Les Miserables". Christopher Moore books have been 'popping' up as books I might be interested in and this one hit B&N's daily deal at $1.99 (or $2.99, I can't remember) so I bought it.Marine Biologist, Whales and Hawaii. I hope it's half as funny as it sounds.