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The acidly funny first book starring the subversive sleuth in one of the most successful mystery series of all time. Fletch is an investigative reporter whose. : Fletch and the Man Who (): Gregory Mcdonald: Books. Fletch [Gregory McDonald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . Fletch Irwin Fletcher. A down-and-out beach bum among the drug-ridden.

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Fletch (Fletch, #1) by Gregory McDonald

I always enjoy it, but quite often all I ever remember is Chevy Chase in many disguises and the mono-thematic Harold Faltermeyer score which rivals his music for Beverly Hills Cop with its ability to stay in your head for decades. Fletch has been on my shelf for years and I never thought about picking it up and reading it but I just got tired of looking at the much worn paperback cover, so wanted to read it, get it out of my house to replace with a better read.

This article first appeared in Mystery Scene Winter Issue Gregory Mcdonald skillfully juggles the novel’s multiple plots and threads the two main ones together at the end without straining credulity. While reading, my respect for Chevy Chase’s charm and comedic talents was refreshed.

His fights with his incompetent editor are more serious and not playful, and the alimony of two failed marriages is a real problem and not just a joke. Maybe I’m just so used to the similarly toned Spenser novels from Robert B. What he discovers is that the proposition is anything but what it seems. Buy this book Fletch and the Man Who He is a master of entrapment. I was looking forward to revisiting Fletch–this time on greegory read by Grehory Jon Miller–as I had enjoyed it and the movie with Chevy Chase back in the 70s.


He called his boss a ‘stupid bitch’ to her face, fine. View all 3 comments. And when they talk they sound like a Dick-and-Jane book. It had the elements I enjoy so much in reading books: It is engaging, though not, as one reviewer on Goodreads put it, likeable. The sequel, Fletch Lives?

Fletch plays along and agrees to kill Stanwyk. Mcdonzld this book Carioca Fletch May 07, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 21, David rated it really liked it Shelves: The film based on this novel is an under-rated title that I’ve seen probably 4 times, the most recent time being maybe 10 years ago.

Buy this DVD Includes both films. This book is a well-executed mystery, with clues to get you thinking but not give away the ultimate end-game.

The main plot of both remains the same. Having last read it nearly 20 years kcdonald, it was a very pleasant surprise for me to discover how much I still like and admire this book — funny and tender, tough and unsentimental yet very cleverly plotted too — works like a dream.

The plot is deceptively simple and reading it forty years on, it’s a great look back to the early ‘s.

It was a fitting choice for a fond farewell, as the passage had been, years before, an introduction—a bold fanfare that announced to the mystery world that someone important had just arrived on the scene. Mostly because “Fletch” doesn’t possess those mcdonalx qualities that make it rise beyond being a genre novel, such as the wonderful metaphors and moral weight that make Chandler’s “The Big Mcdonld and “Farewell, My Lovely” five-star books for me.


This was the first book he recommended. While crime fiction is littered with anti-heroes, they usually have a quality that endears them in some way to the reader. This site uses cookies. Even readers who never picked it up themselves can guess the novel that begins with those punchy, pithy lines.

You’ve tortured us all with surprise endings that made no sense. The action in the story moves well, the story telling is narrative voice and McDonald does an excellent tletch of giving the reader all the facts up front to follow along with Fletch.

Want to Read saving…. In Confess, FletchMcDonald introduced another popular character, Inspector Francis Xavier Flynn, a brilliant but eccentric police detective who serves as a foil for Fletch.

Fletch Series

Fletch, at least when we initially meet him, is a hotshot LA-based newspaper reporter beset by a hypertense and demanding editor, two ex-wives hungry for alimony although arguably hungrier for Fletch himselfand a coterie of military men determined to award Fletch a Bronze Star he doesn’t want. You are commenting using your Grebory account.

Mcdonald wrote 26 published books over the course of a decades-long career, yet when he died last September at the age of 71, tribute after tribute turned not only to the same novel but the same excerpt to illustrate his considerable gifts as a storyteller.

A jawline like a shovel scoop. He could go anywhere, do anything, and talk his way out of anything. What do you want me to do? I didn’t like the voices all sounding like the same person.

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