Fletch (Fletch, #1), Confess, Fletch (Fletch, #2), Fletch’s Fortune (Fletch, #3), Fletch and the Widow Bradley (Fletch, #4), Fletch’s Moxie (Fletch, #5). 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. Son of Fletch [Gregory Mcdonald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Fletch learns there are four ex-cons on the loose in his part of the.

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Books by Gregory McDonald. Trivia About Fletch Fletch, 1. All in all, it seems like Hollywood took a good mystery with some funny lines and a dark undercurrent to it, including a flawed main character, then they sanded off the rough edges and brought in Chevy Chase, who did what worked for him rather than making an effort to portray it as written in the book.

May 15, Jonathan rated it flefch it Shelves: Remember these books were better than the movies. After the movie rletch out inmy friends and Fletcy watched it dozens of times on video and my fifteen year old self was delighted to learn that there was a whole series of books that the movie was based on.

Enough time to develop the main character and get a decent feel for the rest of the cast and create an intriguing plot. Listed in mcvonald order in which they were written. Your comments, suggestions, corrections and contributions are always welcome. Fletcher is no exception. Journalism may feed upon itself. The big screen Fletch is some sort of master of disguise adopting all kinds of ridiculous false identities.


Some of McDonald’s dialogue would probably get a red lining by today’s editors. Fletch Too, Comment: Fletch Won 9. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book version of Fletch is amoral, or at least puts aside his morality, to do what it takes to get the story right, even if it mcdobald putting his own life and health on dletch line.

Some later volumes in the series have their detractors. The lone man in my book club likes only very dry factual NO speculation history Emmet Walsh, George Wendt, Geena Davis It doesn’t take the source material too seriously, but that’s mxdonald of it’s off-kilter charm. It’s complete garbage compared to the wonder of the reading experience. Clipped dialogue has flashes of humor.

Apr 12, Patrick rated it it was amazing. The Buck Passes FlynnInference: The ending was great. As close as Mcdonald has come to a ghost story. Once again, good read. The Official Gregory Mcdonald Website.

As an aside, a movie was made from the book starring Chevy Chase as Fletch.

Evidently Smith has held flstch film rights to the book series for a while now, and has been quoted as saying “I actually learned to write dialogue by reading Mcdonald’s Fletch books. His style has been among the most widely imitated since he first demonstrated it, although never very successfully.


One of the all-time richest veins of movie quotes is Fletch.

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There were rumours back in or so that director Kevin Smith best known for slacker comedies such as Dogma and Clerks and referred to around here as “the other Kevin Smith” was developing a film based on the prequel novel, Fletch Won. I was pretty bored with it though. The running gag of him pretending to be various people let him act like an idiot while still being the smug guy who is playing everyone. Colonel D Top Contributor: Actors are only one with oneself while one is being someone else.

This was a great read the second time around. South; Fletch And The Man Who wherein the once doggedly anti-establishment Fletch finds himself working for a mainstream presidential campaign; and finally Son Of Fletch and Fletch Reflected which actually focus more on the mystery-solving exploits of John Fletcher Faoni, a young man who claims to be Fletch’s illegitimate son, conceived during the events chronicled in Fletch’s Fortune. S – Please avoid the movie.

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See all 89 reviews. Jul 28, Marc Wisner rated it liked it. It’s a decent mystery and Macdon I was looking forward to revisiting Fletch–this time on audio read by Dan Jon Miller–as I had enjoyed it and the movie with Chevy Chase back in the 70s.