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    Fletch Fletch #1 Gregory McDonaldFletch is a 1974 mystery novel by Gregory Mcdonald the first in a series featuring the character Irwin Maurice Fletcher A millionaire businessman named Alan Stanwyk approaches Fletch to hire

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    When posing as a drug addict on the beach to find out the source of the beach's main dealer Fletch is hired by a rich man dying of cancer to kill him But does Alan Stanwyk really have cancer? That's what Fletch wants to find outI've watched both Fletch movies but not for a couple decades at least When this pop

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    Treasure of the Rubbermaids 5 The Underhill Account The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found

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    Dear FriendsI read 141 books last year however regretfully I did not meet my challenge Thus far this year I've read nine books including this book Fletch published in 1974 Out of all those books this might be the most entertaining of them all It had the elements I enjoy so much in reading books a mystery; great character development; a very likable protag who has a multitude of personal issues particularly two ex wives who he owe

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    This was a pretty enjoyable read and an interesting story I don't believe I ever saw the movie yet I still thought of Chevy Chase as Fletch possibly partially due to the audiobook's narrator Grover Gardner who may have sounded a bit like him Or maybe that was just my imagination and it's because I knew Chevy Chase played the character In any case I can easily imagine Chevy Chase as Fletch who is good at being a bit go

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    Fletch is a uick read and completely satisfying as a mystery Gregory Mcdonald skillfully juggles the novel's multiple plot

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    The lone man in my book club likes only very dry factual NO speculation history or so I thought It turns out that he likes mysteries so I asked him to recommend a few hoping we could find some common ground I really like him and his partner Sylvia This was the first book he recommended I did enjoy it; it was light amusing I'm surprised as it wasn't at all what I expected him to like I love finding layers of people that are surprising

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    In Fletch Gregory McDonald follows a basic setup of many pulp detective novels There's a well heeled client who wants to hire detec

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    Strange book I don't think it's worn well It's tightly plotted the dialogue's fun and it moves right along but it's one of those books where the main character is just untouchable you know he can never be beaten ever at anything in any way he'

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    I recently caught the classic Chevy Chase movie version of Fletch on cable which served to remind me that I'd never actually read the original source material So I rushed off to my local library and checked out FletchThe novel itself is pretty much the same basic plot as the film though there are some differences The big difference is how dialogue driven the novel is Gregory Macdonald tells the story with minimal descrip

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Fletch AUTHOR Gregory McDonald

So when multimillionaire Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch the job of a lifetime which could be worth a fortune he’s intrigued and decides to do a little investigation What he discovers is that the proposition is anything but what it see. Strange book I don t think it s worn well It s tightly plotted the dialogue s fun and it moves right along but it s one of those books where the main character is just untouchable you know he can never be beaten ever at anything in any way he s always right always about everything always and along the way he s going to put everyone else in their place especially the women the pesky women And he does

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Alternate cover for ISBN 0380006456FletchHe’s an investigative reporter whose methods are a little unorthodox Currently he’s living on the beach with the strung out trying to find to the source of the drugs they live for FletchH. Treasure of the Rubbermaids 5 The Underhill Account The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent s house and untouched for almost 20 years Thanks to my father dumping them back on me I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depthsI don t know what it is in the DNA of American males that makes so many of us uote movies incessantly There are certain friends of mine that I can have entire conversations with that consist of nothing but repeating lines from films like Animal House Caddyshack Ghostbusters and a hundred others One of the all time richest veins of movie uotes is FletchAfter the movie came out in 1985 my friends and I 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 I found a movie tie in copy that made me giggle with glee at the prospect of getting whole books of Fletch stories However the book and the movie have some serious differences that threw me for a loop As readers we ve all been disgusted when a movie version of a book we love made stupid changes that ruined what we liked about it Very rarely a movie may make some changes that improve the story Fletch is an odd case because in some ways the movie is very much like the book but at the same time it isn t Yet both ended up being remarkably good Weird huhThe main plot of both remains the same Irwin Fletcher is a smart ass investigative reporter who has gone undercover as a junkie to find the source of a drug epidemic at the beach In his role as an addict Fletch is approached by a wealthy man named Alan Stanwyk who makes him an incredible offer Stanwyk claims to be dying of cancer and has set up an elaborate plot to have someone murder him so that his insurance won t be nullified by suicide The offer to kill him comes with a large sum of money and an elaborate escape planFletch plays along and agrees to kill Stanwyk Then he embarks on a clandestine investigation to find out if the man really is dying of cancer while still trying to figure out the source of the drugs on the beach as his editor demands that he print what he already knowsSounds like the movie right Yes and no Because while the main plot is the same it s Chevy Chase s portrayal of Fletch that changes the tone While this remains one of his best movies Chase was essentially doing what he always did acting like Chevy Chase He s a uick witted smart ass who occasionally behaves like a complete doofus The running gag of him pretending to be various people lets him act like an idiot while still being the smug guy who is playing everyoneThe Fletch of the book is also a uick witted smart ass but he isn t a goofball While he freuently lies about his identity to get information there s no silly disguises or acting the fool This Fletch is also a Vietnam vet with problems than the Chevy Chase version His fights with his incompetent editor are serious and not playful and the alimony of two failed marriages is a real problem and not just a jokeAnd to be blunt the book version of Fletch is kind of a prick From what I ve read about Chevy Chase he is also kind of prick but he didn t showcase that in this movie Fletch is the kind of guy who threw his ex wife s cat out a seventh story window when he got sick of the cat smell and doesn t apologize for it He s funny but mean to most of the people he deals with Granted many of them are assholes but book Fletch is a bit nastier than Chevy FletchAnd this Fletch does things like shack up with a fifteen year runaway prostitute The book never makes it clear that he was having sex with her but they are sharing a sleeping bag so while there is a feeling that maybe he was trying to protect her and his cover it s still pretty damn creepy The book also ends differently with a much darker twist than the movie version did 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 bookWhat we got was a movie that concentrated on the humor and became a comedy classic while the book remains a good crime story that will probably leave fans of the movie who read it slightly unsettled at some of it s darker plot twists

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E’s taking than a little flack from his editor She doesn’t appreciate his style Or the expense account items he’s racking up Or his definition of the word deadline Or the divorce lawyers who keep showing up at the officeFletch. Dear FriendsI read 141 books last year however regretfully I did not meet my challenge Thus far this year I ve read nine books including this book Fletch published in 1974 Out of all those books this might be the most entertaining of them all It had the elements I enjoy so much in reading books a mystery great character development a very likable protag who has a multitude of personal issues particularly two ex wives who he owes alimony a respected investigative journalist who is bulldog tough and doesn t let go of a great story lousey publishers who call the shots however know little to nothing about journalism and last but not least humor light humor but nevertheless it was just plain funny in parts 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 Silly me little did I know When I looked at it closely I noticed it was an Edgar Award WinnerThe Edgars are given yearly to mysteries and like those including my friend Will Byrnes who watches all the Oscar nominees I try to read as many Edgar nominees and winners as possible Terrible that I have passed this book up for so many years but very happy today that I read it because it was a wild ride with Fletch one character I will not forget for a long timeAs an aside a movie was made from the book starring Chevy Chase as Fletch Great casting because I can see Chase as Fletch which should give my friends an idea of the humor I mentioned above Good reading everyone and pick this one up next time you see it it was worthy of the Edgar Award the Oscar in mystery books Cathy