Fletch Is A Blast
5 out of 5 stars
I vaguely remember watching this movie maybe 10 years ago – so I really went into it with only the assumption that Fletch was Chevy Chase in my head. I couldn’t really remember the plot line and I knew that there were a few movies made. I did not know that this was written originally in 1974 and also didn’t know that it also started a long series of books starring the same sleuth.
Most mystery books that I read revolve around someone who has already been murdered – but Fletch was totally different. Fletch was hired to kill a man he hardly knew. So he decides to do some digging to find out just who this man really was. What happens after is a scene of events that will show us just who the real Alan Stanwyk (spelled the wrong way 🙂 ) is and what lengths Fletch will go to, to get a story.
I also like that he wasn’t your typical murder mystery kind of guy. Not only is he completely crazy, utilizing things you wouldn’t think would work to get information out of people. But he’s also not a detective. He’s an investigative journalist that always seems to be about 10 minutes from getting fired.
As I said, I didn’t really remember the movie – but after reading this I definitely want to go back and check it out. I thought that McDonald’s writing style was perfect and he was able to write a funny but still serious book. I enjoyed every second of it and I’m really glad I picked this one up.
Book Description:Fletch by Gregory McDonald
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Series: The Fletch #1
Published by Blackstone Audio on August 7th 2018
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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 methods are a little unorthodox. Currently he's living on the beach.
He's taking more than a little flak 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 office. 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 seems.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.