Ein verzweifelter Geschäftsmann beauftragt einen als Obdachlosen getarnten Reporter, ihn zu ermorden. Der Journalist nimmt das Angebot an, allerdings nicht, um ihn wirklich zu töten, sondern um eine gute Story zu bekommen. Bei seinen Recherchen. Fletch – Der Troublemaker (Originaltitel: Fletch) ist eine US-amerikanische Filmkomödie aus dem Jahr Die Regie führte Michael Ritchie, das Drehbuch. Fletch – Der Tausendsassa (Alternativtitel: Fletch 2 – Der Troublemaker kehrt zurück, Originaltitel: Fletch Lives) ist eine US-amerikanische Filmkomödie aus dem. drodre.co - Kaufen Sie Fletch, der Troublemaker günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen und Details zu. "Fletch" ist ein Comedy-Thriller der ganz besonderen Art, in dem der Meister-Journalist Fletch in unterschiedlichsten Verkleidungen und absurdesten Identitäten.
Beispiele:  I should fletch this arrow again, it does not fly well any more. Ich sollte diesen Pfeil wieder befiedern, er fliegt nicht mehr gut. Wortbildungen: fletcher. Fletch – Der Tausendsassa (Alternativtitel: Fletch 2 – Der Troublemaker kehrt zurück, Originaltitel: Fletch Lives) ist eine US-amerikanische Filmkomödie aus dem. "Fletch" ist ein Comedy-Thriller der ganz besonderen Art, in dem der Meister-Journalist Fletch in unterschiedlichsten Verkleidungen und absurdesten Identitäten.
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A millionaire businessman named Alan Stanwyk approaches Fletch to hire Fletch to murder him; the man tells Fletch that he is dying of bone cancer and wants to avoid a slow, painful death.
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 out I've watched both Fletch movies but not for a couple decades at least.
When this popped up on one of my cheap-o ebook emails, I snapped it up. Fletch the book is a pretty good dialogue-driven mystery.
Fletch the character is a smooth talker, a man not afraid to tell b 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.
Fletch the character is a smooth talker, a man not afraid to tell bold faced lies to get the information he wants. There are no shots of Fletch falling down, no acting like an idiot, no Doctor Rosenpenis.
The I. Fletchter of the book is a much darker character, a Vietnam vet who treats people like crap and throws cats out of seven story windows if the mood strikes him.
He also shares a sleeping bag with a fifteen year old junkie on the beach. Like the movie, the book is full of quotable dialogue.
I eventually quit highlighting things and just tore through the book. It tipped to what was going on in both plot threads but I wasn't very far ahead of Fletch.
I enjoyed it while I was reading it but not enough to grab another book in the series. Hell, the ending makes it seem like there shouldn't be any more books.
I imagine McDonald caved to pressure to write more, though. Fletch is a lot darker than the movie version but still an enjoyable read.
View all 7 comments. Thanks to my father dumping them back on me, I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depths.
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 quotes is Fletch. After the movie came out in 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 more Fletch stories. However, the book and the movie have some serious differences that threw me for a loop.
Very rarely, a movie may make some changes that improve the story. Yet both ended up being remarkably good. Weird, huh? The 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. The offer to kill him comes with a large sum of money and an elaborate escape plan.
Fletch 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 knows.
Sounds like the movie, right? Yes and no. While this remains one of his best movies Chase was essentially doing what he always did - acting like Chevy Chase.
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 everyone.
This Fletch is also a Vietnam vet with more problems than the Chevy Chase version. 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.
And to be blunt, the book version of Fletch is kind of a prick. Granted, many of them are assholes, but book Fletch is a bit nastier than Chevy Fletch.
And this Fletch does things like shack up with a fifteen year runaway prostitute. 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 book.
View all 26 comments. Dear Friends: I read 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 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 Dear Friends: I read books last year, however, regretfully, I did not meet my challenge.
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. The 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 time.
As 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. 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 goofy while acting totally serious.
He's very good at making up stori This was a pretty enjoyable read, and an interesting story. He's very good at making up stories in order to get information, even to the point of making someone believe they knew each other, and remembering their time together even though they never met.
He uses this talent successfully in his job as a reporter, and can get bits of information until he finally comes up with the whole story.
In this book, it seems as if he might be the only one to know this story in its entirety. It was an interesting story with lots of seemingly unrelated people and events that come together in the end.
Sep 22, Genine Franklin-Clark rated it liked it. The lone man in my book club likes only very dry factual NO speculation history 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. May 07, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: montrose-book-guy , Gregory Mcdonald skillfully juggles the novel's multiple plots and threads the two main ones together at the end without straining credulity.
Even 35 years after its publication, "Fletch" still feels original: its main character is a newspaper reporter rather than the typical cop or private investigator, and the book never loses its sense of fun, a quality so often lacking in detective novels.
Mcdonald's writing style is suitably t "Fletch" is a quick read and completely satisfying as a mystery.
Mcdonald's writing style is suitably terse for a story about a reporter, and Irwin Fletcher's own writing within the book is exactly right for newspapers of the time.
Few if any of the book's words are wasted. It's a bit disappointing to know that "Fletch" is the first in a series. The book is so complete and ends so perfectly that I almost don't want to know how Mcdonald manages to bring Irwin Fletcher back in the first sequel.
I've read that the sequels provide diminishing returns, and don't find that surprising given what a fantastic job Mcdonald did with the first book.
So why four stars instead of five? Mostly because "Fletch" doesn't possess those extra qualities that make it rise beyond being a genre novel, such as the wonderful metaphors and moral weight that make Chandler's "The Big Sleep" and "Farewell, My Lovely" five-star books for me.
Nevertheless, "Fletch" is about as good as a detective book can be without also being something more, and that's still pretty damned good.
By the way, I can't really compare the book to the Chevy Chase movie. I saw it when it first came out and maybe again a couple years after that, but don't remember it that well.
I do recall it being goofier and more of a straightforward comedy than the book is. View 2 comments. Jun 12, Dave rated it it was amazing.
In Fletch, Gregory McDonald follows a basic setup of many pulp detective novels. There's a well-heeled client who wants to hire detective, but the job is odd.
It's suspicious and little by little the detective it's together what's going on. Only here instead of a detective, McDonald gives us an irreverent hotshot reporter living like a hippie bum on the Beach with the runaways and drug addicts trying to put together a story working undercover.
And the client thinks Fletch is a drifter like the o In Fletch, Gregory McDonald follows a basic setup of many pulp detective novels.
And the client thinks Fletch is a drifter like the other losers and addicts scattered across the sand. You may not think this is noir at first, but it's all there just waiting to be unraveled.
View 1 comment. 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! View all 3 comments. Dec 22, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: mystery , read-in 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 "Fletch. The big difference is how dialogue driven the novel is. Gregory Macdonald tells the story with minimal descriptive paragraphs and instead allows the reader to discover things 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.
Gregory Macdonald tells the story with minimal descriptive paragraphs and instead allows the reader to discover things through the use of various conversations taking place between Irwin Fletcher and whomever he's talking to.
For the most part it works fairly well. Macdonald has a good ear for dialogue and most of the conversations have echoes of the wit of Fletch.
It's hard to read and not hear Chevy Chase delivering Fletch's dialogue. The story unfolds well enough and the central mystery is an intriguing one.
I can see why the series has been so popular and well remembered by fans. I can also see why there's a passion for more big-screen exploits by Fletch himself.
I may have to look for more of this series in What an outstanding read. Funny, satirical, with a lot of heart, crackling dialogue It has none of the goofiness, and better plotting than the Chase flick which I really do enjoy as its own entity The first--and possibly best--of a great series.
Worth reading again and again. View all 4 comments. Apr 14, Stewart Sternberg rated it really liked it. What a fun read. Fletch, the morally challenged journalist who may have a personality disorder investigates Alan Stanwyck, who has hired him to murder Alan Stanwyck.
Fast paced. Great dialog. Ingenious plotting and execution. Feb 21, Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing.
Unscrupulous hero, very funny. Really really loved this book. Someone needs to remake its movie now. Right now.
View all 5 comments. I re-read the paperback of this a few years ago with intentions of reading the whole series again, which never went anywhere , before this blog started -- for some reason probably brevity , I didn't repost what I put on Goodreads here.
Until now. It has none of the goofiness, and better plotting than the Chase flick which I really do enjoy as its own entity The first--and p I re-read the paperback of this a few years ago with intentions of reading the whole series again, which never went anywhere , before this blog started -- for some reason probably brevity , I didn't repost what I put on Goodreads here.
Yeah, that's all that I wrote. Who knew I could be so non-rambling? Anyway, I really don't have much more to say about this one other books in the series, probably.
Why do I bring this up? Well, Blackstone Audio started releasing new audiobook versions of the series last year. I've listened to Fletch and it was really, really good.
Dan John Miller does a bang-up job with the narration. I've read every book in the series multiple times -- some of them several. I'm going to give a conservative estimate of 15 reads of Fletch before the audiobook.
I know each sentence, I know how these people should sound, I've "heard" them more times than I can remember and there was little chance that some new voice in my head was going to be able to compete.
And Miller did pretty good -- I don't agree with every choice he made, but I liked almost everything he did. That may seem like faint praise, but think of it as never knowing that Darrin Stevens had ever been portrayed by anyone but Dick York, you'd watched York's episodes a handful of times and then one day you stumble onto a one of Dick Sargent's 80 episodes.
You instantly react, "hey, that's not Darrin! That's a fairly tortured analogy, but it's the best I can do.
I'll be honest, I'm a little worried about Miller's take on Francis Xavier Flynn ruining my appreciation for him, but once we're past that, I think he'll win me over again and who know, I might tolerate it.
If you've never read a Gregory MacDonald Fletch novel -- trust me, they're better than the movies. They're a dynamite series -- and seem to be in very capable hands with Miller's narration, which would be a great way to meet I.
Irwin Maurice Fletcher, your favorite investigative journalist. Jul 19, Amber rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A lot of people whom I respect seem to like this book.
I was pretty bored with it though. I think the character of Fletch had potential but there were some aspects of his character like him throwing his girlfriend's cat out a 7-story window that I could tell were the author's intention of making the character endearing to the reader but that instead made me dislike him.
Maybe I'm just of a different generation but I don't think that was funny. I get it. He's sardonic and cynical with the DGAF attitude but there are other ways to illustrate his dominance and masculinity other than making him cruel to animals.
But again, making him throw one out a 7-story window is unnecessary. Now, I tried to ignore and dismiss that gaffe altogether but I just couldn't like the character.
He called his boss a 'stupid bitch' to her face, fine. Maybe she was. But I felt like the author didn't write her character thoroughly enough to demonstrate said status of 'stupid bitch' well enough.
I felt like the author was trying for shock humor but to me it just came across as weird and uncomfortable. Again, maybe I'm just of a different generation and don't understand the humor.
And the shacking up with a 15 year old. That could only be funny to a man who has no knowledge or empathy toward girls who have suffered abuse as children.
I wonder if Gregory McDonald has matured emotionally since writing this book. I guess this character just sort of touched upon all my specifically wrong nerves!
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