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    Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, investigative reporter extraordinaire, can't be bothered with deadlines or expense-account budgets when it comes to getting his story. Working undercover at the beach to dig up a drug-trafficking scheme for his next blockbuster piece, Fletch is invited into a much deeper narrative.

Year: 1974
Genre: Comic MysteryDrug DealingInvestigative Reporter

    Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, now newly engaged and happily living out his days in Italy, finds himself embroiled in yet another scandal. His soon-to-be father-in-law has been kidnapped and is now presumed dead, and the priceless collection of rare art that belongs to his fiancée's family has been stolen

Year: 1976
Genre: Comic MysteryPainting

    Ransom by Jay McInerney

Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels--a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Pass. Increasingly, Ransom and his circle are threatened, by everything they thought they had left behind, in a sequence of events whose consequences Ransom can forestall but cannot change.

Year: 1985
Genre: Exile

    Forrest Gump by Winston Groom

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur.

Year: 1986

    The Last of the Savages by Jay McInerney

From the bestselling author of "Bright Lights, Big City" and "Brightness Falls" comes a chronicle of a generation, as enacted by two men who represent all the passions and extremes of the class of 1969. Patrick Keane and Will Savage meet at prep school at the beginning of the explosive '60s. Over the next 30 years, they remain friends even as they pursue radically divergent destinies--and harbor secrets that defy rebellion and conformity.

Year: 1997

 

 

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Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- --1974 Fletch   by Gregory Mcdonald
-- -- --1976 Confess, Fletch   by Gregory Mcdonald
-- -- --1985 Ransom   by Jay McInerney
-- -- --1986 Forrest Gump   by Winston Groom
-- -- --1997 The Last of the Savages   by Jay McInerney
-- -- --2003 The Fortress of Solitude   by Jonathan Lethem