Don't get me wrong, the movie was a hoot, but I have a feeling McDonald's work has been passed over and largely forgotten outside of a devoted few. Sign me up for the devoted few. Just put down Fletch's Fortune on a round trip flight and it was satiating. McDonald's sharp prose and rhythmic, penetrating dialogue are terrific.
The web site says some of his journalistic writing is available again. Have to make a point of tracking that down and pairing it with similar recollections by another Virile fave, Pete Hamill.