20th Century > 1970s

    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: 1970sBostonComic MysteryPainting

    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: 1970sComic MysteryDrug DealingInvestigative Reporter

    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
Genre: 1960s1970s1980s

    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: 1970sExile

    The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

A vividly told story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. In a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball, Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. Lethem creates an overwhelmingly rich and emotionally gripping canvas of race and class, superheros, gentrification, funk, hip-hop, graffiti tagging, loyalty, and memory.

Year: 2003
Genre: 1970s1980sComing of Age

    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
Genre: 1960s1970s

 

TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

Confess, Fletch Gregory McDonald Fletch1970sBostonComic MysteryPainting, Flynn, Picasso
Fletch Gregory McDonald Fletch1970sComic MysteryDrug DealingInvestigative Reporter
Forrest Gump Winston Groom 1960s1970s1980s
Ransom Jay McInerney 1970sExile
The Fortress of Solitude Jonathan Lethem 1970s1980sComing of Age, New York City
The Last of the Savages Jay McInerney 1960s1970s