Fame by Leonore Fleischer

Published November 7, 2022

Fame by Leonore Fleischer

Book info

  • Title Fame
  • Author Leonore Fleischer
  • Year 1980
  • Genre Novelisation

They were singers, dancers, actors, and they came from every walk of life, from Park Avenue to Harlem. Each had his own private barrier to overcome, but they were united by a common dream. This is their story, the struggle of inspired kids and of everyone who strives to be the best, to achieve stardom and FAME.


I have a battered old physical copy of this novelisation from the film and had actually read it a few times before I’d even seen the film. It was different reading it after enjoying the movie experience, as the characters were so much more vivid and crystallised in my mind. The book is actually a pretty close retelling of the film, aside from dipping into the thoughts that you don’t necessarily get to share on screen, it’s scene for scene the same - so a great read but potentially not adding much to the experience.

Rating: 4 / 5

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