Re: RARA-AVIS: A.S. Fleischman

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 05 Sep 2000

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Bill Crider wrote:

> A. S. Fleischman is a great writer, though maybe not because of his Gold
> Medal original. They're not bad, however. (I have to admit to a great
> fondness for one of his titles: THE VENETIAN BLONDE. I like another one
> because of the cover; it's the novelization of BLOOD ALLEY, with John Wayne
> on the cover.) Fleischman is still around, and still writing, but he
> writes books for kids. (Kids of all ages, I guess, since I like them a
> lot.) He's won many awards, and some of the books have been made into
> movies. BULLWHIP GRIFFIN comes to mind. His son, Paul, is also an
> award-winning writer of children's books.

I answered a bit hastily (as I often seem to do), thanks Bill for the extra info! By the way, Hubin and everyone else says that A.S. stands for Albert S., but according to Internet Movie Database he is Aaron! Are they different guys, or is IMDB making a mistake? Should correct it in that case.


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