FC: Anthony Horowitz
1: I choose Anthony Horowitz. I have read his entire Alex Rider series and am currently reading Scorpia Rising which is the final book in the series. I have also read the first book of the Power of Five series; Raven’s Gate. I especially like the Alex Rider series and the way it’s written. | Why I chose Anthony Horowitz.
2: He was born in 1956 in Stanmore, Middlesex (somewhere in the U.K.),into a rich and well known family. He was raised by babysitters and surrounded by the family servants and chauffeurs. His father was a wealthy business man who was a “fixer for Harold Wilson.” He was a secretive person. | About Anthony | With his family being wealthy, Anthony’s father was faced with bankruptcy. This caused him to withdraw all of his money from Swiss bank accounts in Zurich and deposited it in a new account under a fake name. He died shortly after doing this. Anthony’s mom searched for years to find the money, but never found it.
4: Anthony’s grandmother was a mean-spirited woman. He says she was “a truly evil person”, his first and worst enemy. He remembers that he and his sister danced on her grave when she died. | About Anthony Continued | For his thirteenth birthday his mother gave him a human skull. | Anthony was a miserably unhappy and overweight child at the age of 8 which he also got sent to boarding school. He also recalls that the “family meals had calories running into the thousands.” | He is now happily married with two sons that, just as he did, watch the James Bond movies that he enjoyed as a kid.
6: Anthony is Representative of the bullied teenager becoming successful in life. He is also different in the fact that he wrote a type of spy novel that no one had ventured into before.
7: Anthony Horowitz has written over 50 some books including the Alex Rider, Diamond Brothers, and the Power of Five series. | Significant works
8: Once stung, twice as deadly. Alex Rider wants revenge.He is in Venice, looking for secrets long-buried in the past. Was his father really a ruthless assassin – and if so, what does that make Alex?The truth lies with the shadowy criminal organization known as Scorpia, and soon Alex will have to make a choice: will he continue to work for MI6, who have manipulated him? Or will Alex join Scorpia – and get his revenge? | Book excerpt
9: I choose the excerpt from the cover of the Alex Rider series book, Scorpia. This was the first book I read out of the series and was hooked when I read this excerpt. It is also the fifth book in the series.
10: Anthony writes fiction mainly. The Diamond Brothers are detective novels. The Alex Rider series is an adventure/action/spy type novel and The Power of Five series is a supernatural or sci-fi type novel. He also writes fantasy. | The main theme for the Alex Rider series is pretty much the kid in an adult’s world. He also writes about how death is all around and murder themes. | Genre's | Theme
11: Anthony horowitz writes in third person and first person perspective. His style also differs between series’. For example you’ll sometimes catch bits of Alex Rider series in the Diamond Brothers series. | Writing Style | Robert Muchamore is similar to Anthony Horowitz because their writing styles in adventure/ spy novels is similar. | Similar Author
12: He mainly writes for a young adult audience
13: The work that interests me the most would be The Diamond Brothers series and i would read it if hadn’t heard of Anthony Horowitz before.
14: Sources | "Anthony Horowitz - About Anthony." Anthony Horowitz / Author / Alex Rider / Power of Five. Web. 04 May 2011.
15: "Anthony Horowitz." Contemporary Writers in the UK - Contemporary Writers. Web. 06 May 2011.
16: Jacobs, Mary. "Guys Read Guy Books." ScoutingMagazine.org | Scouting Magazine. Web. 10 May 2011.
17: Image url http://www.bookjive.com/wiki/Author:Anthony_Horowitz "NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES by Anthony Horowitz | United Agents." Latest News | United Agents. Web. 10 May 2011.