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Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin (Alex Rider Adventures) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2013
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About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is a world-renowned screenwriter for television and film, a playwright, and of course, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series (including STORMBREAKER, POINT BLANC, SKELETON KEY, EAGLE STRIKE, SCORPIA, ARK ANGEL, SNAKEHEAD, CROCODILE TEARS, SCORPIA RISING, and RUSSIAN ROULETTE) which has spawned a major motion picture and a line of graphic novels.
Mr. Horowitz lives in London with his wife, Jill, and their two sons, Nicholas and Cassian."
Top Customer Reviews
Could anyone else have made a paid assassin into a sympathetic character for young readers? I doubt it. But Horowitz pulls it off. We follow the young Yassen on his journey through life, from the disaster which destroys everything he knows, including his parents, his best friend and his grandmother, to his becoming one of the most successful killers in the world. And that journey is appalling. But, somehow, Yassen retains his humanity through most of it.
Horowitz's writing style is perfect for teenagers (and even for elderly readers like me). He is never patronising. He resists the temptation to which so many other writers for children (and even adults) give in to lecture and educate. He just tells a story beautifully and grippingly.
Why should we adults be given rubbish written by Dan Brown, Jeffrey Archer etc. when children are given pearls like this?
This is yet another triumph for the man who must, surely, be our finest living author of children's books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing, stunningly awesome .!!!!!!!! I enjoyed it. Also read the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz . I loved itPublished 11 months ago by Toby Barker
It's filled with pure awesomeness. Horowitz manages to capture yassen's story perfectly. I've read it more than twice now and I just want to read it again.Published 18 months ago by vikki8
superb item highly recommended to all 5 stars thank youPublished 18 months ago by Mrs Lucie Maloney
The best book I have read excellent all round book with all the spills and thrills and will happily read againPublished 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
Different to the other Alex Rider books in style - it's Yassen's diary mainly. Taking place during the final section of Stormbreaker, we find out why Yassen is who he is. Read morePublished on 11 May 2015 by MISS S H DEMPSTER
Well, Anthony Horowitz certainly saved the best for last! I've read all his Alex Rider books and this one is my favourite. Read morePublished on 6 April 2015 by Outdoor Girl
this book was astonishing to read. Alex Rider will be the next big thing this was by josh f____r hi folks yoPublished on 25 Mar. 2015 by Joshua fowler
My 10 year old son love this books, he read them all in 2 months. He did not like the film as much.Published on 22 Mar. 2015 by Heidi
This book is just simply amazing. It is very well written and very well thought out. I think Anthony Horowitz is a great author.Published on 5 Mar. 2015 by Amazon Customer