Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony Horowitz

Born

4/5/1956, Stanmore, Middlesex

Birth Name

Anthony Horowitz

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9.7
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9 votes

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Anthony was born in Stanmore, Middlesex on April 5, 1956. He decided he wanted to be a writer at the age of eight and had his first book, Enter Frederick K Bower, when he was 23. He has written lots and lots of television programs, mostly about murder!…more

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    • Anthony: I loved [The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings] when I was growing up and always wanted to write an epic fantasy series... but one set in the real world.

    • Anthony: My books don't really have messages. I think a lot of my heroes find themselves forced into situations that are out of their control - Alex Rider, too, is a reluctant spy. It's their nature to do good. That's why they're heroes. But they don't set out to save the world.

    • Anthony:I think the only thing to do with money is spend it.

    • Anthony: Never trust a man who has more hair growing out of his nose than his head!

    • (On Snakehead)
      Anthony: It's been two years since I wrote an Alex Rider book and I've loved returning to the series. I'm quite certain this is going to be the best one yet.

    • (On The Power of Five)
      Anthony: Would it be possible to write something like The Lord of the Rings - but to set it here, now, in the real world. Why do so much fantasy have to be so foreign? Why do you have to invent places such as Narnia or Middle Earth? Isn't it more exciting to imagine these great battles with all their magic and mystery happening in the very high street were you live... just out of the corner of your eye?

    • (Talking about J.K.Rowling)
      Anthony: She's a very lovely lady, absolutely great. But you just can't help wondering how she carries 2 million quid around in her pocket.

    • (Talking about J.K.Rowling)
      Anthony: She's a very lovely lady, absolutely great. But you just can't help wondering how she carries 2 million quid around in her pocket.

    • (On a tour in New Zealand)
      Anthony: I might talk about sex and drugs, but I'm British, I don't know any better!

    • Anthony: (On his interests) Cinema, theatre, gym, walking my chocolate Labrador who is the centre of my life. I also collect curious mechanical toys. I enjoy travel as well as reading. By the age of eight I knew that I wanted to be a writer.

    • Anthony: I like awards when they are judged by kids. I never win when adults judge them.

    • Anthony: I always liked reading. It was my biggest escape.

    • Anthony: I think the only thing to do with money is spend it.

    • Anthony: It's strange. Years ago I sat in a room and wrote a book and suddenly it's like I'm Richard Branson... sitting in the middle of a huge business that's all over the world.

    • Anthony: (About his upcoming book, "Snakehead") The book includes time travel, some very bloody battle scenes, a prison breakout, a torture scene, several monsters and a re-appearance by a villan from the last book.

    • Anthony: Once the headmaster [of my boarding school, Orley Farm,] told me to stand up in assembly and in front of the whole school said, 'This boy is so stupid he will not be coming to Christmas games tomorrow.' I have never totally recovered.

    • Anthony: Family meals had calories running into the thousands… I was an astoundingly large, round child…

    • Anthony: My sister and I danced on [my grandmother's] grave when she died.

    • Anthony: Bond had his cocktails, the car and the clothes. Kids are just as picky. It's got to be the right Nike trainers, the right skateboard. And I genuinely think that 14-year-olds are the coolest people on the planet. It's this wonderful, golden age, just on the cusp of manhood when everything seems possible.

    • Anthony: It's strange. Years ago I sat in a room and wrote a book and suddenly it's like I'm Richard Branson... sitting in the middle of a huge business that's all over the world.

    • Anthony: One of the great things about working on a movie is, as the author, you are not in control of it.

    • Anthony: You have to be true to the spirit, if not to the actual letter, of the book.

    • Anthony: Sometimes with adaptations you go round and round in circles and you end up biting your own tail.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • From dreams to ultimate reality!

    10
    If you haven't read a book by Anthony Horowitz, you haven't experienced reading! I feel in love with his books after a friend suggested the Alex Rider series to me. I got my dad to buy the first book, Stormbreaker, and I started to grow attached. Later, I got Point Blanc out of the library, then brought Skeleton Key and then got a signed copy of Eagle Strike! The series is a great read and the seventh book, Snakehead- Alex Rider Bites Back, is out in November. For my birthday last year, a friend gave me the first book in The Power of Five series, Raven's Gate, and, like the Alex Rider books, I got them all! So, go to your library and get as many of his books out and start reading!moreless
  • His writing skills is fantastic, and two favorites of mine is Midsomer Murders and the books about Alex Rider.

    8.4
    I do not really know so much about this man, other than that he is a very talented writer. But thats all i takes.

    Some of the books he has written has an amazing skill to capture the reader an make him or her believe that the events are actually happening in real life. In my opinion that is enough to directly put him on the top platform, with writers like David Edding etc.



    The second thing that captures my mind about him is his ability to describe small ordinary things in small ordinary towns with small ordinary folks in them. He makes it all sound cozy but thrilling, calm but at the same time so extremely dangerous. Like a volcano who is just going to erupt.

    By example, The Midsomer Murders. I do not think that I need to say more than that. I really hope I have convinced you all to at least go to the nearest library and maybe borrow one of his books.moreless
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