Guest Post – Evan reviews Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz

Leeds Book Club are delighted to present one of our most popular writers – Evan Shelton. Evan happens to also be the youngest on our writing team.

Evan is an avid reader and enjoys reading and writing about books.


As always, huge thanks!



RUSSIAN ROULETTE
ANTHONY HOROWITZ

 

REVIEW

Russian Roulette is a spin-off of the hugely popular Alex Rider series of books, which I have read and are extremely good. It is about the life story of a Russian contract killer by the name of Yassen Gregorovich and what it would take him to kill. The way it fits into the Alex Rider series is that Yassen is hired to kill a fourteen year old Alex Rider.

It is a thrilling story of how a boy lived in poverty in a tiny village, saw everyone he loved die, turned to a life of crime in Moscow, had been in slavery and joined a worldwide crime organisation.

I think, in the book, Horowitz gets across perfectly that with Yassen (or anyone in fact) taking other people’s lives is the least natural thing anyone can do – it takes a great many horrific things for someone to become a killer.

I would highly recommend this book to an eleven to fifteen year old. All in all, I think this is a real page-turner style book which is certainly worth reading.

Other Posts by Evan
– Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz
– Percy Jackson
– Interview with Michael Morpurgo

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Blogger, podcaster, reader, knitter. Founder of Leeds Book Club; host of Culturally Fixated; co-host of Conversations with Geek People; tech support for Leeds Browncoats.

Posted on January 19, 2014, in All Posts, Avid Reader, Guest Reviewers, LBC Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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