Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Since I just finished an Alex Rider book it was fun to see this story on Horowitz. I like his thoughts on the age of his protagonist, Alex.

He says: "When Roger Moore wore an Austin Reed safari suit in Octopussy I thought he was a lot less cool than he used to be. I think a 14-year-old on a snowboard is cool; a 14-year-old's dad on a snowboard is just sad.

"Being 14 is a wonderful age. It is that in-between time in life. It is a time when the pressure for sex, money and exams are not quite there but you are big enough and strong enough to be independent and survive."


Kelly said...

My almost 10-year-old daughter LOVES these books, Camille. So he's definitely doing something right.

Camille said...

I get a huge kick out of these books. I like them even more now that I know Horowitz writes one of my favorite TV shows, "Foyle's War."