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Tegneserie. About The Author: Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider Tegneserie. About The Author: Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider series, The Power of Five series, and the Diamond Brothers series. The Alex Rider series is about a 14-year-old boy becoming a spy and was made into a movie entitled Stormbreaker. He has won numerous awards including the 1989 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award for Groosham Grange and the 2003 Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. He also writes novels for adults including The Killing Joke and The Magpie Murders. He has created Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for television as well as written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid.


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Tegneserie. About The Author: Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider Tegneserie. About The Author: Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider series, The Power of Five series, and the Diamond Brothers series. The Alex Rider series is about a 14-year-old boy becoming a spy and was made into a movie entitled Stormbreaker. He has won numerous awards including the 1989 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award for Groosham Grange and the 2003 Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. He also writes novels for adults including The Killing Joke and The Magpie Murders. He has created Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for television as well as written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid.

30 review for Point Blanc: The Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    K.D. Absolutely

    Alex Rider is a fictional teenage spy created by British author Anthony Horowitz. I loved this book because this is in graphic form and made my reading quite a different experience. My first graphic novel was Watchmen by Alan Moore and comparing Point Blanc with that, Point Blanc is more enjoyable, engrossing and grappling. It may not have the philosophy and symbolisms that Alan Moore incorporated in the book for it to deserve a slot in Time 100. But, I dont always look for philosophy and Alex Rider is a fictional teenage spy created by British author Anthony Horowitz. I loved this book because this is in graphic form and made my reading quite a different experience. My first graphic novel was Watchmen by Alan Moore and comparing Point Blanc with that, Point Blanc is more enjoyable, engrossing and grappling. It may not have the philosophy and symbolisms that Alan Moore incorporated in the book for it to deserve a slot in Time 100. But, I don’t always look for philosophy and symbols in the books that I read. Otherwise, I will become a philosopher or maybe a symbologist like Robert Langdon and run all over Paris or Washington in search of clues regarding a crime or a mystery and my weak knees would not allow me to do that. Okay, that is an exaggeration. Blame it on Point Blanc for making me happy and when I am happy I tend exaggerate things. This book is easy read yet it brought back memories of my teenage years or not so distant years when I was reading Dan Brown novels. 5-8 years ago? It does not matter. This one is lighter though because the protagonist is not a symbologist but an ordinary British young man who has his share of tantrums and teenage angst. Alex played the role of a wayward son of a rich man who has to be put in a far flung (as in on top of a mountain in the Alps) academy far far away from the civilization and they are not allowed to have mobile phones or to contact their relatives including their rich fathers. The owner of the school Dr. Hugo Grief is a madman who clones these rich scions of business magnates and powerful politicians so he can rule the world. He incarcerates the real sons and plans to free the cloned ones who follow every word he says. The rest of the story, I will not reveal to you so as not to put too much spoilers in this review. But I am not exaggerating when I say that this is a nice book with this pictures and drawings. Good for a half-day read in a lazy Saturday afternoon. When the two Alex appear and fight? Whoa, what a scene! They are so similar that you can’t tell who is the real Alex and who is the clone. What am I saying? Gee, just read this one.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kate (GirlReading)

    It was so much fun to read this and remind myself of the plot after not having read the original book for years! Although I definitely preferred the original book, this was a fun, enjoyable and extremely quick read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    Synopsis: Teenage spy Alex Rider is sent on a mission to investigate Point Blanc, a finishing school for boys. Posing as the son of a rich business owner, Alex finds that the school is overly guarded, and most of his classmates seem to act exactly the same. Who could be behind this...and why? The Good: This is mostly true to the book, with one or two exceptions: The part about the rich business owner's teenage daughter is left out...but isn't missed; that was my least favorite part about the Synopsis: Teenage spy Alex Rider is sent on a mission to investigate Point Blanc, a finishing school for boys. Posing as the son of a rich business owner, Alex finds that the school is overly guarded, and most of his classmates seem to act exactly the same. Who could be behind this...and why? The Good: This is mostly true to the book, with one or two exceptions: The part about the rich business owner's teenage daughter is left out...but isn't missed; that was my least favorite part about the original novel. Also, Sabina appears at the start, but only briefly. The Bad: The language and drug content that plagued the original is also still present here. Content Concerns: Sex: Kissing. Nudity: Alex is seen shirtless. Language: Name-calling; two uses of the h-word. Violence: Multiple action sequences, though they're not bloody at all. Drugs: Alex brings down a known drug dealer, whose lab is seen; a drugged Coke; smoking is seen. Frightening/Intense Scenes: Scary villain; emotional intensity.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Belyea

    Alex has been given an all new assignment: become the next student at a prep school for rebellious boys to investigate the assassination of two fathers, and survive his classes - and encounters with the bad guys - long enough to get the answers. Johnston and Damerum brings fans another colourful adventure with the next fast-paced graphic novel in the popular "Alex Rider" series. Will Alex be able to keep up the right appearance long enough to get him and the other students out alive?

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lillian Slater

    I really like the illustrations in here. Very well done!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Point Blanc is another solid adaptation of the popular "young James Bond" series of books by Anthony Horowitz. As with the first graphic novel, the essence of the story is ably captured and the flow excellent. The over-the-top quality of the characters especially shine in the graphic format. Alex Rider, fresh from uncovering the Stormbreaker plot, decides he doesn't want to work for Mi6 after all. But a new job calls him More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Point Blanc is another solid adaptation of the popular "young James Bond" series of books by Anthony Horowitz. As with the first graphic novel, the essence of the story is ably captured and the flow excellent. The over-the-top quality of the characters especially shine in the graphic format. Alex Rider, fresh from uncovering the Stormbreaker plot, decides he doesn't want to work for Mi6 after all. But a new job calls him back and he finds himself undercover in a remote Swiss Alps at a prestigious reform school for boys of wealthy parents. Two of the parents have wound up dead and Alex needs to find out what is happening at the mysterious school. Stormbreaker was often about the gadgets and felt more like the modern Bond movies. Point Blanc, on the other hand, is more about Alex Rider's ingenuity and inquisitiveness and feels more in line with the earlier Bond films. The villains are more over the top and Alex gets into quite a few physical scrapes in dealing with them. The illustrations are again solid and the story very easy to follow. Unlike other book adaptations I've read, the editors continue to strike a good balance between dialogue and images. I never felt lost in the story and didn't have to comb through excessive dialogue just to get the point of the plot. This book 2 in the series seamlessly continues from the first book, with no great changes in illustration style.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Maninee

    ok, this book was way better than what the last graphic novel. the previous one had not been true to the story and had been extremely silly, this time, however, the book stuck true to the original plot and was way more engrossing. the chracter of ms.stellenbosch, was extremely difficult to imagine while reading the book, but the graphic novel depicted her wonderfully. also, the fights were less confusing. [!!!SPOILER ALERT !!! ] they absolutely left out the character of daivd friend's daughter and ok, this book was way better than what the last graphic novel. the previous one had not been true to the story and had been extremely silly, this time, however, the book stuck true to the original plot and was way more engrossing. the chracter of ms.stellenbosch, was extremely difficult to imagine while reading the book, but the graphic novel depicted her wonderfully. also, the fights were less confusing. [!!!SPOILER ALERT !!! ] they absolutely left out the character of daivd friend's daughter and the adventure alex had had with her. a real shame. i was looking forward to the harry potter book which would have been a gadget.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carter

    This book made me fell scared because Alex the main character loses control going down a ski hill and a train is on the tracks at the bottom of the hill. Will he survive? Read the book to find out.I think this book would be suitable for grade 6 - grade 8. I would recommend this book to kids that love adventure and drama. I loved this book because there was so much action in this book that you will never be bored, well once you get near the end .You can go check it out your self in the school This book made me fell scared because Alex the main character loses control going down a ski hill and a train is on the tracks at the bottom of the hill. Will he survive? Read the book to find out.I think this book would be suitable for grade 6 - grade 8. I would recommend this book to kids that love adventure and drama. I loved this book because there was so much action in this book that you will never be bored, well once you get near the end .You can go check it out your self in the school library at St.Francis middle school in Red Deer.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rilind Musliu

    Written by Anthony Horowitz this book takes place in Point Blanc school and present day. The main charterers of the novel are Alex rider and a evil scientist that wants to take over the world. Alex Rider need to go under cover and stop this evil villain from cloning people. I liked the charterers and the well drawn pictures, but it had a confusing plot and it was hard to keep on top of it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kisepi

    I read this book because I read stormbreaker the first book of the series and I enjoyed it, I liked because he's older and gets better gadgets and missions, I learned that Alex Ryder's parents died as a child and he is the only child. The most interesting part of the book was when Hugo grief made a clone of Alex Ryder

  11. 4 out of 5

    Fabio

    I did not finish it now but it seams very good and interesting for smaller kids. You got all the invormation in a comic. There is also the same book not in comic but much thiger.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Andréa

    I really enjoy the Alex Rider novels (and the movie, for that matter), but I wasn't very impressed with this graphic adaptation.

  13. 4 out of 5

    old account (rl)

    This was much better than Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel. I am happy to say that it stayed true to the original plotline much more than the aforementioned book did. Obviously, it did miss some key parts but nothing too noteworthy - just me being a little nitpicky. I still found the characters frustrating however. Alex is impulsively childish and stupid, Jack is freakin' annoying with all her drama queen panicking and screaming and Dr Grief wasn't as "evil genius" as he should have been. The This was much better than Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel. I am happy to say that it stayed true to the original plotline much more than the aforementioned book did. Obviously, it did miss some key parts but nothing too noteworthy - just me being a little nitpicky. I still found the characters frustrating however. Alex is impulsively childish and stupid, Jack is freakin' annoying with all her drama queen panicking and screaming and Dr Grief wasn't as "evil genius" as he should have been. The plot was also still a little rushed and I wasn't as big a fan of James in this then I was in the original. The missing prologue pissed me off more than I care to admit - it such an amazingly written chapter and one of the most memorable scenes in any book I have ever read. I am definitely more inclined to recommend this sequel to Alex Rider fans than I am of Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel - maybe you should just skip it over if you want to read this one?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Okie

    I caught this one at a Hasting Close Out Clearance, and read it before donating it to my local library. It looks like manga style, but the format is more like an American comic, so American readers won't be too confused, but manga afficionados might have a bit of confusion at first. It contains violence, but nothing too extreme; no scantily dressed women. Clearly formulated to fit American sensibilities. Great for reluctant readers, because you might be able to get them interested in the I caught this one at a Hasting Close Out Clearance, and read it before donating it to my local library. It looks like manga style, but the format is more like an American comic, so American readers won't be too confused, but manga afficionados might have a bit of confusion at first. It contains violence, but nothing too extreme; no scantily dressed women. Clearly formulated to fit American sensibilities. Great for reluctant readers, because you might be able to get them interested in the original book version.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Joshietoshi

    Very thrilling intense fun book for kids who like action and mystery. The book is not confusing like normal average chapter books While these books are great for kids because there is a chapter book of this book but this version is just great and really helps the reader(Myself) understand the situation or scenario. Overall I really loved this book and afterwards I'm definitely going to be reading more of this series while also reading more comic books.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ellyn → Allonsythornraxx

    27/03/18 Honest really enjoying reading these. I will say though, and I noticed this when I read the first gn in this series, you definitely miss a lot from the story & plot. Unless you've read the books you will probably be a bit confused because quite a lot gets let out. This would be a great starting point to get kids to read the series (or books in general), though.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Riley.s

    I thought this book was pretty good, I enjoyed this book as it was pretty action packed and was interesting. I also enjoyed all of the spy stuff that was in it as it made you feel like you were going on the mission with the character as it showed all the thoughts etc.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Donna Luu

    I got this for my kids to read and I think I'll skip future issues. All of the books have the same story line: Alex reluctantly agrees to participate in an investigatory mission only; things quickly go sour and he's forced to take action; he ingeniously saves the day, but gets no credit.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Landyn

    It was a pretty fascinating book but it had long slow parts.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Christine Fitzgerald

    I really liked seeing Alex Riders adventure come to life with these exquisite graphics. I hope students will pick this up and go on an adventure with Alex Rider! I really liked seeing Alex Rider’s adventure come to life with these exquisite graphics. I hope students will pick this up and go on an adventure with Alex Rider!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Laila

    Great graphic novel, but the end was annoying. It ended with a cliff hanger and I don't have access to the next book in the series!

  22. 5 out of 5

    April Harrison

    It was cool

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kenzzzzzzmik

    This book might be easy, though it is full of unimaginable actions through it

  24. 4 out of 5

    //Zaazaaza//

    it was good

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tim Gray

    A fun junior James Bond read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Chloe Trotter

    The point blanc adaptation into graphic novel follows the plot of the book much better than the stormbreaker graphic novel did. I enjoyed it much more for that. I like the art style and humour.

  27. 4 out of 5

    The Book Kingdom

    It was nice. I wish Selina (that's her name right?) Would have a bigger role. He was too amazing by himself

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lord Bobby

    This book very good you get see Alex do more spy work it was very good kept you on the edge until the last page like always Alex is good at the job.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Oliverreader12

    Not as good as the first graphic novel, I am a huge can of the books though. Would not recommend.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emerson John Tiu Ng

    nice story

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