Book Review : The Complete Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz

The Complete Horowitz Horror

Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 14th 2008 by Puffin
Welcome to a world where everything seems normal. At least, at first. But the sinister and truly terrifying lurk just beneath the surface. Like a bathtub with a history so haunted, no one dares get in it…or an ordinary-looking camera that does unspeakable things to its subjects…or an elevator filled with cannibals just waiting for their next victim to walk in…. This wicked collection of eighteen macabre tales combining both Horowitz Horror and More Horowitz Horror will send shivers up your spine.


Even though this book is targeted at middle grade readers, I really enjoyed reading it. Horowitz's writing style is one-of-a-kind. Most of the endings of his stories are left hanging, leaving them to the readers' imaginations. Under usual circumstances, this would have irked me, but it didn't. In fact, I found myself wondering about the character's fates, the gears in my brain turning round and round as I decided what would be best for the characters.

I read this at night, and goodness, it frightened me! Despite my fear for the unknown and my drooping eyelids, I kept on reading; it was as if I was addicted to Horowitz's horror stories. Horowitz is the children's new King of Horror!

About The Author
Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz is perhaps the busiest writer in England. He has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recently event drama Collision, among his other television works he has written episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. Anthony became patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices in 2009.

2 creative remarks:

Heather said...

I do love a good, creepy story and you had me at the bathtub that no one will get in~gave me shivers!

The Story Queen said...

Ah ah ahhhhh. This one sounds intriguing but I am so not good with horror.

Glad you liked it though! Great review :)