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Point Blanc: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel #2)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 3rd 2007 by Walker (first published 2007)
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K.D. Absolutely
Jul 14, 2011 K.D. Absolutely rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, given-away, graphics, spy
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 symbo ...more
Kate (GirlReading)
Mar 28, 2016 Kate (GirlReading) rated it liked it
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.
Lillian Bittle
Mar 01, 2017 Lillian Bittle rated it really liked it
Shelves: spy-books, mysteries
I really like the illustrations in here. Very well done!
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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
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Maninee
Oct 18, 2010 Maninee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Carter
Feb 11, 2014 Carter rated it really liked it
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 lib ...more
Kisepi
Jun 24, 2015 Kisepi rated it really liked it
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
Rilind Musliu
Oct 17, 2014 Rilind Musliu rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-term
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.
Andréa
I really enjoy the Alex Rider novels (and the movie, for that matter), but I wasn't very impressed with this graphic adaptation.
Fabio
Dec 09, 2008 Fabio rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids = boys
Recommended to Fabio by: I
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.
Alex
Mar 25, 2014 Alex rated it it was amazing
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Sylvia
Jul 15, 2009 Sylvia rated it really liked it
Petualangan kedua Alex Rider sebagai seorang teenager spy. Setelah Stormbreaker, Alex cuma pingin satu hal: menjadi anak sekolahan biasa. Yang ngerjain PR, nge-date ama cewek yang dia suka, dll. Tapi ternyata agen-agen di M16 gak bisa ngelepas dia begitu aja. Ketika terjadi pembunuhan terhadap dua orang kaya raya, kepala agen M16 memanggil Alex untuk mencari bukti-bukti keterlibatan sebuah sekolah eksklusif yang dipimpin oleh Dr Grief.

Di sekolah tersebut, ada lima anak lainnya berusia 14 tahun,
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Ryaan Basheer
Jan 06, 2014 Ryaan Basheer rated it liked it
A graphic novel adaptation of the second book in the Alex Rider series, Point Blanc. Much like the novel this comic follows the story of Alex Rider and his adventures in the infamous Point Blanc boarding school for very rich and troubled teens. After being blackmailed back into service by his not so transparent government, Alex is once again sent off to protect the interests of his country. Posing as the delinquent son of a rich business tycoon, Alex succeeds in infiltrating mysterious school ru ...more
Rachel Lightwood
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 plo ...more
Sunghyun
The author of this book is Anthony Horowitz. The name of the book is Alex Rider, Point Blank. This book is Fiction. The genre of the book is Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Actions. I chose this book because I wanted to read a new Graphic Novel and I read all my favorite books so I found this book from the shelf.

It's a story about a boy called Alex Rider going to an academy called Point Blanc. He goes there because two famous people's son went there and they started to worry about their son. The ne
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Giancarlos
Feb 17, 2010 Giancarlos rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: alicia
Recommended to Giancarlos by: Rodrigues and Flappy
(sorry if some of the details are left out its just that i forgot how the story goes exactly)



How does this book start out? Well there's this kid whose name is Alex Rider who has a father that is a secret spy. But Alex doesn't know. One his pops is at his job and then he gets killed by the enemy. Everytime Alex comes baxk from school, his dad is always home. This time he wasn't. Then some people from Alex's dads job come to hid house and tell them that he has died. The thing is, thry dont.When
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Eva Bertrand
Feb 17, 2016 Eva Bertrand rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The book title is Point Blank with is a fiction book, a graphic novel written by Anthony Horowitz. The author is famous for his serial 1CAlex Rider 1D which tell about the adventure of a young man.
I chose this book because this is the second part of the volume 1 that I read few months ago.
The book is about the mission of Alex Rider who has discover what happened in Point Blank academy in the Alpes in France and why two millionair have been killed at the same moment. Is it a coincidence or is t
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Becky B
Alex Rider is sent to a highly exclusive boarding school for troubled boys after two of the enrolled students' fathers end up dying mysteriously. Very quickly Alex realizes that the school is a cover for a mad scientist's plot to take over the world, and it is up to him and MI6 to save the day.

I don't remember the original novel as well for this book as the first in the series, but from what I do remember I think the graphic novel does a decent job of staying true to the original plot. I see it
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Ryan Sutton
Aug 19, 2014 Ryan Sutton rated it really liked it
Point Blank
Thrilling and intriguing, Alex Rider is back in the next action packed novel by award winning writer, Anthony Horawitz. From the fields of Lancashire, to the freezing Swiss Alps, Alex Rider is there to save the day. The highly detailed illustrations provide an extra look in depth into the story line. With his range of specialized spy gadgets, Alex can bail his way out of any dangerous, death-felt encounters. With an evil doctor planning to take over the world with his cruel invention
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Farhin
Jun 12, 2014 Farhin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
A great graphic novel adaptation to the second book in the Alex Rider series: Point Blanc.
The dialogue was adapted well and the story flowed smoothly.

I have to point out the differences in illustration of Jackie Starbright, Alex's guardian and housekeeper. The artist changed her look completely at the end of the novel where she appears again and I can't help but think that it was a genuine but clumsy mistake. I honestly believe that graphic novels should live up to a good standard to give the re
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Felix
Jan 21, 2016 Felix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hi i read the nonfiction book point blank by Anthony Horowitz. The genre of this book is adventure. I chose to read this book because i had already read the book and wanted to see if it is different than the comic so i tried to read it.

The story is about this young boy spy sent to a school of a terrorist to find out information about him and what exactly does he do. This book is sent in a huge school on the top of the mountain. The main character is the young boy spy.

The story made me excited an
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Fadel
Oct 23, 2015 Fadel rated it it was amazing
Point Blanc: The Graphic NovelAnthony Horowitz Anthony Horowitz. Trigger Mortis.
Point Blanc is a great action-thrilling book! It has a sturdy plot with an interesting story. My favorite part is the end where Alex sees a copy of himself trying to kill him, so suspenseful!
Ashley
May 12, 2011 Ashley rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya-lit
This book reeked of the Spy Kids movies. Totally evil genius, wannabe dictator and his hideous sidekick; a remote, inescapable fortress; plenty of easily identifiable gadgets; and unrealistic leaps in science. Personally, I struggle with the graphic novel format as it is, but this book is the kind that gives graphic novels a bad name. I feel like the actual prose might be more believable but on the whole I felt that the story plus the graphic novel style made this book ridiculous. I hope I have ...more
Matthew Kemp
Nov 01, 2011 Matthew Kemp rated it really liked it
Point Blanc is the second book in the Alex Rider series. It is about a fourteen year old boy named Alex Rider who is a secret agent in the british secret service. In this book he is sent to a boarding school for juvenile boys that come from wealthy families. He is sent there to discover what is really happening to the boys that go there. It is a fast paced book filled with action and suspense. Something i didn't like about this book was the beginning was a bit boring in my opinion. I would recom ...more
Lisa
Dec 01, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Picked this up today for a quick read and wasn't disappointed. This volume is much better than the first, maybe they got a better feel for the character and storyline. Compared to the first Alex Rider graphic novel, this felt more complete and complex. Haven't read the books, so have no idea of whether it stuck to the book or not, but really enjoyed it.

This time Alex gets pulled into a mission into a finishing school for maladjusted sons of exceedingly rich parents. There's an evil genius, very
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Kirito
Oct 10, 2011 Kirito rated it it was amazing
Alex Riders's Point Blank book by Anthony Horwitz is a popular book for both kids and adults. This book talks about a teen called Alex Rider who is a unexpectingly a spy working for M16. He's to stop Dr. Grief's plan, an evil criminal who'll stop at nothing to destroy the world. Will Alex Rider stop Dr.Grief's plans once and for all or be stuck at Dr.Grief's academy?

I picked up this book because the chapter book for Point Blank was good so I decided to check out the graphic novel for it.

I fini
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Bdalton
Dec 17, 2011 Bdalton rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is simplistic storytelling at its best. The evil villian is an former South African who loves Adolf Hitler and apartaid. He is trying to take over the world by taking over the lives of underacheiving boys from influential families (the premise is a bit of a stretch). Alex Rider, the hero, is a boy spy who infiltrates the evil villian, Dr. Grief's school, and uncovers the plot. The graphic novel version of this story moves the plot along quickly. The illustrations are strong. The writing con ...more
Ms. Myers
Sep 13, 2012 Ms. Myers rated it really liked it
Point Blanc By: Anthony Horowitz
A teenager named Alex Rider which is a spy is sent to a place called Point Blanc, it's sort of like a military school. And tries to escape.I think it's interesting. This book is fiction, the setting is in the middle of nowhere and it's in the winter. The main character is Alex, the mood in this book is serious and there's lots of action. Yes I liked it. I think that people that like action and mystery.
Studmuffin
May 15, 2015 Studmuffin rated it it was amazing
This book was something i could never put down. I constantly found myself stayuing up late and rushing through my work to get a chance to read it. Although i was bummed when i finished the book it was one of my favorite books i've ever read. This book was such a nerve racking adventure i found my heart racing at some points anxious to know what would happen next. I have been a fan of the alex rider series since the begining and i think this one was by far the best yet. I highly recomend it for p ...more
Tristan H
Mar 20, 2012 Tristan H rated it it was amazing
As soon as two powerful men were killed Alex has to find out what is going on but as he was looking around he found out that they both had sons that go to an academy in the french alps called point blanc but when he tried to infiltrate the school he did not get good points. Point blanc is the second graphic novel in the Alex rider series which is why I like it. there aren't any bad parts so anyone who liked the first in the series should like the next book so this is recommended to the Alex Ride ...more
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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony 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 recent ...more
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