December 10, 2007

Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz

Skeleton Key (Alex Rider) by Anthony Horowitz

This is the third book in the Alex Rider Series. It is a little more violent than the first book, and there is more action. It is fast paced and well written. It is a good action novel. One nice thing about the Alex Rider Series is that each book is a separate mission and a complete story. You can read any book in the series in any order.

Alex volunteers to be a ball boy at Wimbledon, and quickly uncovers a plot by an Asian gang to rig the tournament. The gang sends a professional killer after Alex who must then go into hiding until the agency can get the contract cancelled. The spy agency sends Alex to Cuba, where he must pose as the son of two American CIA Agents. The CIA Agents are tracking an illegal uranium shipment payed for by an ex-Russian General who still believes in a communist Russia. When the Agents are killed in the line of duty, Alex must complete the mission on his own.


  1. So, I'm wondering what your definition of "worth owning" is. I only care to own the books that I REALLY like and might want to read on the spur of the moment, not waiting for the library to get them in. Do you and Russell like to have a lot of books at your house.

  2. I don't really care about having a lot of books, but Russell loves owning them. He really does want to own his own library one day. So any book that either of us would read more than once is considered "Worth Owning".

    A breakdown of the rest of the categories is as follows.
    "Love It" is our absolute favorite books.
    "Worth Reading Once" is the book was fine to read once, but neither of us would probably pick it up to read it again.
    "Just So So" means that it really wasn't that good.
    And "Hmmm, Probably Not" means exactly what it says. If we picked something up and it was dirty, or if a book was just to stupid to finish it would go in this category.