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“Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - Book Reading
“Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer

Back of the Book:

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories—they’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

From USA Today:

All the familiar action-flick clichés are trotted out: the backstabbing, politically astute subordinate; the seemingly loony but loyal computer expert; the dabs of family loyalty; the requisite happy ending; the utterly unsubtle plugs for the sequel; the big action scenes. Resist the hype, parents, booksellers and librarians. This is not the new Harry Potter, nor is it a good children’s book.

Pages: 396

Published: 2001-04-26

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=4.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is the constant preaching. Luckily, it doesn’t really come across too preachy (usually), but the constant environmental messages get a little annoying. (Not to spoil anything, but it does seem to lead somewhere in a later book.)

The very best thing about this book is the story! Yeah, I know I used the USA Today review that says the book sucks and is full of clichés, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. The book is fun to read, though, and I really enoyed it.

Challenges:

This book will be placed under the 42 Challenge 2011, the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, and the iChallenges 2011.

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