April 22, 2012

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Title:  Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Disney- Hyperion
Release date: August 4, 2009 (first published January 1st 2001)
Age range: 10 years & up

Rating:  3.5 / 5

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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 fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them...but then they stop playing by the rules.
Artemis Fowl is a twelve-year-old criminal genius that wants to restore his family´s fortune. And how does he intend to achieve that? Well he plans to kidnaps a fairy.

This book is told from a third-person point of view and because of this I had problems connecting with Artemis, at first I didn´t get him, because if he´s so intelligent why get in trouble with magical creatures.

At first I didn´t like Artemis maybe because the narrator didn´t like him, but I liked him by the end of the book. Butler is Artemis´s bodyguard, he´s very loyal, obedient and trust completely in him. Butler is my favorite character of this book.

Among the non-human we´ve captain Holly a leprechaun, that is in the wrong place in the wrong time and is kidnapped by Butler and Artemis. Also among the non-human is Commander Root, he´s Holly´s boss and has very bad temper.

Artemis Fowl, is a good read, I didn´t love it but I like it and definitively reading the next book in the series. In this book you can read about of folklore and Irish mythology mixed with modern technology.

“Artemis was the closest thing Butler had to a friend, and Butler was the closest Artemis had to a father, albeit one who obeyed orders.”
"Butler scrambled to his feet. Fairy bodies were scattered around him in various stages of shock and unconsciousness. Scared definitely. Dead, probably not. Mission accomplished."

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  1. I read Artemis Fowl a few years ago and liked it. I wished I would have read the next books but now I don't remember what happened xD

  2. +JMJ+

    I agree with your observation that even the narrator doesn't seem to like Artemis much. LOL! But he really is supposed to be unlikeable. (My favourite description of him came out about a decade ago: "the anti-Harry Potter." Oh, how true!) But I'm guessing that he will end up growing on everyone--readers and narrator alike--in the next few books.

  3. Hahah, it's pretty true that the narrator sounded like he disliked artemis. I read this one a few years back. It had lots of gizmos and whatnots


  4. I absolutely love this series! I first read this when I was like 14 and I was hooked. This is one of the books that got me really into reading. Colfer is a genius.
    Nice review! :D

  5. i have been hearing a lot of good stuffs about this series....god i really need to read it

  6. Guess what? I haven't read Artemis Fowl! I know, pity me! I really want to start on this one.

  7. Great review! I just finished this book recently and agree with your comments. I didn't like Artemis at first but did by the end of the book. I will definitely read the next books in the series!

  8. Now that the final book in this series is out, I really want to read this one. I have heard so many wonderful things about this series. That it gets better and better.