Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

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Artemis Fowl is brilliant, inventive, cunning, devious, and the mastermind of a vast criminal empire. He is only twelve years old. His father lost and presumed dead, his mother suffering from a nervous breakdown, Artemis sets out to restore his family’s fortune by trapping a fairy from the underworld of magical creatures and holding her ransom for fairy gold. Unfortunately for Artemis, he picks the wrong fairy to kidnap – Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit. When Holly’s comrades come to rescue her, things don’t exactly meet up with Artemis’ plans, or theirs.

I had little choice. Knowing how much I love Harry Potter (having read each book at least five times) and scifi/fantasy, my friend Suzanne and her three kids handed me their copies of the Artemis Fowl series and insisted that I read them. Well, it pays to have friends who know you well. These books by author Eoin Colfer are a hoot! Colfer describes his book as “Die Hard with fairies.” Yep, that sums it up pretty well. Sort of like James Bond, Encyclopedia Brown, and Grimms all rolled up in one. Highly entertaining. Artemis Fowl is the first in an ongoing series. In Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident Artemis teams up with Holly and the LEP to save his father from the Russian “Mafiya” and fight off a goblin rebellion. In Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code Artemis gets the whole world into trouble by using secret fairy technology to try to extort money from a evil industrialist.

5 thoughts on “Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

  1. Heather – Yep. There is a movie coming. It has been delayed a few times due to an arguement between Disney and Miramax, but at last, things are happening. There loads more information about it over on http://www.fangathering.com. Its an Artemis fansite. Youll find theres a movie section if youre interested? :)

    Great review! I love Artemis! You should check out the site I just mentioned for loads more Artemis info, games, fanart, forums etc.

  2. I picked up Artemis Fowl instead of Lemony Snickett by mistake. I read every word, but when I reached the end, I firmly detested the characters and knew that I’d never read the sequels.

  3. ok, couple of things you should know, the first book was a good introduction to the story, but, terribly written, I have been trying to finish the book for a few years but I had given up, only recently have I finished the book, it was terrible from start to finish, BUT, the other books in the series were way better compared to the first book.

    I would rate the first book 2 stars but the ther series 4 stars if not 5 stars.