Review: Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) by Eoin Colfer

I give this book a 5.

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Every now and then I’m curious to see what I’ve been missing in children’s fictions, and since, I’m very particular about my selections, I’m seldom let down. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this series.

Artemis is a young genius who also happens to be the heir to a criminal dynasty that’s going broke. So Artemis decides to save the family business in the only way he can think of, which is ripping off the fairies that no one believes really exist.

I really liked Butler and Holly. The whole story was really cute, and if you don’t over think it, the little things shouldn’t get you down. I like the idea that the bad guy in this story is a little boy, but I must admit I kept hoping someone would stop to spank him at some point. (Oh no, wonder who I offended with that statement?)

In any case, I don’t think Artemis is a bad boy. I just think he’s a product of his environment, who happens to be desperate and willing to do whatever he thinks is necessary to save his way of life. The story is full of adventure, magic, and oddly enough a little sci-fi.

I recommend this to anyone willing to give it a try.

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6 thoughts on “Review: Artemis Fowl”

  1. The rest of the series is even better, except for the “Atlantis Complex.” Artemis as an older teen, suffering from a kid-friendly version of PTSD (the titular complex), was not nearly as interesting as it could have been. Still, the books grow more complex and the protagonist’s plots become more delightfully high risk with moves like stuffing Butler into a fridge (to save his life), awakening a Kraken, and coldly letting a friend die to save her life. Book five is a personal favorite.

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