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Artemis Fowl

Book 1, Artemis Fowl

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Description

Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius-and above all, a criminal mastermind. But 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 the bedtime stories-they're dangerous!

From Publishers Weekly

May 01, 2001 – Colfer's (Benny and Omar) crime caper fantasy, the first in a series, starts off with a slam-bang premise: anti-hero Artemis Fowl is a boy-genius last in line of a legendary crime family teetering on the brink of destruction. With the assistance of his bodyguard, Butler, he masterminds his plan to regain the Fowls' former glory: capture a fairy and hold her ransom for the legendary fairy gold. However, his feisty mark, Holly, turns out to be a member of the "LEPrecon, an elite branch of the Lower Elements Police," so a wisecracking team of satyrs, trolls, dwarfs and fellow fairies set out to rescue her. Despite numerous clever gadgets and an innovative take on traditional fairy lore, the author falls short of the bar. The rapid-fire dialogue may work as a screenplay with the aid of visual effects (a film is due out from Talk/Miramax in 2002) but, on the page, it often falls flat. The narrative hops from character to character, so readers intrigued by Artemis's wily, autocratic personality have to kill a good deal of time with the relatively bland Holly and her cohorts, and the villain/hero anticlimactically achieves his final escape by popping some sleeping pills (it renders him invulnerable to the fairy time-stop). Technology buffs may appreciate the imaginative fairy-world inventions and action-lovers will get some kicks, but the series is no classic in the making. Ages 12-up.

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Customer Reviews

Artemis fowl

Artemis fowl is by far the best book I've read, period. This book about a master mind criminal, that finds a race called the people online. This is actually multiple races and they live in hiding of man. Artemis fowl realizes that many of them carry gold, a speicial mineral to Artemis, and tries to take it from them. However the "fairies" are not so keen to human activity, even criminal activity. As he holds hostage of one fairy the "people" plan to kill Artemis in this amazing book, Artemis Fowl.

An awesome summer read

Read this on iBook in 3 days. Loved it and I'm going to buy the rest of the books immediately after this review.

Amazing

This is the best series ever! I've read all the books and they were all amazing. I love the characters and the dialogue and pretty much everything in the entire book. You should definitely read this book and every other book after it!

Artemis Fowl
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Aug 07, 2009
  • Publisher: Disney Book Group
  • Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Artemis Fowl
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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