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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

AMAZING!!!!

I read the book in 4 hours and could not put it down. This fast read is packed with wonder and sci fi and is just amazing.worth the money!!

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.

Artemis Fowl

Entertainment is what reading fiction is all about! A time when your all alone and you can escape to the realm of imagination! This book fulfills this perfectly! This book may be a young adult reader, but at 57 years old, I am not what you call young and found this book to be what books are for...the pleasure of reading!

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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