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Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) (edition 2003)

by Eoin Colfer

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When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
Member:prezzey
Title:Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
Authors:Eoin Colfer
Info:Miramax (2003), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:youth, fantasy, read, own, bp, 2A, sf, humor, urban_fantasy

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

  1. 92
    The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (atimco, Morteana)
    atimco: Both feature a slightly ruthless child hero attempting to harness magical beings for his own nefarious ends. Funny and inventive!
  2. 51
    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (westher)
    westher: Als je een fan van Holly Short bent is Thursday Next een topper!
  3. 20
    Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks (foggidawn)
  4. 76
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (missmaddie)
  5. 11
    Dust City by Robert Paul Weston (kaledrina)
    kaledrina: fans of Fowl's integration of a "real world" with a fairy world will appreciate Dust City's setting
  6. 11
    Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates by Sean Cullen (tardis)
    tardis: The Hamish X books are absurd and funny and like the Artemis Fowl books (also funny) they feature capable young protagonists with dangerous adversaries.
  7. 11
    The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson (aliklein)
  8. 03
    Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Jesh1721)
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Fantasy heists! Like The Stainless Steel Rat, but with magic.
  lobstersreading2 | Jan 25, 2020 |
Artemis Fowl is the smartest boy in the world and he has just made an exciting discovery. Artemis has just discovered that fairies exist and have existed for all of time. He has discovered magic. He decides to make a copy of their bible to learn as much about them as he can. But Artemis is a bad little boy and forms a plan to steal their gold for himself. Unluckily for the fairies this plan is not deceivable. In this adventure, you will meet all kinds of exciting characters. And get to know Artemis better along the way.

This was the best series I’ve read since Rick Riordan’s Lightning Thief. I got to know Artemis and understand him better than any real person. The way this book was communicated to the reader makes sure that it gets the top ten best sellers. I loved this book and if anyone ever asks me what my favorite book series is no doubt this has my vote. This book series outranks any book Rick Riordan could ever write. The amount of imagination put into this is incredible. I loved this book. Thank you Eoin Colfer so much for writing this book. ( )
1 vote BCash.ELA4 | Jan 6, 2020 |
READ IN DUTCH

Artemis Fowl is twelve, smart and very, very, very rich. He could have been Batman, but he decides to go steal some gold from faeries.



Only problem is, these faeries are not known to go easy on sharing their gold, and they can fend for themselves. Still, Artemis decides to kidnap one of them.



This book is aimed I guess on children around eleven years old. Indeed I do remember people talking about these books when I was about that age. For me, as I was older when I read this book, it felt a little bit childish (not that I can blame the book; of course), mostly the 'jokes' and witticisms fell short for someone my age.



Artemis himself has a great mind he uses for the bad, like Moriarty for example, but is also an extremely annoying person. I won't be the only one who ended up 'team faeries' even though all faeries do is complain about humans.



This book is the start of a series, but I still need to read from book #3 on. ( )
  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
i had mixed reviews for this. Partly due to Artemis character was portrayed as an evil genius boy but I don't think he's evil. Just misunderstood. I didn't particularly liked the beginning of the story, but it does get better through the end. Made me like it enough to continue on to the next book.
  YukiNatsuo | Oct 27, 2019 |
Artemis Fowl is een 12-jarige jongen, superrijk, een genius, en een crimineel mastermind. Hij ontdekt dat elfen, trollen, dwergen etc. echt bestaan, en zoekt een manier om hun te gebruiken. Hij ontvoert een van de leden van de elfBI en probeert op die manier aan het goud te komen dat deze organisatie als losgeld heeft klaar staan.

Dit boek is natuurlijk gericht op personen veel jonger dan ik ben, (BOL.com: 13-16 jaar, hoewel ik het persoonlijk zelfs voor nog jonger zou zetten, zo 10-13 jaar.) en daarom misschien een beetje TE tam voor de oudere lezer, maar voor de gemiddelde tiener een leuk boek voor de zomer-vakantie. ( )
  EdwinKort | Oct 18, 2019 |
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The truth is, fairies in their essence are said to possess glamour, a word that originally meant something like charm -- the ability to bewitch. Hardware may intrigue, caustic belligerence may be sexy to a contemporary 12-year-old, but neither ingredient bewitches. Despite a brave and promising premise, ''Artemis Fowl'' is charmless.
 
Characterizations and dialogue enhance a rollicking tale that will have readers rolling on the floor and eagerly anticipating the planned sequel
added by khuggard | editBooklist
 
Fun to read, full of action and humor, this is recommended for all public libraries and to readers of all ages
added by khuggard | editLibrary Journal
 
The combination of choppy sentences and ornate language will appeal to some readers, although not necessarily to Harry Potter fans; the emphasis here is more on action (some of it gory), technology, and deadpan humor than on magic, and only one character (Artemis) is a child.
added by khuggard | editSchool Library Journal
 
Despite numerous clever gadgets and an innovative take on traditional fairy lore, the author falls short of the bar.
added by khuggard | editPublishers Weekly
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Eoin Colferprimary authorall editionscalculated
Alcaina, AnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fleetwood, TonyCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kopeć-Umiastowska, BarbaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lamanna, PaoloIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ménard, Jean-FrançoisTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parker, NathanielNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ragusa, Angela DiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ho Chi Minh City in the summer.
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Wie üblich war die Hauptröhre völlig überfüllt. Fliegende Feen verstopften den Durchgang wie Steine in einem Flaschenhals, und die Gnome, die mit ihren riesigen, schwingenden Hinterteilen zwei Fahrstreifen blockierten, machten das Ganze auch nicht besser. [Taschenbuch S. 35]
Seit die Menschenwesen begonnen hatten, mit Bohrungen nach Bodenschätzen herumzuexperimentieren, waren immer mehr Unterirdische aus ihren Burgen unterhalb der Erdoberfläche in die Tiefe und Sicherheit von Haven City geflüchtet. [Taschenbuch S. 37]
Die Oberirdischen zerstörten alles, was sie in die Finger bekamen. Und dann ihre Behausungen! Große, protzige Kästen mit Räumen für alles Mögliche - zum Schlafen, zum Essen und sogar ein Extraraum, um auf die Toilette zu gehen. Drinnen! Holly schüttelte sich. Was für eine ekelhafte Vorstellung. Das einzig Gute daran war doch gerade, dass die Mineralien der Erde zurückgegeben wurden, aber die Oberirdischen hatten es geschafft, selbst das zu verpfuschen, indem sie ihre "Abwässer" mit einer blauen, chemischen Flüssigkeit vermischten. Wenn ihr vor hundert Jahren jemand gesagt hätte, dass die Menschen eines Tages sogar aus dem Dünger die Nährstoffe herausziehen würden, hätte sie ihn für verrückt erklärt. [Taschenbuch S. 49]
Die Hafenarbeiter rollten sich Zigaretten. Was nicht einfach war mit Fingern, die so dick waren wie Eisenstangen, aber sie schafften es doch. Und was machte es schon, wenn ein paar braune Tabakkrümel auf das grobe Pflaster fielen? Man konnte das Zeug kistenweise bei einem kleinen Mann kaufen, der bei der Berechnung seiner Preise zuvorkommenderweise auf die staatlichen Steuern verzichtete. [Taschenbuch S. 83]
Der Zwerg musste schlucken. Das war mal wieder typisch für die Zwergen-Bruderschaft. Was hassen Zwerge am meisten? Feuer. Welches sind die einzigen Wesen, die Feuerbälle herbeizaubern können? Kobolde. Und mit wem legen sich die Zwerge an? So blöd musste man erst mal sein. [Taschenbuch S. 145]
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Eoin Colfer describes his new book, Artemis Fowl, as "Die Hard with fairies." He's not far wrong.

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn't count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
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An evil genius
kidnaps a fairy captain
to hold her ransom.
(marcusbrutus)

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