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Artemis Fowl: Roman by Eoin Colfer
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Artemis Fowl: Roman (original 2001; edition 2001)

by Eoin Colfer, Claudia Feldmann

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Title:Artemis Fowl: Roman
Authors:Eoin Colfer
Other authors:Claudia Feldmann
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Collections:Your library, Gelesen und meins
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Tags:Fantasy, Felix, 2012, Jugendbuch

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (2001)

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    wisewoman: Both feature a slightly ruthless child hero attempting to harness magical beings for his own nefarious ends. Funny and inventive!
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    kaledrina: fans of Fowl's integration of a "real world" with a fairy world will appreciate Dust City's setting
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    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.
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(6.2)
  mshampson | Oct 15, 2014 |
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 | Sep 25, 2014 |
Artemis Fowl is about a boy whose father goes missing while he tries to restore his family fortune. Artemis then goes in search of gold him self . Most people don't know this but faeries are in fact real living creatures, Artemis seems to be the cause of the two worlds colliding in this exciting and wild tale. I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy/adventure. ( )
  KendallCH | Sep 23, 2014 |
A young boy genius who uses his intellect for evil manages to find the "fairy bible" and then holds a LEPrecon agent hostage, in exchange for gold. The book is funny, interesting and worth it. I read it as a kid, but I still read it today. Character development is ensured, and you become friends with all the characters. ( )
  Rosenstern | Sep 14, 2014 |
Maniacal child genius. Fairies with high tech equipment AND magical powers. Conflict, hilarity and sarcasm ensue. Who could say no? Meant for elementary to middle school readers, but I think slightly older readers could it enjoy it just as much. ( )
  Tigerlily12 | Jul 9, 2014 |
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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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Alcaina, AnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parker, NathanielNarratorsecondary 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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786817879, Mass Market Paperback)

At last, one of the most talked-about novels of last year is now available in an accessible mass-market edition. 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 bedtime stories-they're dangerous!

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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.

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