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Artemis Fowl: Roman (edition 2001)

by Eoin Colfer, Claudia Feldmann

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Title:Artemis Fowl: Roman
Authors:Eoin Colfer
Other authors:Claudia Feldmann
Info:List Hardcover (2001), Ausgabe: 7. auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, 239 Seiten
Collections:Your library, Gelesen und meins
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Fantasy, Felix, 2012, Jugendbuch

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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    The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (wisewoman, Morteana)
    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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    westher: Als je een fan van Holly Short bent is Thursday Next een topper!
  3. 75
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  5. 10
    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. 10
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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.
  7. 10
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Ich hatte mal zu Weihnachten Teil 2 und 3 bekommen und fand sie ganz toll. Jetzt dachte ich mir, dass es mal Zeit für Teil 1 ist. Und bin froh, diesen nicht zuerst gelesen zu haben. Der Humor kommt schon unterschwellig durch, der dann in den nächsten Bänden Oberhand gewinnt. Doch irgendwie sind Geschichte und Charaktere noch unausgegoren. Es war ganz nett und spaßig zu lesen, aber ich glaube nicht, dass ich jemals die nächsten Bände gelesen hätte, wäre das mein erstes Artemis Buch gewesen.

Ansonsten stimmt alles:

Fantasyanteil: Check ✔
Humor: Check ✔
Supergeniebösewicht: Check ✔
Ein bis an die Zähne bewaffneter Butler: Check ✔
Mutter darf nichts erfahren: Check ✔

Also: Gutes Buch, aber nichts besonderes. Erstmal. Der Autor musste sich offensichtlich erst einschreiben bevor er da was tolles auf die Beine gestellt hat.

Achso, da war noch was. Ich schrieb folgendes bei Gone:

(Nichts gegen Artemis, aber der hat Geselligkeit nicht gerade mit dem Löffel gefressen. Wenn Butler nicht ständig hinter ihm stehen würde hätte er sicherlich schon seeehr oft Prügel bezogen).

Und was passiert in diesem Buch?

She pulled back her fist, fingers curled in a tight bunch. Artemis didn’t flinch. Why would he? Butler always intervened before punches landed. But then something caught his eye, a large figure running down the stairway on the first-floor monitor. It was Butler.

‘That’s right, rich boy,’ said Holly nastily. ‘You’re on your own this time.’

And before Artemis eyes hat time to widen, Holly put an extra few kilos of spring in her elbow and whacked her abductor right on the nose.

HAHA! Und sehr befriedigend. Also soweit es einen befriedigen kann dass ein 12 Jahre alter Bengel eins auf die Glocke bekommt. ( )
  Nomnivor | Jan 12, 2017 |
A fun family read. Magic, adventure and some discussion of morality, plus a plot that satisfies adult and older readers. We "read" this one on a family trip, but I'll get the next one for my family commute. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
An interesting read, what with the author trying to make us like a villain, who really isn't that villainous to be honest.
Definitely YA in its humor and execution. The not disguised Save the Earth mantra wears thin real quick, but then, this is a real quick book. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This novel would be a fantastic read aloud, small or large group. With so many varying characters, worlds, and plots, children would have fun discovering this book together and ultimately uncovering the humanity behind the Artemis’ deception.
  SmuckersLewis | Nov 27, 2016 |
I read this book because it was recommended to Harry Potter fans, but the comparison is an insult to J.K. Rowling. This book was terrible. Terrible. I tried to see what anyone could like about it, but... no. The characters were unlikable, the plot was dull.
  csoki637 | Nov 27, 2016 |
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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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Eoin Colferprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ménard, Jean-Françoissecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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Book description
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.
Haiku summary
An evil genius
kidnaps a fairy captain
to hold her ransom.
(marcusbrutus)

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!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:17 -0400)

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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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