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Artemis Fowl 01: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl 01: Artemis Fowl (edition 2011)

by Eoin Colfer

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Title:Artemis Fowl 01: Artemis Fowl
Authors:Eoin Colfer
Info:Puffin Books (2011), Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Children & YA, In English, Read but unowned
Tags:Artemis Fowl, Fairies, Children, Humour, In English

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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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    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (westher)
    westher: Als je een fan van Holly Short bent is Thursday Next een topper!
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    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (missmaddie)
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    Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks (foggidawn)
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    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
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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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James Bond meets Tinkerbell! Action-loving kids will enjoy all the scheming and the technological weaponry.

Twelve-year-old Artemis is part of a long crime-family line. He tries to restore the family fortune by kidnapping a fairy (Captain Holly Short) and demanding a ton of gold in ransom. The fairy world, which includes centaurs, trolls, sprites and goblins, fight back with an edgy variety of technology and weapons. But Artemis proves a formidable and intelligent foe, and his bodyguard Butler is fearless.
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  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Soooo much better than I expected. It’s not high literature (or even high fantasy) and it’s definitely YA, but it’s a good solid adventure with a well-built world and lots of interesting characters.

I’ve seen it billed as something similar to Sherlock Holmes, and Artemis is theoretically the villain... and while that’s not untrue, it’s not really accurate. Artemis himself certainly fits the idea of a young Sherlock (or, since the audiobook reader gives him an Irish accent, BBC’s Moriarty) and some deduction happens, but the plot is more action/adventure than detective mystery. As for his villainy, you might not even notice that he’s the “villain” of the first story if he (and other characters) didn't keep mentioning it. ( )
  Andibook | Jan 26, 2016 |
I didn't like it. Artemis was able to do everything. I felt like we got to know Captain Holly Short much better than Artemis. ( )
  nx74defiant | Jan 23, 2016 |
Absolutely awesome! A mix of science fiction and magic, this book had it all. Artemis, though completely unbelievable in every way, is such an amazing character. He uses brainpower to achieve his ruthless goals without stopping if anyone gets in his way. The perfect villain, cold, merciless, unforgiving, dangerous, secretly caring of his mother and bodyguard (named Butler), he is everything you could want in an interesting, complex villain. The sheer knowledge that he possesses is amazing to read about. He has his enemies every move in his head, and already has counter attacks planned out well before the fight actually begins. Butler is the muscle of the duo, able to take on a FULLY GROWN MURDEROUS TROLL. with the two of them working together, there is nothing they can't accomplish. But when they find some fairy gold, they are up against their biggest challenge yet: the secret underground fairy police. This book was so intriguing and kept me turning the page until I had finished the entire book. The story is fast paced, action filled, exciting, and interesting. Our world is combined with the fairy world, and amazing things can happen when this occurs, as seen in Artemis Fowl! Definitely worth reading for anyone willing to follow the most logical master Artemis and his cold, sinister ways. ( )
  DrPedro | Jan 21, 2016 |
The book I would like to review is Artemis Fowl. It was an interesting book but had me confused every once and a while. What I got out of it is Artemis Fowl is a super-genius kid who is 12. He wants to be just like his father who is a "major felon". He lives with his mother who is going insane and his bodyguard Butler. He stole a book from a fairy named "The book of the people" that he translated.He ended up finding where all the fairies are located and stole one named Holly. But soon after other agent fairies came to save her and wanted to get rid of Artemis. But Artemis found a way out and twisted the story.
I was not a big fan of this book because it lost me a lot. It also had lots of violence in it. It was a easy read. I read it in a day or two but I had to force my self to read it. I thought it was a good topic but the sequence was a little sloppy. Finally, there lots of complicated words in it even though it is toward mainly sixth graders. If I decided to ever recommend this book I would lean it toward high schoolers. That is why I am giving this book a 2 star rating. ( )
  Paris.Hudson | Jan 21, 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
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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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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.

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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