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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer


BLURBS:
Artemis Fowl is a one of the greatest criminal minds the world has ever seen. He is heir to the Fowl family empire—a centuries old clan of international underworld figures and con artists. He is arguably the most cunning Fowl of all. He is also twelve years old.






Artemis' interest in mythology and an obsession with the Internet leads him to discover proof of the existence of "The People"- otherwise known as fairies, sprites, leprechauns and trolls. He learns every fairy has a magical Book. If he can find the Book, it will lead him to "The People's" vast treasure of gold.




With his brutish sidekick, Butler, he sets his plans in motion. Artemis tricks a drunken old fairy woman into loaning him her Book, a tiny golden volume, for thirty minutes. He scans it with a digital camera and emails it to his Mac G6 computer. Back in his mansion in Ireland, he is the first human to decode the secrets of the fairies.




Artemis needs a leprechaun to help him with this plan. He and Butler hunt down Holly Short, a tough, female LEPrecon, part of a gung-ho Fairy commando unit, who is on a reconnaissance mission. He kidnaps her, and a major battle begins. It's satyr against gnome, man against elf, and for the first time in his life, Artemis must decide what he values most.






THOUGHTS:
Criminally inclined boy genius? I like it. Artemis Fowl's character is likable in spite of his reputation. He is not truly selfish and avoids killing people or supernatural alike, as much as he can avoid asking Butler to do it. I still can't grasp about the whole Fairy part of it. It's not really my thing but kids and adults will love Holy - she's feisty and pretty Elf according to the book. Lot's of adventures and high technology gadgets described. Adults might not like it as much as the 5th graders but it's still worth your time.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is rather interesting for me to read this post. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

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