Eoin Coffer – Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl book 1)

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)

Artemis Fowl is book 1 of 8 of the Artemis Fowl series targeted for 9-12 year olds.  Artemis Fowl is a twelve year old boy genius who uses his genius for crime.  In book 1, Artemis bullies a fairy into giving up her secrets and then kidnaps another fairy, holding her for ransom.

I’ve known about the premise of these books for a long time and always thought it was brilliant, but I never understood why they didn’t get too much fame.  Now that I finally read this book, I sort of understand why.  The book is o.k. at best.  Personally I think the author got lazy in many aspects of the book, breaking conventional writing rules to make his life easier.

I also must say that Artemis is a despicable human being.  I know at some point in the series he will turn out to be a great boy but as of right now he is pure evil.  Strong dislike.

Though I must say the twist at the end of the book made it all worthwhile.  How Artemis defeated the fairies time-stop magic was, well, genius.  The author foreshadowed it very well and I feel like a fool for not being able to figure it out myself.  I shall have to read the next book in the series just to pit my own intelligence against that of the authors.  This time I shall not fail.

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