Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

Large Print - 2020
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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.
Publisher: Large print edition.
[Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781432875596
1432875590
Branch Call Number: J Colf L.P.
Characteristics: 312 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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taedwardcc
May 27, 2021

As the opening act in the fantasy series by Eoin Colfer, this book lives up to its responsibility to introduce the setting and start a dramatic chain of events.

Following a naval accident involving his father off the coast of Russia, Artemis Fowl determines that the way to restore his generational family fortune is to discover and plunder the vast treasure that is purported to lie with the mythical underground fairy race. A long and costly chase ensues in which a fairy, main antagonist Holly Short, is kidnapped to be held ransom, and a rescue platoon later lays (what is supposed to be) a fatal siege on the Fowl mansion in an effort to deny the exorbitant fees for Holly’s release.

This book is throughly well-paced and utilizes the right amount of intense action to keep the pages turning quickly. The intricate symbolism hidden in every chapter inextricably ties this story to the real world and exudes the essence of what lies beneath every person’s subconscious dreams.

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826_05
May 16, 2021

I love science fiction and fantasy. I enjoyed and have rewatched Deadpool. I found this book laced with gratuitous cruelty in word choice and concepts, and the changes Artemis experiences ring false. If the author had worked longer in it, I believe this could have been a great start to an adult series, but for young people, better to stick to Voldemort, where the writing is genuine.

IndyPL_AnnaL Mar 31, 2021

Fast paced and exciting! This is a great book for those who enjoy fantasy and science fiction. Both are intertwined to make a really compelling story about a twelve year old genius who battles fairies and other underground creatures for treasure and control. Atremis Fowl is a complicated character because of his wish to win at all costs. This is a great book for readers who are looking for an unique adventure.

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red_beetle_312
Jan 17, 2021

this book is really crazy and can you believe at the end (spoiler alert so i will not share it

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EpicEsh
Dec 29, 2020

Artemis Fowl is a fantasy novel mixed with science fiction. It is about a child-genius boy named Artemis Fowl whose next big scheme is to kidnap a fairy for a large ransom of gold. However these are not your typical pacifist fairies; they refuse to go down without a fight. More than the plot itself, it's the divergent characters that make this such a wonderful book. You have a cunning criminal mastermind who doesn’t even have a driver’s license, a loyal and incredible bodyguard, a stern and sarcastic fairy, a psychotic mom, and an ugly troll. Each character adds another layer of depth to this intricate story. There are times in this book when sometimes the reader can get lost or things are unexplained, but don’t worry because everything that is of doubt will get elucidated as you continue to read. Overall this is a unique and fabulous story. I definitely recommend you pick this book off your library shelf.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 20, 2020

Our main protagonist is Artemis Fowl, a young, highly intelligent boy who comes from a prominent crime family. He's aided by his butler, who is the third-most skilled martial artist on the planet. After his mother had gone mad he kidnaps a fairly named Holly Short, in exchange for his mother's mind to be restored and half their gold. I like this book and I would recommend this to someone else. Mainly an audience of 10-12 year olds. The characters feel real and it's not like other books where the main protagonist is a goody two shoes, the characters are very intelligent. The plot has an interesting concept of fairies living in the core of the Earth, a child super criminal and espionage. The book isn't rushed and it explains everything well, As for the resolution it wasn't cheap our main character didn't change his ways. @Subsub of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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hbmidgley
Nov 14, 2020

Artemis fowl is awesome.
the movie is good but it doesn't to with the book🍿

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red_beetle_312
Oct 29, 2020

this book is way to technologically advanced for its time. I love it!

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Linyarai
Oct 08, 2020

This story felt a little disjointed, I didn't feel like having both a renegade fairy and a mental condition were necessary for the plot. I guess we'll see how it follows through in the next book.

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Linyarai
Oct 05, 2020

I'm not a huge fan of time travel stories, they get too "Wibbly Wobbly". This one stayed fairly direct, but there was still a lot of struggle with characters & timelines. I still don't feel like Artemis is as fun of a character as he was when he was younger

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826_05
May 16, 2021

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EpicEsh
Dec 29, 2020

EpicEsh thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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blue_lion_6749
Nov 19, 2020

blue_lion_6749 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

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tedwards37
Jul 18, 2020

tedwards37 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_panda_4979
Jul 13, 2020

blue_panda_4979 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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blue_cat_2473
Jul 04, 2020

blue_cat_2473 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 25

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Matthewhirst
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Feb 26, 2020

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

When Artemis kidnaps a fairy, he gets more than he bargained for.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

Stealing back his C Cube will take everything Artemis has got: including a select few memories.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

Artemis fowl teams up with the fairy to save one person he truly cares about: his father.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

To fix a major mistake involving the health of his mother, Artemis must travel back in time to save her. There he must face off against his greatest enemy. Himself.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

The fairy world needs juvenile genius Artemis Fowl ll more than ever. But can he save them again while still battling his own mind?

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis captures a fairy named holly short and tries to trades her for gold, but things don't go as planned

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis makes a deal with holly short to get back his dad from the artic

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Someone stole artemis's technology and Artemis is trying to get it back

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis goes back in time to get a lemur's brain enzyme that can cure his mom's sickness

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis fowl is growing crazy and paranoid can he pull it togheter in other to save the atlantis

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 13, 2016

"...deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps you could blow on that spark occasionally." (Holly to Artemis, in Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident)

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richarddye
May 30, 2014

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

bluestar817 Nov 15, 2013

"Stand back human you don't know what you dealing with." - Holly

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burritoofradness
Apr 11, 2013

"Nothing is nothing," commented Artemis cryptically.

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Lokithenightfury
Mar 29, 2013

"I don't even like lollipops."-Artemis

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tonging
Oct 08, 2012

"We're all mad here too,he thought."

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"I'm the NUT!" Artemis Fowl

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"If stupidity was a crime you to would be public enemy's number one and two. "Mulch Diggums

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

Lollypop?

NIMRA SHAIKH Jul 16, 2012

"Trust me. I haven't been wrong yet."

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samcoughlan
Nov 26, 2014

Violence: Some fighting good book though

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 05, 2012

Coarse Language: just a little bit of swearing, and some of it is in the language of the fairies.

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 05, 2012

Other: some intense crude humor. Parts of it I don't mind, but others.... it would be way better without that stuff.

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