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Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, describes his creation as "Die Hard with fairies". He's not far wrong. Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history and with his trusty sidekicks, Butler and Juliet, 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 their number and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action he reckons without Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--a sort of extra small Clarice Starling with pointy ears and wings--and her senior officer Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
Fantastic stuff from beginning to end, Artemis Fowl is a rip-roaring, 21st-century romp of the highest order. The author has let his imagination run riot by combining folklore, fantasy and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. But be warned: this is no gentle frolic so don't be fooled by the fairy subject matter. Instead what we have here is well written, sophisticated, rough and tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool read for anyone over the age of 10. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Artemis is a brilliant creation (Anthony Horowitz)
A huge hit (The Guardian)
A great book. I read it withmy 11 year old boy and although it took me the first chapter to get into it, I couldnt put it down! Read morePublished 4 days ago by Elsy
Given the high praise this book seems to have gotten, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. People have compared it to Harry Potter but that's really unfair. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kim Dyer
If you have read any of the other books on the series or want an alternative to Harry Porter then try this.Published 13 days ago by G man
This was the series of books that got me back into reading. I was 11/12 years old at the time and had been thoroughly put off reading by all these silly rainbow fairy books and by... Read morePublished 29 days ago by If you don't know now you know
Just like the book - I like listening to it in bed before going to sleep.Published 3 months ago by James
I have loved this book for years and still love to 're read itPublished 4 months ago by kimbetley jackson