3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Decent book, probably Colfer's weakest effort though.,
This review is from: Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox: 6 (Hardcover)
Sure the summary sounds pretty interesting but the execution is, all in all, pretty weak. Two things bother me especially;
Artemis is just not that smart. In the other books he was obviously and ridiculously brilliant, but in this one he merely seems like an intelligent 16 year old - just so the opposition seems credibly formidable. Basically Artemis was jobbing.
It seems to me to be a very lazy book; as if Colfer needed to write another AF novel but he wasn't quite sure how to do it. Or maybe he just wasn't struck with inspiration this time. Either way it felt like a rehash, or half assed.
Still there where plenty of jokes, the dialogue was full of pretty brilliant humour, and it was jam packed full of the usual AF mayhem.
Overall verdict; worth reading but its probably best to get it from the library.