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Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks 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 them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn't count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--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 'n' tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool read for anyone over the age of 10. --Susan Harrison
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Some parts are dragged out, but good. The audiobook was very well done. I read half and listened to the other half.Published 2 hours ago by zach
It's a book that operates on 2 levels. The first is a compelling story of love and rebellion under nearly hopeless circumstances. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by james murphy
"There is violence, but it's not the violence that is most frightening. It is the utter destruction of will and self. It is the mind rape. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Douglas Bobb
I know it's a "classic" but that doesn't make it good. Well, it IS good, only not great. The ideas in it are, though some of them are incomplete and/or mistaken, but the... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Erik
Great book. I had heard of this book for years. I am sorry I did not read it sooner. I enjoyed all of the twists especially at the end!Published 1 day ago by Bo Bat
Animal farm is a old classic. Although its intention is to parody events in the USSR, it also illuminates political activities of today, or any generation. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Rodney Bruner
A fantastic read, great adventure, great characters, I have ordered the next in the series.
It is quite fast, Artemis Fowl is a tough kid. Read more