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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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You'll love the main characters, and you'll love the story.
Artemis Fowl is a fast-paced, funny, very entertaining novel full of interesting characters, great dialogue, and pretty good suspense/action.
Although I don't reccomend it for younger kids, I think the teen to young adult age group would thouroughly enjoy this book.
Artemis Fowl is a highly entertaining story for children and adults.
The book is about a 12 year-old criminal mastermind who discovers a world of fairies and tries to... Read more
Wonderful start to an incredible series!! Perfect for any age!Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
I finally took the time to read this book. I've heard of the series for a long time but never read it. Read morePublished 16 days ago by toobusyreading
Fun book! We read it as a family. My kids loved it. My youngest son has since read the rest of the series.Published 17 days ago by Laura
Artemis fowl is an interesting book, as the main characters are fighting each other. This causes the point of view to show the reader both sides of the argument. Read morePublished 17 days ago by zuzu
love it love it love it /its amazing and officially it is now on my favorite books list. thank u Eoin colfer for making thiis efficient and amazing book of artemis... Read more
This is a very interesting fiction book about twelve year old genius Artemis Fowl trying to keep his familie's wealth and reputation. Read morePublished 21 days ago by David L.