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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.
Mind thrilling book, just as good as the other ones. awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome book.Published 8 days ago by ilya zavelsky
Many children's books are interesting because the protagonist is somehow magical. Artemis is not such a protagonist. This makes the story more organically imaginative. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved it, so happy that my friend showed this book to me.
Thrilling, mind blowing an great
10 out of 10 loved it.
I found this book silly. Not light hearted and fun silly, like clown shoes silly willy silly. Shallow characters, predictable relationships, blah.
A Fun and fanatical adventure
Artemis fowl is a kid after the fortune unknown to mankind, and is determined to get what he wants.