Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

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When Artemis commits his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy, it seems that goodness has taken hold of the world's greatest teenage criminal mastermind. But the truth is much worse: Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies and most likely triggered in Artemis by his dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind-and the grips of a giant squid-in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers another knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex , the seventh book in the beloved blockbuster series.
Edition: PB
ISBN: 9781423129721
9781423124528
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List - Book to Screen 2020
cals_Leah Feb 08, 2020

Movie starring Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Hong Chau

List - Book to Film 2019
cals_readers Aug 16, 2019

Twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous--and extremely high-tech--fairies. He kidnaps one of them, Holly Short, and holds her for ransom in an effort to restore his family's fortune. But he may have underestimated the fairies' po... Read More »


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MINECRAFT_RULES
Jul 26, 2020

Hadlock, I am pretty sure the description for he novel you have commented is the premise for The eternity code, book three of the Artemis fowl series.

LPL_MarilynK Jul 25, 2020

So I know I read this book as a kid, but I ended up forgetting just about everything except the glittery cover. Since the movie came out (and wasn't well-reviewed), I thought I'd check it out again. And WOW this book is fun. I honestly love seeing this 12-year-old rich kid be impossibly smug and calculating, with enough humanity sprinkled in to be more than JUST a smug and calculating rich kid. I might watch the movie once I've finished the series, but only for comedy purposes. I will, however, definitely be reading more. I want to see where Artemis' story goes, especially since it seems likely he's got it all planned out already.

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tedwards37
Jul 18, 2020

Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer is a mythical science fiction novel that follows Artemis Fowl, a twelve-year-old genius and criminal mastermind, who is determined to steal riches from none other than the fairy race. On the other side of the coin, the story follows Captain Holly Short, an elf from the Special Forces who would be forced to try to outwit the young genius and stop him before he can execute his plan. Artemis’s ability to unveil this hidden civilization filled with various creatures that are described in folklore and myths will impress any reader, especially once they remember he’s only twelve. Hearing about the back and forth between Artemis and the fairies keeps the reader intrigued and curious about each sides’ next move. Throughout the story both main characters’ motives are highlighted as they’re forced to fight through internal conflict, adding complexity to their characters. Recently the book was adapted into a movie by Disney and is only the first in a series of nine books. This story is a personal favorite of mine that I read when I was in elementary school, so the reading level may be a bit low for young adult readers. Overall, Artemis Fowl is a science fiction novel worth reading, as it will amaze and entertain any reader through battles of wit between a mythical species and a twelve-year-old genius.

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blue_panda_4979
Jul 13, 2020

Good book!

IndyPL_ShelbyP Jul 09, 2020

One of my favorite series growing up, and in light of the new movie, I've been doing a re-read and it doesn't disappoint!

This is one of my fave books!

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MINECRAFT_RULES
Jun 13, 2020

MatheWirst, this is the first book in the series.

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Matthewhirst
Jun 08, 2020

is this the second book in the series?

jcljessicaj Apr 20, 2020

What a great introduction to a truly intriguing and nefarious character - Artemis Fowl. With just the right amount of fantastic mixed with adventure, I really enjoyed this book. I'm sure the rest of the series is a treat, too.

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hadlock
Mar 13, 2020

Artemis has stolen fairy technology and created a supercomputer in a cube that responds only to his voice. His father has seen the light and decided to no longer be a criminal mastermind. He has asked Artemis to do the same. Artemis, who has successfully run the family's criminal endeavors while his father was in a coma, reluctantly agrees but decides to go out in a blaze of glory, one more big heist. The whole thing goes badly wrong when a Chicago businessman turns the tables on him, steals the cube, and leaves Butler, Artemis' bodyguard and friend, dead. Artemis must ask the fairies for help to save his friend and get back the cube that endangers their society, too.

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tedwards37
Jul 18, 2020

tedwards37 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_panda_4979
Jul 13, 2020

blue_panda_4979 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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blue_cat_2473
Jul 04, 2020

blue_cat_2473 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 25

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Jun 18, 2020

maroon_coyote_139 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 16

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Matthewhirst
Jun 08, 2020

Matthewhirst thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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Aug 20, 2019

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Jul 30, 2018

Tfarrsullivan thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

When Artemis kidnaps a fairy, he gets more than he bargained for.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

Stealing back his C Cube will take everything Artemis has got: including a select few memories.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

Artemis fowl teams up with the fairy to save one person he truly cares about: his father.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

To fix a major mistake involving the health of his mother, Artemis must travel back in time to save her. There he must face off against his greatest enemy. Himself.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

The fairy world needs juvenile genius Artemis Fowl ll more than ever. But can he save them again while still battling his own mind?

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis captures a fairy named holly short and tries to trades her for gold, but things don't go as planned

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis makes a deal with holly short to get back his dad from the artic

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Someone stole artemis's technology and Artemis is trying to get it back

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis goes back in time to get a lemur's brain enzyme that can cure his mom's sickness

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis fowl is growing crazy and paranoid can he pull it togheter in other to save the atlantis

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 13, 2016

"...deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps you could blow on that spark occasionally." (Holly to Artemis, in Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident)

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richarddye
May 30, 2014

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

bluestar817 Nov 15, 2013

"Stand back human you don't know what you dealing with." - Holly

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burritoofradness
Apr 11, 2013

"Nothing is nothing," commented Artemis cryptically.

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Lokithenightfury
Mar 29, 2013

"I don't even like lollipops."-Artemis

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tonging
Oct 08, 2012

"We're all mad here too,he thought."

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"I'm the NUT!" Artemis Fowl

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"If stupidity was a crime you to would be public enemy's number one and two. "Mulch Diggums

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

Lollypop?

NIMRA SHAIKH Jul 16, 2012

"Trust me. I haven't been wrong yet."

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samcoughlan
Nov 26, 2014

Violence: Some fighting good book though

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 05, 2012

Coarse Language: just a little bit of swearing, and some of it is in the language of the fairies.

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 05, 2012

Other: some intense crude humor. Parts of it I don't mind, but others.... it would be way better without that stuff.

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