December 3, 2011

Review : Artemis Fowl and The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

Title : Artemis Fowl and The Atlantis Complex
Author : Eoin Colfer
Reading Dates : 22 Oct - 24 Oct 2011
Artemis Fowl
From goodreads :
In the seventh Artemis Fowl title, the 15-year-old mastermind focuses his ingenuity on global warming while struggling with a devastating illness. After Artemis invites four fairy friends to Iceland for a demonstration of his latest invention, the Ice Cube, it becomes clear that he is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests as obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and multiple personalities. If this weren’t enough to worry about, a spaceship crashes and disgorges amorphobots programmed to kill. Colfer keeps the action moving with laughs and gadgetry as he bounces between several plotlines that spotlight peripheral characters. A treat for series fans. Grades 5-8. --Lynn Rutan

Book Review of Artemis Fowl and The Atlantis Complex.

The seventh book in the series was disappointing for me. It was a better read than The Time Paradox but again wasn’t up to the standards set by the earlier books.

In The Atlantis Complex, while Artemis shows up right from the start, he doesn’t play much of a role until later on in the story. So, if you’ve read my reviews of the earlier books, it’s pretty much easy to guess why I found this one disappointing. What I’ve always liked about the series is Artemis and his outlandish schemes. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see much of that here. Apart from when Artemis is figuring out the true perpetrator of their present predicament, the rest of it lacks Artemis’s usual finesse.

The ending too was rather predictable. From the first moment when Artemis’s symptoms manifest, I think most readers would be able to guess how it was going to end. Hardly, what I’d expect from Artemis Fowl.

To sum up, The Atlantis Complex isn’t anywhere near as good as the first books in the series but I still wouldn’t write off Artemis Fowl yet.

My conclusions :

  • Would I re-read the book ? Maybe.
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Probably, but I need a break first.
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Only as part of the series.
  • Who would I recommend this too? Fantasy readers.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Borrow it.

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  1. Yeah, I didn't like this one as much as the others: but it was still a decent book. Great review ^_^

  2. I am excited to read this series just for the fun of it! Hoping it comes in my stocking :)


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