Friday, 20 January 2012

Eoin Colfer (2001), ARTEMIS FOWL Penguin Children’s Books 
Guillermo García, 2º Bachillerato EFL

This fantasy novel is about the story of Artemis Fowl, a twelve-year-old talented criminal mastermind. He finds out about the existence of fairies who live in a land underground and he kidnaps one, but even the brilliant Artemis doesn´t know what he is taking when he kidnaps the fairy. It happens to be Captain Holly Short, captain of the Lower Element Police reconnaissance Unit.  Artemis thinks he has got them where he wants them but then things start to get out of hand and he is in trouble.
This is a good example of a nice fantasy story with tension and a little bit of sense of humour, but it is too fantastic for me. Sometimes it is hard to follow the plot because it changes all the time between the human world and the world of fairies and it has so many fantastic words like trolls, elfs, fairies...

I would recommend the book, although it is not one of my favourites. It is part of a trilogy but I am afraid I didn´t like it that much to read the whole thing.
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