Reads: Artemis fowl: The Arctic Incident9:20 AM
Who is Artemis Fowl? A 13 yr old criminal mastermind, following in his Father's footsteps to plot, and follow through plans of highly illegal activities. He is rich, he is intelligent, and he is fearless. When he was 12 he managed to steal a large sum of gold from the fairies that used to inhabit the planet earth, and now live inside it, down in the dark away from the humans who took over millions of years ago and to this day very few even know that the fairies exist. Fairies like Captain Holly Short, the only female member of the LEP.
Since the whole gold-stealing incident, the fairies are not too fond of Mr. Fowl. In fact, once some mischief happens beneath the earth's crust, mischief involving lots of AA batteries that can only come from one place, that is, above ground, the fairies bring Artemis in for questioning. Once secured in the underground that is the fairies domain, they are a little disconcerted when they realize that Artemis is not the human that they are looking for, and yet with the brains and quick thinking that young Mr. Fowl comes equipped with, they could use his help. They are slightly more than surprised when they discover Artemis needs help as well. He needs to find his Father who was kidnapped two years ago. All Artemis knows is that his Father is being held in Russia, and he will do whatever it takes to save him, even if that means teaming up with an unlikely partner. Holly Short.
This young-adult book is part of a series that is very quick to read and pretty humorous. There is little depth to the plot, yet the story moves fast and keeps the reader entertained. If all the action and fighting does not catch your attention, then the unusual fart jokes probably will.
Eoin Colfer is an Irish author, and although he has written other books, he is most well-known for the Artemis Fowl series. His work has been compared to J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series (as if you didn't already know that) and here is an interesting factoid for you, in September 2008, Colfer was commissioned to write the sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series "And another thing....".
Personally, I would really like to read the rest of the Artemis Fowl series, and the rest of Colfer's books for that matter (The Wish List is a great one as well), however, I have banned myself from buying anymore books until I work through the three milk-crates full of books in my possession.