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Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

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35 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

I said "Oh My God" at least a hundred times while reading this.

This book was amazing. I literally had to stop reading every once in a while because I was laughing too hard to focus. Orion is hilarious and humiliating, and Artemis (therefore Mr. Colfer) once again proved his (their?) genius-ness. The plot is a good one, though I adm...
This book was amazing. I literally had to stop reading every once in a while because I was laughing too hard to focus. Orion is hilarious and humiliating, and Artemis (therefore Mr. Colfer) once again proved his (their?) genius-ness. The plot is a good one, though I admit that it's more moral-filled than the others. I prefer just reading about Butler and Holly blowing things up together and Artemis carrying out his schemes. I like Angeline's part in the book and after I finished reading I wanted to design Atlantis #3 and get arrested just so I could test the security. Once again, this was an amazing book and Colfer is well on his way to becoming my new role-model. Goos job to him, and I think everyone familiar with the story- or comedy- should definitly read this book.

posted by 3734013 on August 3, 2010

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12 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

Decline of Fowl

Overall, I don't think that "Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex" is nearly as good as the previous books. At the begining of the book we discover that Artemis Fowl has a rare fairy psychological disease called atlantis complex and that Turnball Root (brother of Julius R...
Overall, I don't think that "Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex" is nearly as good as the previous books. At the begining of the book we discover that Artemis Fowl has a rare fairy psychological disease called atlantis complex and that Turnball Root (brother of Julius Root), is planning to attack the city of Atlantis. The atlantis complex disease results in paranoia, OCD, alternate personalities, etc. I thought that the begining of the plot was decent, but I don't think that it developed very well. One example of this is how similar the story line was to book four: "The Opal Deception". In both cases there is some evil fairy/pixie trying to break out of prison for revenge, and naturally Artemis, Holly, and Mulch somehow meet and uncover what the antagonist is trying to do. Futhermore, I also don't think that some elements of the plot were very believable. The whole idea of Turnball Root reprogramming a space prob from his cell block and putting a "black magic rune" on the guard Vishby to control him seems very unrealistic. Throughout the first six books, we had never even heard of these control runes.... why wouldn't Briar Cudgeon or Opal Koboi have used these? Other antagonists besides Turnball clearly wouldn't have had a problem using them. Overall, I think that Eoin Colfer is just starting to make up new technologies and magic to keep a plot going. In addition, I also felt as though there wasn't enough character development throughout "The Atlantis Complex". Across the entire series so far, the characters of Holly and Artemis have both grown and developed in each book; Artemis matures and eventually stops commiting crimes so he doesn't hurt his friends/family, while Holly learns to trust Artemis and Butler after her kidnapping in book 1. This development throughout books 1-6 was what made each character believable while adding more depth to the plot. However, character development in general was simply absent in "The Atlantis Complex". I also felt that the style and tone of the book was off as well. The writing just didn't seem to flow together the way it did in previous books. Personally, I think that Eoin Colfer should have ended the Artemis Fowl books after book 4 or 5. Overall, I would not recammend this book.

posted by PalmerB on August 9, 2010

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

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    Dull and Lifeless

    When I heard this was coming out I was excited. I always felt the series was a more childish yet just as entertaining version of HP, however after this book I doubt I will purchase another. I pre-ordered and picked the book up on its release day.... I am only halfway through because its just not interesting enough to read except in dr's offices. That is coming from someone who reads at least 4-5 books a week. It sits in my car in case I forget a real book. As an adult... I feel it will be even duller and very confusing for a child.

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    Dissapointing...

    This book doesn't read like Eoin Colfer's writing. Have to agree with another post that looks like he hired a ghost writer. Sloppy plot, bad descriptions of situations makes it confusing, the Orion character with lines out of a bargain romance novel,the list goes on and on and on.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

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    I hate the new covers. I've been following this series since it first came out and I'm really disappointed that the decision was made to change the style of cover art. I also feel that Colfer just keeps forcing more books out. The series could've ended nicely with the Opal Deception yet he continues to push these out. I really hope the series ends soon because it feels like he's just adding on nonsense to get more money. I honestly don't want to purchase this book because of that.

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    WAIT... Come on, spoilers! Sthap!!!!

    ROOT IS DEAD?????!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    F

    Seriously, artemis goes ocd and mpd?
    Dont buy this.
    Just dont.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    ???

    My big sis really likes this seris. She gives all of them to me and says that i should read it but i always put them aside and forget about them and read warriors. Should I start actually reading the Artimis Fowl seris????????
    ~Puzzled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    :(

    I thouht that his book was birin and inopropriet. If you are under 60... I do not recommend

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Dump

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