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Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

34 out of 37 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 July 9, 2014

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    Son of zuess 5'1 hazel eyes brown hair loves the sky favorite weapon spear

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    Posted June 17, 2014

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    Into the guantlet addresses to sea. Deal with it

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    Posted June 17, 2014

    Livs bio

    Age 12
    Height 5'2
    Looks:blonde hair and color changing eyes (blue, green, and brown)
    Daughter of Aphrodite (and hate it)
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    Weapons bow and arrows and dagger
    Personality: sweet and smart, sometimes a little sassy. You mess with my friends you mess with me
    Hobbies: singing and songwriting, playing piano and guitar (acoustic), reading, playing with my younger siblings and pets, and hanging with my bffs joseph and ali
    Yep, that's about it!

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    Posted June 16, 2014

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    Name shelby godlys aries umm looks brown hair with natril blond and red high lights blue grey eyes freakles tanish shoort 4'11" age 14 ummm perdonality fun nice cating crazy weird emotiinal impatient

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    Posted June 16, 2014

    Steven bio

    Name steven schwab;class scout;god parent posidon;skills making armor and weapons.fighting,tracking,hunting.;look semi-tall and has brown hair and eyes.allso wears yellow and black plated armor and helmit;weapon of choice sword and sheild;nickname bumblebee

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    Posted June 16, 2014

    Ali's bio

    Name: Alison Valintine ( ali is fr short een called that forever)
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    Age: 13 (birtday August 30
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    Daughter of Athena
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    Looks: almost black hair with natural blond strands tan brown eyes ( i am chinese but i look very america)
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    Posted June 13, 2014

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    Name; Cassandra Brannick, but she likes being called Cass. Call her by her real name and she will probably slap you. <p>
    <p>Gender; Seriously? Female. Duh. <p>
    <p>Age; Under 16, but she doesn't know for sure. <p>
    <p>Appearance; Slender, tall, grim-faced, ginger hair from her Irish roots, blue eyes from her German side, and big feet. <p>
    <p>Personality; Sarcastic, rarely never serious, sensitive, intelligent, an overachiever, modest, and compassionate. <p>
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    Posted June 11, 2014

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    Son of hepheastus. Nike is my aunt. My favorite type of fighting is hand to hand but i can swordfight pretty good. Five foot 7. Black hair, blue eyes. Comedian. Dont always take things seriously. LIFES TO BE ENJOYED, MY FRIENDS

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    Posted June 11, 2014

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    Name: duh look at the title. Age twelve, smart, daughter of athena. Weapon of choice: bow and arrows or dagger. Looks: long blond hair in a bun, about 5 ft tall, wears tshirts jeans combat boots. Usually has a backpack with a quiver attached over her shoulder. Very knowlegeable and likes to be organized. Personality: smart, likes math engineering music reading and computers. Very agile and flexible. Is it ok if my border collie cody lives here too?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

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    Name Jack Parker Weapon bow and arrow cabin Posidon Confirmed Seinor councler sorry if the wrighting is messed up I'm dyslexia if you want to know anything go to posidon's cabin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

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    Name: Luna Diamond Blue
    Age:13
    Cabin: Athena
    Looks: Brown hair average height green eyes light skin bueatiful
    Crush: possibly ;)
    Weapon: Bow and arrow
    Other: just ask me
    Personality: meet me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

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    It was sooo good! The only bad thing is I now have a phobia of 4. Thanks alot Eoin!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    TENT AREA

    Tents for huntresses

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Well, i havent read it yet

    TIm about to get this book, and judging by the other books in the series that i have read,im just going to give it five stars now before i have to come back to the book and rate it five stars after i have read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    To ???

    YES. YES YOU SHOULD RIGHT NOW! GO AND DO IT NOW YOU WONT REGRET IT?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Yes yi

    This is a thrilling series. Books one to six are good i havent read the rest but i bet that they are good to. But you have to read them in order. I hope that book seven is as goood as the rest. Please tell me but dont spoil it. Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Urusai!

    To all who write about stupid things like demiwitch, this is ian artemis fowl page thing. It's kind of annoying when you write about off the subject things. Just saying.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    I love this series!!! :)

    Though Artemis can be anoying and Orion, wow!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Is this the one after the time paradox

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