Published by Disney-Hyperion on April 1, 2003
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories—they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.
I’m back with yet another book review. After Artemis Fowl the movie was released on Disney + earlier this month and I had a rather disappointing thoughts on the movie. (It had so much potential!!! It’s been in production for nearly a decade) I thought that I should read the book because maybe the book was better.
I would agree with critics to say that the book was better. I think the fact that in this first book that Artemis Fowl starts out as a villan with good intentions as we found out in the end, makes the character likeable. In the movie, we are made to root for the character from the jump being that his dad has suddenly been kidnapped and Artemis Fowl needs to save him. While most of the book we aren’t completely sure of his motives we are shown that he comes from dire circumstances in which we made to feel at least a little bit of compassion for him.
While the book tops out at just under 400 pages and is marketed as a middle grade novel, as an adult I didn’t find the book written down to. There were parts that due to seeing the movie first that I was grossed out by but overall I found the book to be more enjoyable and added more depth to the character of Artemis Fowl.
I don’t see myself continuing the series I did find the book intriguing enough to finish it and give it an average rating.
Let me know if you have read this book or have seen the movie and what you thought of it. I would like to tell you that I will be back in a more regular capacity and that there will be some content on the blog changing, but we’ll see. See you soon!