i have read 1,2,and 3 i thought they were pretty good... i think that it does not do a good enough job of making him out to be a geius through out the book it reall does not show untill the very end of the books... that being said i will probably still read the 4th one
I love this series. I've read them all so far. I think the fact that it is set in the present tensebut has all these high tech fairy weapons and gadgets is great. Also the characters all fit perfectly into the story.
i loved these books and the newest one was just awsome i read in 4 hours, mostly because i got stuck at the airport, but i thought that the last book was a great end, that is if there are not going to be anymore artimis fowl books, in which case it was a great book.
There is a page in the Artemis Fowl Files that has the alphabet, it takes some work but you can figure out what the code means with the book by using that page. My friend and I spent a whole day decoding and now we both can look at the Gnomish and read what it is saying.... geeky yes...
atlantis complex? there's a new one!?!?!? It's been forever since I read them. I'm particularly fond b/c when i was a kid my mom would read them to me, and do all the accents (she can do a killer Irish brogue). Butler is one of the most badass characters ever btw.
Just read through this whole series. Liked it a lot, overall, but at the same time I was really disappointed that the author kind of dropped the whole Artemis/Holly romance angle after The Time Paradox. There were so many places he could have slipped just a little glimmer of hope in during the final book (The Last Guardian), but no. I was hoping for something right up to the final page. And if not that, at least he could have mentioned Minerva at some point in the books since The Lost Colony.
Edit: Also, fixed the thread title because Artemis was misspelled, and it was bugging me.
I definitely fell out of this series around the 4th book...just seemed to be getting too juvenile and not clever enough for me. Kinda just jumped the shark into much younger-oriented literature and I just couldn't handle it. That being said, I love the first three book. I think they are fantastic.