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Twelve year old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire a genius and above all a criminal mastermind But even Artemis doesn't I had heard some mothers in a bookstore talking about Artemis Fowl and how good it was so I finally gave in and bought the first book Summary Artemis Fowl is a child geniusbillionairecriminal mastermind who has discovered that fairies and the like are real and is seeking to exploit them He does this by kidnapping a LEPrecon for Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance The Lower Elements live underground having been driven there by the Mud People or humans I decided that the book was not good in the first few pages The writing is not up to par Some of the dialogue seems like it came from two six year olds arguing about whose laser gun was better when in fact all they have are cheap suirt guns A child’s imagination is an amazing thing but the words they use to describe their imagination is uite another In addition to the bad writing and dialogue the plot is also poorly structured But what makes me really angry about this book is the attempt to brainwash kids through literature I am not opposed to teaching children morals and values through stories in fact that is the way it has been done for centuries but this book goes above and beyond what is acceptable The author Eoin Colfer is trying to teach children to take care of the environment by contrasting the ideal encourage friendly fairy society with the evil polluting dirty dolphin and puppy killing human society In attempting this he appears to be repulsed by not just pollution but of the whole human race Keep in mind that Mud People is the Fairy term for human being a term that seems to come straight out of Nazi propaganda against Jews When characters in Harry Potter called Hermione a mudblood it was clear those characters were evil In Artemis it is the most likeable most good character that uses that term Mud People to describe humans Let me share some additional passages with you If the Mud People knew about leprechauns they’d probably take steps to stamp them out Pg 33 Mud People bred like rodents Pg 50 The Mud People destroyed everything they came in contact with Pg 50 The only good thing about going to the toilet was the minerals being returned to the earth but the Mud People had even managed to botch that up by treating the stuffwith bottles of blue chemicals Pg 50 She could see the pollution in the dolphins bleaching their skin white and giving them red sores on their backs And although she smiled her heart was breaking Mud People had a lot to answer for Pg 68 The smell of death and pain lingered in the blood swabbed decks Many noble creatures had died here died and been dissected for a few bars of soap and some heating oil Humans were such barbarians Pg 105 The Mud People had greased the hinges of the whaling boat with whale blubber Was there no end to their depravity Pg 106 Mud People have been stealing from us for millennia Why do you think we live underground? Pg 120 unless the Mud People had learned to coexist with other species And if history had taught any lessons it was that humans couldn’t get along with anyone even themselves Pg 125 “I’d say there was some human blood in you” In describing a fairy who was a little trigger happy Then later he apologized because it had been a deeply offensive insult Pg 128 No one built weapons of cruelty like the Mud Men Pg 265 I recognize that the types of humans described in the above passages do in fact exist but not all humans are like that and we are getting better But a 7 year old reading this book can't help but come away with a deep loathing for all the other humans who are killing dolphins and destroying the Earth And again I think that teaching kids to take good care of the other is a movie endeavor for a work of fiction This book just appears to go way too far But you know what I would like to do now I would like to debate Mr Colfer’s accusations on humanity using the fairy world he created for her book First a basic history of human fairy relations according to Colfer Fairies descended from Pterodactyls

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Artemis FowlKnow what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit These aren't the fairies It´s the setting the fantasy sci fi crossover mix the humor and the good oldfashioned badass smartass character trope that make this series an entertaining read I´ve so far read no children books author who made such a mix and I would in general like to see tech and Sci Fi there instead of just fantasy all the shelves up and downThe tech is not broken down to ridiculous simplicity but not too complex and perfect for speeding up and slowing down the plot some character development problems dialogues and motivations could be hidden innuendos to grown up readers something Rick Riordan loves to do to and most important this is something that can really get kids into reading because it´s no standard fiction but something with hearth and soul that dares to be defiantIt unites reflection space for male and female readers combines different genres and oh my gosh has a message in it From now on I am reflecting on why people some friends just a joke I don´t have social contacts and great human beings that´s really ridiculous get bite reflexes when reading children's books so it might get a bit controversialI don´t get it why people always tend to overreact if there is a harmless message in a book that doesn´t say anything racist extreme dangerous but criticizes human nature and is pro environmental protection instead It´s not as if it was recruiting and brainwashing for dangerous political or religious ideologies it´s about saving the planet and being critical regarding other humans' intentions and society in generalAdults bashing children books authors for having a positive agenda towards a better world should possibly debate with their real political opponents I don´t care about politics any except everything progressive that doesn´t do harm from whoever it comes just focus on the future in the form of the next generations the environment and science instead of highly subjectively interpreting and seeing perfidious conspiracy theory stuff in books for 9 to 15 year oldsThe funniest thing is that this is no metaphysical blah blah about any kind of not so important not clear philosophical faith stuff that doesn´t matter it´s the only living space we have and the author is damn right to describe us as what we are and what we doOther critics seem to have problems with villain characters who aren´t honest and law abiding because kids reading books will become criminals with such bad role models not with such great ones as the kids watching political debates and TV in general and playing computer gamesOr finally the character design and credibility of a book that should be understandable to I have to overemphasize and repeat myself kids small humans not adults is sooo bad that the book deserves just one star Come on man really? Rick Riordan Derek Landy anything without too critical content is superb but as soon as something one doesn´t like is integrated the book is bad and the artificial error searching and cherry picking begins? Probably time for a bit of self reflection and priority settingOr do they wish to offend kids by doing as if they were stupid by just telling them that all is happy go lucky unicorns rainbows glitter lollypops and stuff and that all humans are friendly just as the adults do to avoid critical thinking? By breeding the next population of opportunistic no brainers all problems are worseningTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue

Eoin Colfer ´ Artemis Fowl kindle

Artemis Fowl kindle õ Paperback read ´ moneyexpresscard ´ 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'rOf bedtime stories they're dangerous Full of unexpected twists and turns Artemis Fowl is a riveting magical adventu From the get go it appears Artemis Fowl is going to be about Artemis Fowl a criminal boy genius with Sherlock Holmes like powers of deduction but then bomb suad esue faeries take over the story and we end up spending just as much time if not reading about them That's fine since they're interesting and their story moves with a good dash of fun and excitement This is another of those books with a redeemable bad guy protagonist We shouldn't but we do root for him at least in some way shape or form In the natural or typical way of things that would mean the antagonists are good guys who we're hoping won't succeed at least not 100% I haven't tired of this formula just yet plus Colfer has handled it well and crafted a fast short read that doesn't give you much downtime to reflect on any potential faultsI found this book to be very similar to Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand with its snarky protagonist its magic in a modern setting its fantastical creatures and its infusion of light hearted comedy Things slowing down due to necessary exposition? Throw in a fart jokeYou can tell Colfer did a bit of research into mythology and magical beings as we see some creature attributes from the old traditions For instance I like his portrayal of a burrowing dwarfHe also had fun with meshing the modern aspects with these old notions technology with mythology I've not always been a big fan of that genre parts of the Ralph Bakshi movie Wizards annoyed me the first time I saw it but Colfer balances and blends the two together pretty well almost seamlessly Rating Note This was such a strong 4 that I decided to go with 5 stars