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The Worst Witch Strikes Again eIng 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 racistxtreme dangerous but criticizes human nature and is pro The Truth (Almost) about Bharat 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 anyxcept Mr. Christmas everything progressive that doesn t do harm from whoever it comes just focus on the future in the form of the next generations thenvironment 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 Where My Heart Used to Beat 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 oflements makes works and genres uniue Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl 1 Eoin ColferArtemis Fowl is a series of The Truth (Discworld, eight science fiction fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin ColferArtemis Fowl is the first book in the Artemis Fowl series It follows the adventures of Artemis Fowl a twelve year old criminal mastermind as he kidnaps a fairy for a large ransom of 24 carat gold with the help of his bodyguard Domovoi Butler and his sister Juliet Butler to restore the Fowl family fortune After multiple attempts by the LEP Lower Elements Police fairy police including sending a dwarf called Mulch Diggums it concludes with Artemis finally releasing Holly Short thelf fairy whom he kidnapped and having his mother cured of madness in Mr. Perfect exchange for half of the gold that he had stolen from the fairies Also the kleptomaniac dwarf Mulch Diggumsrroneously presumed dead has taken some of the returned half of the gold and Secret Suffragette escapes to the US 1 Artemis Fowl2 The Arctic Incident3 The Eternity Code4 The Opal Deception5 The Lost Colony6 The Time Paradox7 The Atlantis Complex8 The Last Guardian 2006 1 1382 454 1385 1386 1387 1389 1391 1392 9789643690847 21 1 1385 9648557020 99c Kindle sale Oct 11 2018 A solid amusing start to this YA fantasy series about a twelve year old millionairevil genius Okay he s not really vil but he is into criminal heists since the family wealth is gone father has disappeared and his mother is mentally ill out of touch with reality So Artemis having used his brilliant mind to figure out that fairies are real decides to restore the family fortune by kidnapping a fairy and holding him or her for for ransom Fairy gold that s the ticketNow Artemis and his assistants are up against the military and police forces of faerie The resulting conflicts are both funny and tension filled It s kind of like Mission Impossible with a magical lement and a Hidden Society Of Magical Folk society of magical folk I ve read the first four books got them in a paperback set and Indianomix enjoyed all of them 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 toxploit 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 goo Want to meet the guy who s "smart nough to take over the world Well he s twelve years old And his name " enough to take over the world Well he s twelve years old And his name Artemis Fowl I have two words for this book GREAT FUN If you are at all young at heart or you just want to read something different from your usual fare then check out this book Artemis will keep you ntertained with his hijinks At the age of 12 Artemis is keeping his family afloat as they suffer from grief at the disappearance of Artemis Fowl Sr his father His mother has retreated into delusions and barely leaves her room The family is on the brink of bankruptcy but not for long if Artemis has anything to do with it Assisted by his faithful bodyguard a very large deadly intimidating man would do anything for him Artemis decides to steal his very own fairy to hold for ransom his very own pot of gold He doesn t realize that Holly is just as dangerous as he isWhen LEPrecon Lower Elements Police reconnaisance the covert Fairy organization policing the faery creatures that have retreated underground to get away from humans comes looking for Holly he has to fight off a siege on his house of supernatural creatures such as a troll don t want to be in their way a dwarf with flatulence from ingesting rocks and soil when he burrows his way through the Doglands earth and a centaur genius who is LEPrecon suivalent to MI6 s and a whole slew of highly trained deadly fairies I picked this book up on a lark looking for something different to read And boy was I rewarded This book will make you laugh and keep you nthralled for hours Although this is perfectly suitable for a young teen or a pre teen it s also sophisticated for an adult to njoy and a must read for lovers of Faery 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 An Officer and a Spy esue faeries take over the story and wend 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 Fates (Fates, 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. 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A 81% Very Good Notes Ironically it s the supernatural characters that follow familiar archetypes while the humans are strange and atypical Colfer has described this series as Die Hard with fairies which is a reference to an old Hollywood joke After the phenomenal success of that movie a lot of writers started pitching their scripts as Die Hard with blank such as Speed Die Hard on a Bus or Air Force One Die Hard on Air Force One or as the joke goes the unfortunate who wanted to make Die Hard in a buildingIf you have actually seen Die Hard you might recall Hans Gruber the wealthy cunning rudite European villain played by Alan Not Just Snape Rickman But in this book the European criminal is the main character suggesting Colfer views the movie in the same light as Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother Hans Gruber Charming international bandit In the OBaby end he dies hard He s the title character So already we have some interesting choices going on but many s the good idea buried by poorxecutionIn some ways telling a good story is like telling an Nerds effective lie you have to know your limits Like the old writer s adage from Faulker you ve got to kill your darlings Those overly clever ideas and indulgences have to go if they don t fit which they usually don t If an author gives in to the urge overxplain or get too fancy he s going to trip himself up and Colfer often does He throws around a lot of terminology trying to seem knowledgeable to lend credibility to his little fantasy story but he usually gets it wrongHe talks about an impact hitting with a ton of G force which is nonsense G Force already has a built in unit of measurement which is Gs not mass The process of acceleration can be described in mass but it would have to be compared to the acceleration of gravity on Earth or Gs which Colfer fails to do It would be like describing the speed of a car as fourteen feet He also describes a character as rocketing down a hallway at Mach 1 which is the speed of sound 768 mph Moving at this speed for a tenth of a second the amount of time it takes for our brain to react Zack (Areion Fury MC enough to blink a person would travel 112 than the length of the hallway described Yet he still has his character looking back adjusting his visor and fretting about whether he will make it through the door Not to mention that someone accelerating to Mach 1 within the length of such a hallway would suash them like a bug at 350 GsHe also describes a seasoned bodyguard who refers to the spin kick as pointless and flashy While jumping spinning kicks may fall into this category a simple spinning back kick is both anffective and basic tool for a martial artist and one which is often used in competition in many full contact disciplinesEarly in the book he goes to great lengths to describe the computer translation of an unknown language The Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, entire process isxtremely simplified which is fine but then when the translation comes out not only is it grammatically perfect it s all in rhyming coupletsI always feel frustrated by authors who see the Young Adult label as an ContamiNation excuse to write a thoughtless cliche book full of simple mistakes I don t think giving kids badly researched misinformation is going to turn them into better readersAnd these are all details that could have beenasily glossed over Anyone who knew what the terms meant would have seen they were wrong and anyone who didn t know them would find them meaningless One of the benefits of writing Science Fiction or Fantasy is not having to Taxi ins Glück explain yourself not having to be anxpert in verything you talk about You can just wave your hand and give some mumbo jumbo and that s fine we can suspend our disbelief as long as your story s goodWhich is why when an author writing a fantastical story tries to inject realism it s important for them to know what they are talking about otherwise they ll just make themselves look foolish for no good reason Instead of leaving well nough alone Colfer tried to come off as well informed and technical and failed miserably A good author doesn t telegraph their ineptitude they hide it but that means a good author must be aware of their limitsHe also goes on a rather condescending diatribe about how Ireland is the most magical place and Irish mythology is superior to all other myths because Ireland is the birthplace of all magic Not only is this a rather insensitive view it s also short sighted since the book is full of myths which have their basis not in Ireland but in Scandinavia dwarves Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas elves and trolls The original people of Ireland were short and dark haired with their own complex mythologies All the redheads of Ireland are descendants of Scandinavian invaders who brought their myths with themButven after this bit of out of place nationalism Colfer never actually The Magic Rolling Pin ends up using any Irish myth in the story It s all very generic stuff Except for a few place names there is nothing uniuely Irish here His depictions of fairy creatures do not demonstrate any Gaelic origin indeed the only thing mythic about them are their names and pointedarsI m not saying Colfer should be tied to old traditions or that he shouldn t create his own versions of myth but it hardly makes sense for him to go on and on about the greatness of Irish magic if he s not going to bother actually using any of it The statement is also incongruous with the fact that his protagonist is named after a character statement is also incongruous with the fact that his protagonist is named after a character Greek myth and a female one at that but my annoyance with the misappropriation of the name Artemis is my own onus to bearThere s also some Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, eco propaganda mainly in the form of attacking human beings for ruiningverything which once again is condescending over simplified and adds nothing to the bookThe characters are unremarkable just clich s taken from buddy cop movies and played straight no surprising depth no twists no masterful strokes of characterization just what you d Not Without a Fight expect from a techno spy thriller Which is somewhat unusual since this is nominally a fantastical book but the fantasylements are rarely touched upon Mostly the fairies operate with military commando suads and superior technology There is nothing particularly magical about themWhen magic is used it tends to be Garden Bouquets and Beyond either to be a simple solution to patch over plot conflicts or a macguffin to cause conflicts in the first place As I ve mentioned before using a magic as a systematic problem solver tends to make it feel a lot less magical and a lot like an author s crutch This isspecially apparent when the magic is portrayed aside ually fantastical technologies that serve roughly *the same purposeIf an author is going to use a lot of convenient bits of magic and technology *same purposeIf an author is going to use a lot of convenient bits of magic and technology they don t have to think much about the plot I m going to xpect them to provide some sparkling unusual characters If they act stupidly or out of character in order to move the plot move along conveniently then that plot should at least be The Management Bible exciting and unpredictable Colfer s plot is standard We do get the villain s point of view often than in many stories but that just reminds us how Fowl has little depth than a James Bond villainAnd if I get convenient plot solving clich characters and a standard story I need somethinglse to make it worth reading I had heard that in this book the special Zu schnell element was supposed to be humor but I did not find this book humorous in any way I m not saying that it tried to be funny and failed I m not saying it was full of bad jokes which I rolled myyes at This book did not Sleepless (Bird of Stone, even attempt to be funny There was no clever observation and nothing surprising Without the ability to surprise you no author will be able to deliver any humorThere is a uite long series of repeated descriptions of a dwarf pooping rockxplosively but this was not presented in a humorous or surprising way it "Was Rather Matter Of " rather matter of but not wry nough to ualify as deadpan The ntire book is suffused with a tone of irreverence but the tone never achieves anything There are no moments of punctuation where the irreverence boils over. Artemis Fowl film AlloCin Artemis Fowl un gnie de ans descendant d'une longue ligne de malfaiteurs cherche dsesprment sauver son pre pris n otage Afin de payer la ranon il doit infiltrer une ancienne Artemis Fowl Wikipdia Artemis Fowl Seulement sur Disney | Disney Famille t Invisible (The Curse of Avalon enfants Aventures Fantastiue Artemis Fowl” adaptation de Disney du best seller de Eoin Colferst le rcit captiv. It is just a constant Yummy Supper even presence invery scene description and bit of dialogueIt rather reminds me of a common problem of fan fic authors instead of being funny or xciting or having interesting characters or surprising plot twists they will instead imply that they are doing those things through character reactions and overstated narration Colfer constantly implies that ventually he will just pop out and Bam Be funny but luckily it proves to be an Deep Listening empty threat The problem is if you spend all your time promising to be funny orxciting it just makes it clear that you aren t actually delivering on that promise It was asy to see what Colfer wanted this book to be or delusionally thought it was but it was also to see how often and predictably it failed The cover is also ugly and cheap and I came across some rrors in the text but I won t blame those on the authorAll in all a straightforward cliche little story It s a fast read and not insultingly bad just poorly structured predictable and forgettable There are some promising concepts there but they all Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature end up buried under pointless asides misused jargon and the constant promises of an interesting story that never arrives And as I wrote this review I discovered something disturbing Colfer has been hired to continue the Hitchhiker s Guide series I find this terribly confusing Douglas Adams was one of the most insightful clever unpredictable philosophically sound satirically acerbic and all around nice guy writers that I havever read Yet here is Colfer in no regard funny with no insights to give characters unremarkable dialogue predictable plot convenient philosophical outlook insulting unable to capitalize on an interesting concept and nough of a self absorbed jerk that he ruins ven simple stories by trying to impress people with references to things he knows nothing aboutMr GaimanI know you are a Goodreads author and one of Adams fondest fans so I must ask you how could you let this happen to me If there is anyone who should be continuing Adam s series it s Stewart Lee and if there were any two people who should continue it it s two Stewart Lees But you are also a great and talented author and surprisingly Trajan enough capable of being tremendously funny No one appreciates than I do the subtle and shocking wit of not writing a very funny book until six novels in but I love the swerve of building up a career as a serious minded somewhat disturbing author of heavily allusive horror and then suddenly kicking out something really funnyBut I m losing my train of thought Dear Mr Gaiman this year for Christmas please use your magical authorial powers to remove Mr Colfer from any relation to Mr Adams lovely work If he wants to write his own dull crime fiction with some fairies thrown in to snag people who are waiting for better fantasy books to be published that s his business but the thought that someone would allow him to besmirch one of the great sci fi series of all time makes me want to snatch him up along with L Sprague deCamp and August Derleth and make them all live in a world like the ones they created a world which is a pale shadow of what it should be wherevery conversation is stilted Bunnys Book Club Goes to School every person dullvery jest flaccid where fire is merely lukewarm spattered blood pepto pink sunsets an overwrought cacophony by Thomas Kincaid where food is ash in your mouth where The Peculiar Pig every story starts in a white room and where loving a beautiful woman just feels like clutching your own calloused hand in the dark as you play out the long faded fantasies of a false nostalgic youthMy List of Suggested Fantasy Books Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl Book 1By Eoin ColferNarrated By Nathaniel ParkerI borrowed this book from the library I figuredveryone in the world has read this but me and thought I would catch up What a hoot Loved it I don t know what I thought it was going to be but I didn t xpect a 12 year old genius villain My goodness I thought it was great The fairies dwarves trolls and the silly things that happen I giggled so much It was so silly I can see why kids love this book I am definitely going to read If my grandkids haven t read these I am going to tell them about it Funny The narrator was wonderful with all the variety of voices from the fairy girls to dwarves Each different and interesting wonderful job i managed to decipher the code written below the book so for those who are interestedread onTHE PROPHECIES OF OHM PHLEGM POT CLEANER TO FROND ELFEN KING I AM OHM PHLEGM POT CLEANER TO THE KING BUT I AM MUCH MORE THAN THAT FOR I SEE THE FUTURE WRITTEN IN THE PHLEGM FOR CENTURIES WE PIXIES HAVE READ THE PHLEGM BUT I AM THE BEST THERE HAS EVER BEEN MY VISIONS ARE GENERALLY OF LITTLE IMPORTANCE I FORETELL OUTBREAKS OF TROLL POX OR GAS SPASMS AMONG ELDERLY DWARFS BUT SOMETIMES EVEN A POOR POT CLEANER CAN SEE WONDROUS THINGS A VISION CAME TO ME TWO MOONS AGO WHEN I WAS GAZING DEEP INTO HIS MAJESTY S OWN PHLEGM POT I WAS HEATING THE POT OVER A FLAME WHEN THE SIGN APPEARED THIS VISION WAS MORE VIVID AND DETAILED THAN ANY I HAD PREVIOUSLY SEEN BECAUSE OF ITS IMPORTANCE I DECIDED TO WRITE IT DOWN FOR POSTERITY AND SO I CAN SAY I TOLD YOU SO I SAW AN AGE WHEN THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DRIVEN UNDERGROUND BY THE MUD MEN THIS IS WHAT THE PHLEGM TOLD ME IN THIS TIME ONE SHALL COME AMONG US FOWL BY NAME AND FOUL BY NATURE A MUD MAN UNLIKE ANY OTHER HE SHALL LEARN OUR SECRETS AND USE THEM AGAINST
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I SEE NOW AS PLAIN AS DAY HIS FACE IS PALE HE HAS DARK EYES AND RAVEN HAIR YET IT MUST BE A MISTAKE FOR HE SEEMS A MERE YOUTH SURELY NO MUD BOY COULD OUTWIT THE PEOPLE BUT NOW I SEE THAT THE BOY IS NOT ALONE HE IS AIDED BY A FORMIDABLE WARRIOR SCARRED FROM A THOUSAND BATTLES THIS FOWL SHALL HOLD THE PEOPLE TO RANSOM FOR THEIR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION GOLD AND IN SPITE OF ALL OUR MAGIC THERE IS A CHANCE THAT HE WILL PREVAIL FOR HE HAS DISCOVERED HOW TO ESCAPE THE TIME FIELD UNFORTUNATELY HOW THE STORY ENDS I CANNOT SAY BUT THERE WAS MORE TO SEE THERE IS ANOTHER STORY TO COME SOMEONE WILL BRING THE PEOPLE AND MUD MEN TOGETHER THE WORST OF BOTH RACES THIS FAIRYS GOAL IS TO GRIND ALL THE CREATURES OF THE EARTH BENEATH HIS BOOT AND WHO IS THIS TRAITOR IT IS NOT CLEAR BUT HE SHALL START A WAR UNLIKE ANYTHING THE PEOPLE HAVE EVER SEEN THOSE WHO WERE ENEMIES SHALL BE UNITED AGAINST HIM AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE WILL BE MUD MEN BELOW GROUND I HAVE ONE CLUE TO HIS IDENTITY A RIDDLE GOBLINS SHALL RISE AND HAVEN SHALL FALL A VILLAINOUS ELF IS BEHIND IT ALL TO FIND THE ONE WHO SO DISAPPOINTS LOOK YE TO WHERE THE FINGER POINTS INSTEAD OF ONE FACE THIS ELF HAS TWO BOTH SPEAK FALSE AND NONE SPEAK TRUE WHILE PUBLICLY HE LENDS A HELPING HAND HIS TRUE AIM IS TO SEIZE COMMAND I KNOW IT S NOT VERY PLAIN IS IT I DON T UNDERSTAND EITHER BUT PERHAPS IN THE FUTURE ALL WILL BECOME CLEAR LOOK FOR A POWER HUNGRY ELF WHO HAS A FINGER POINTED TO HIM DURING OUR TALE AND SO THIS IS OHM S LEGACY A WARNING THAT MAY SAVE THE WORLD FROM TOTAL DESTRUCTION THERE S NOT MUCH TO WORK WITH I KNOW THE DETAILS ARE A BIT SKETCHY MY ADVICE TO YOU IS TO CONSULT THE PHLEGM IT MAY BE THAT YOU ARE SENSITIVE I HAVE BURIED THIS PROPHECY WITH MY PHLEGM POT IF YOU ARE MAY BE THAT YOU ARE SENSITIVE I HAVE BURIED THIS PROPHECY WITH MY PHLEGM POT IF YOU ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WORK AS A POT CLEANER THEN THERE IS USUALLY A SUPPLY OF PHLEGM EVERY TIME YOU HAVE A COLD HERE END ETH THE FIRST PROPHECIES OF OHM BUT BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MY VISIONS I SHALL REPEAT THE PROPHECIES ONCE MORE IF YOU HAVE JUST BEGUN TO UNDERSTAND THE TEXT THEN READ ON IF YOU HAVE WORKED OUT THE ENTIRE MESSAGE THEN CONGRATULATIONS NOW GO AND SAVE THE WORLDthis was written in the book at least 3 times 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 ntertaining 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 speed. Ant des aventures fantastiues d'Artemis Fowl jeune prodige de douze ans hritier d'une longue ligne de gnies du crime ui The Mermaids Shoes essaie dsesprment de sauver son pre kidnapp Artemis Fowl Livres de la srie Artemis Fowl Gallimard Une srie de romans ui mettentn scne Artemis Fowl un gnie de douze ans ui vit Untameable Rogue (Bennett en Irlandet appartient a une dynastie de voleurs clbres Artemis Fowl film Wikipdia Artemis

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