Saturday, September 25, 2010

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex

By Eoin Colfer

Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world's greatest teenage criminal mastermind? Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common in guild-ridden fairies, not humans, and most likely triggered in Artemis by his dabbling in fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing profession of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy. Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has truck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly's past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind-and the grips of a giant squid-in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

This is the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series, for which I was quite excited because I thought Eoin Colfer had given up Artemis for other stories. I was hugely amused by Artemis's symptoms of the Atlantis Complex, which incompass awkward to full on embarassment. It was quite different, and I'm sad to say that this book and the last book have been my least favorites, but I'm sufficiently enjoying them that if number 8 comes out, I'll be right there in line to buy it. The Atlantis Complex is a fun read, but if you want great stuff, go back to number one and up through to number 5. Those are the best ones. They happen to be the bee's knees. :)

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