Monday, March 19, 2007
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony
When, oh when, will these books be made into movies? They ar simply screaming for it, every one. Eoin Colfer's writing is cinematic, and unfolds before your mind's eye perfectly. The characters are fantastic - each interesting, likeable, and amusing in varying ways. The action is nicely timed. The fantasy realm part of the books is fully conceived, technologically way advanced, and wholly original - no standard fantasy-book Middle Earth knock-offs here. There are jokes - visual, punny, acronym-hidden, and physical. It works on layers, too, with something for everyone. This fifth installment does not disappoint, though one would think it would get harder to live up to the standards set by the earlier books. If you're looking for some great plot-driven reading, this is it.