Artemis Fowl - Adolescent confection Dec 12, 2014
by Russell S
Eoin Colfer is a fluent and cheerful author. One of those authors who makes wild imagination look effortless. Outside of a few central characters, his "people" are somewhat shallow, constantly bickering, and always doing the wrong thing. The stories go fast, with guaranteed cliff hangars at every turn. They are clean-cut adolescent fun with a small sprinkling of fantasy gore. Having said all that, these are wonderful kids books. Artemis and his butler, Butler, have a set of satisfying, complementary powers. The wonderful set of type-A fairies is worth the price of admission, as is the brainy character in the control room. Mulch Diggums alone is one of the coolest minor characters in all of kid-lit. And, your kid. like our family dog, probably shares at least one of Mulch's super powers.