Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Book 37

"The Opal Deception" by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is back and this time he can't remember jack about the Fairies which is very bad because the thwarted villain Opal Koboi wants revenge. She's already killed a senior LEPrecon officer, had Captain Holly framed for it and turned herself into human. Now Artemis has to get his memory back, help Holly and defeat the villain. Can he do it?

This is another fun book from Colfer, proving once more (for the third book entry in a row) that children's books don't have to be dull or partonising or sanitised (we have zappings and vaporisings in this little number). Colfer's plotting is complex, without being complicated or confusing and the characters are engaging and strong (if not all totally likeable). As a re-thinking of fairies and the like, these books also blend magic and technology nicely togther too.

Four and a half cam-suits out of five.


Anonymous fatfingers said...

Have any of these book reviews gone below 4 whatevers? Are you too generous a reviewer, or do you have an uncanny knack of picking good books?

11:04 PM  
Anonymous fatfingers said...

OK, I just scrolled down to see 3.5 whatevers for a book, so I amend the above to "Have any of these book reviews gone below 3.5 whatevers?" etc

11:05 PM  
Blogger Euan said...

I think I gave a 2 a while back. Mostly I just pick up books I think will be good, or turn out to be so. It's been ages since I read a dog of a book.

10:25 AM  

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