At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. At the end of most days, they are covered with burns, bruises, and sore...more
This is one of those books that I absolutely LOVE but am terrified to re-read and find out it's not as great as my 12 year old naive mind remembers it.
But, anyway, it is epic, with great stories, lovably mean characters, cool sci fi/cyberpunk elements and an AMAZING finale (it's on this giant floating weather baloon/space station thing, i really dont remember much just that i was drooling all over myself). I swear the first thing i remember thinking upon finishing t...more
The main character is 14 year old Cosmo Hill, named by the place where he was found in, escaped "prisoner" from the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. Escaped and saved from the blue creatures who seem to be sucking the life out of you by a group called The Supern...more
It was a decent book though a tad bit too juvenile for me even with some relatively mature sub...more
The Supernaturalist is kinda weird to me at first. The book got no summary at the back and reading it is like entering to another world where you got no idea about. The only clue is the picture on the cover.
Okay...so what it's all about? The future. Imagine a world with the sun deteriorated and the only thing that supplies energy to earth is a montrous mechanical sph...more
What I really like about the plot was all the twists and turns. Some of them may be predictable but not may are, and all of them are exhilarating. Eoin Colfer is truly amazing at this kind of things :P Another thing that I thought was a really good idea but slightly disturbing was how orphans or 'no-sponsors' are taken to be subjects of scientific experiments like guinea pigs.... It was jus...more
Characters: Meh. The main character, an orphan, didn't even pull on my heartstrings that much. Maybe I'm a cold-hearted jerk. The dialogue for each character fits with their backstory, but they all talk the same, except for the obviou...more
this fits under the category on my bingo board 'a science fiction book'
the supernaturalist is about a boy called cosmo who is an orphan that is turning 14, an age when no kid will be adopted and cosmo knows that he can not continue living in this run down orphanage any longer so he tries to escape and is the first person to ever succeed but when he does, he almost dies in doing so. while he is half conscious and on the brink of dying, he sees the...more
I was torn between 4 and 5 stars, let's call it 4.5; being an author I fully support rounding up.
This book seems to be heavily influenced by Snow Crash (which it just happens I am also reading now)--not the story, just the world. Then again, Snow Crash was influenced by other dystopian novels.
The book is about a band of characters, most teens, who are fighting creatures that only they can see. The MC has just escaped certain death at a l...more
Title: The Supernaturalist
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Number of pages 267
Who said your life would flash in front of your eyes before you die? According to Eoin Colfer, little blue monsters that no one can see come and suck the remaining life out of you.
And that's where they come in. The Supernaturalists. Out hunting the little blue monsters every night. Killing them off one by one.
Until a simple truth dest...more
The Supernaturalist takes place in a well-realized dystopian future, yet has some of Colfer's trademark fantasy elements (can't help but think the inclusion of the creatures seen in fantasy comes from his Irish upbringing, but that may be an American stereotype of the Irish). The science fiction elements work, as the re...more
In this future...more
Colfer is best known for his humorous fantasies -- like the Artemis Fowl series -- and I expected this to be more of the same. Although this has some humour interspersed, especially early on, in fact it's a pretty dour -- and really fairly damn' fine -- piece of science fiction. In a future dystopian city, young Cosmo escapes from the sadistic clutches of those who run the orphanage in which he's been incarcerated and used as a guinea pig for various potentially lethal drugs and allies himself w...more
1) sense of humour(or rather the lack of it): i know that many people will disagree but having read the artemis fowl series and the wish list, i must say that eoin colfer has a much much better a sense of humour. i really miss those witty dialogues that filled every page of the fowl series.
2) the plot: fighting the parasites was...more
Colfer sets this novel in the distant future where technology and society have advanced beyond the imagination. The story follows 14 year old Cosmo Hill who escapes from an abusive orphanges only to be adopted into a vigilante group of supernatural crimefighters. Hunting down blue beings that supposedly suck the life force out of dying individuals, Cosmo and his friends realize that they have been fighting the wrong enemy all along. This novel was way o...more
Truly, this was a disappointment to me... I expected as much originality as his Artimus Fowl series. To me this resonated as more the same digusting/dark future tale with just a different mystery about it. However, I do not discourage people younger than I (17yrs) to read it. This is Eoin Colfer who wrote this so he knows how to write gripping action scenes and interesting characters. I think at this point, I was just too old for this book.This is a very cliched science-fictiony book, it is...more
He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A...more