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Preview — The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
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
Plot-wise, it's okay, but everything feels too easily. The group are too easily tricked, they escape too easily... There are fun ideas in the background, like the paralegals being pretty much like cops ...more
The SuperNaturalist is an incredibly addicting and interesting book written by Eoin Colfer, a highly respected author who has also written the Artemis Fowl series. Anyway, ths book takes place in the near future where everything is polluted and the world is very technology advanced but very bitter and mean. The story zooms in on the life and times of Cosmo Hill, an orphan living in a facility where children are tested on.
Cosmo's life changes completely wh ...more
Eoin Colfer TOTALLY needs to write a sequel! Does he expect me to just keep reading this one over and over again? Really?
Nov 21, 2008
It was cute. I couldn't help but wonder if Eoin was going to write a sequel or not. I don't know that he's planning to, but it would work! It ended really well, and the whole thing was REALLY INTERESTING! And the twists in the plot! This author has a gift! :)
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
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
This is pretty much a story before its time.
I booktalked this to middle schoolers (alongside the graphic novel adaptation) in January 2014 and even though it's ten years old, it's taking off in my community.
I remember having trouble following the descriptions of technology and the world over audio, but I imagine reading it with more attention would cover that. There are some very ...more
Cosmo is pretty much your stereotypical protagonist in the beginning, but as the story progresses, he develops at a ver ...more
The theme of this book is that friends will always be there for you and to believe in yourself and the ones around you. For example when Stefan had doubts about his friends and his friends still stay with him. It also tells us to never give up ev ...more
Truly, this was a disappointment to me... while it has gripping action scenes and interesting characters, I expected as much originality from Eoin Colfer's as in his Artemis Fowl series. This book resonated as more of the same disgusting/dark future tale with just a different mystery about it. I think that the major problem I had was that I felt I was just too old for this book when I read it. Thus, I would encourage only people younger than 17yrs to read it.As I have said, this is your typi ...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
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
There is Stefan the team leader who is about 18 years old. He has is own s ...more
By Eoin Colfer
The Supernaturalist is a story that takes place in the future and in a city called Satellite City. The city is extremely polluted and it is made completely out of a metal called pig-iron. It is a horrible place to live…if you live in the wrong place. The main character is an orphan named Cosmonaut Hill because that was where he was found as a baby. He lived in Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged, which is a complicated and relativel ...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
The characterization was super awesome (I love how these minor details about each cha ...more
On the other hand, it is good, BUT, it never at any point made me feel like shouting from the rooftops. It was predictable... especially about the blue creatures, when Stefan was talking about them I pretty much had it all figured by then...and even about his old teacher too. I just feel it could have been more humorous, more witty, with more depth and more mo ...more
Si ce n'est que certaines personnes peuvent voir des créatures semblant achever des mourants en leur prenant leur énergie vitale.
Une équipe d'enfants (et d'un adulte à l'aspect d'enfant...) lutte contre ces créatures, et le héros, un orphelin à la Dickens, se joint à eux.
Plus sombre que les autres li ...more
I liked the concepts but didn't find the characters compelling. I also wished for more girls in the protagonist camp.
Overall, it's a keeper. With some great science tie ins, low violence, very light flirting only on the romance side, and high marks from the target audience (MG SciFi readers) I recommend adding it to your shelf ...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