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The Criminal Mastermind Collection, Bks 1-3 (Artemis Fowl #1-3)

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Now available in a gorgeous paperback box set--the first five books in the blockbuster best-selling Artemis Fowl series, starring everyoneâs favorite criminal mastermind. An ingenious gift indeed
Artemis Fowl
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a geniusâ”and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesnât know what heâs taken on when he kidnaps a fairy
Paperback, 912 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Miramax (first published 2001)
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Mar 06, 2010 Kristina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: older-child
I know some kids absolutly love this series, but it didn't do much for me. The concept was appealing--a boy who wants the world to see himself as a villian, and his interaction with a whole elf/fairy society. The description of the elves was an attempt to give them a high tech image (like the elves in the movie The Santa Clause I)--a clever idea.
One problem I had was the character development of the elves. I keep getting the sense that the author was so intent on painting his picture of this g
Oct 22, 2009 Saija rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have had this series in my basement for a while now - it was recommended to me and I just never got around to reading it. It is a young adult science fiction series. VERY easy reading, fun, entertaining, possible reading material for my kids when they are older (i.e. nothing in them that would be "bad"). I teetered between 3-4 stars, but considering that I read all three books in the last 2 weeks, I thought it deserved a 4 star rating.

You will like these if you like fantasy, and are OK with re
Jan 30, 2009 Paula rated it really liked it
I like this series so far. At times, it's difficult to believe some of the ways Artemis and the fairies of that world he discovered get out of the situations they're brought into, but this is YA fantasy, after all. The books are action-packed, and it's been nice watching Artemis evolve as a character over the last three books. I'm curious to see how the two worlds come back into contact with each other again (as I know there are four more books in the series), especially since Artemis is back to ...more
Aug 22, 2015 Gerrit rated it it was amazing
I've already written a neat little doo-dad on the first book, so I won't be covering that here.

Oh ho, book two. Bust out your best fake fingernails because we're going to nitpick. Or we would be, if there was anything to pick at. Seriously, this author must never sleep because this is another flawless book. That's overlooking that it's pretty much the same plot as the first one. Artemis wants something. Magical people don't like Artemis. Hilarity ensues. Cue laugh track, roll credits.

Book three
Jun 03, 2016 James rated it it was amazing
artimis fowl is an amazing young man who thinks of outrageous ideas that always works with him and butler his butler/killing machine. His ideas always work well and he gets help from captain holly short from the leprecon unit and he learns that working with her is the only way to save butler who is injured very badly. there is also a few other people that help them along there way through many enemies the million child artimis fowl always gets his way. This would be great for any one who likes ...more
May 12, 2008 Marisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are fun fantasy, adventure books with a little mystery. There are some pretty far fetched, outrageous situations and outcomes but its all fun fiction. It's hard to like the main character, Artemis, at first but he grows on you and his attitude changes through the experiences with his "fairy" friends. It's an interesting, very different take on fairies.
Nov 27, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-read
I've just finished book one and I loved it! It's absolutely perfect for the age group it's written for. It's fun, interesting, and creative. The author does not talk down or dumb up the subject for his readers. I cannot wait for my kids to read the series. In the meantime....I think I'll read them myself.
Jul 30, 2015 Js rated it liked it
Started reading these because on of my sons was reading them. For tween fiction this is actually very good. Stories are compelling and well written, action without blood and guts, and a dose of magic on the side.
Dec 17, 2014 Voss rated it liked it
Semplicistico ma non troppo, diciamo quanto basta :)
Per essere per ragazzini è abbastanza complesso.
Sep 21, 2008 Dani rated it it was amazing
This whole series is pretty incredible. Highly unrealistic sci-fi/fantasy, but a fun and easy and amazing read.
Jan 02, 2016 Marzell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marzell by: Sven Hüselitz
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Feb 19, 2009 Judi rated it it was amazing
I realize these are YA books but they are a really enjoyable and light read. These remind me why I love books.
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Aug 02, 2014 Sophia Gilbert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Artemis Fowl is a very interesting book.I like how the author gave advanced technology to the fairy's however I didn't understand some bits.
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

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
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