The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7)
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The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #7)

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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atla...more
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Hyperion Books (first published 2010)
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After a hideously long stretch without a new Artemis book, Atlantis Complex decides to throw at us....

Psychological disorders!

Giant squids!

Interspecies love! (Aaaw.)

Killer blobs of gel! (Yaay!)

...and much, much more. Colfer's wit is as sharp as ever, the confusing technological banter is utterly welcome, and our characters are back just the way we like 'em. Of course, though, such is not the case with Artemis...

It's nice to know that our current villain is not whom I was expecting, and also tha...more
Arun Divakar
There was an undeniable freshness to Artemis Fowl and this freshness was what endeared this series to me. The same could be said of Rick Riordan's mashup of YA & Greek Myth but for some inexplicable reason, my interest in the Percy Jackson series was not sustained. Even then, Artemis Fowl remained a series that I was totally engrossed in. It is not usual to come across a criminal mastermind who is but a young boy dressed as if going to a funeral ! I have noticed those traces of freshness dis...more
I can not WAIT to read this!!! I love this series so much! I just found out there was going to be a seventh book last week and I almost started jumping up and down right on the spot.

When I finished this book, I was pretty pleased with the feeling it left. I thought it was a great book, but it just seemed like something was missing. Don't get me wrong, I thought Artemis's disorder was interesting and Orion cracked me up, but I thought it was still missing some small elemen...more
Actually this book really made me sad. I thought they would finally bring back the original cunning Artemis Fowl that made me fall in love with the series. But now that I've read this book my hopes of having a good Artemis Fowl book again are gone. I also thought adding Juliet back was extremely stupid. No one (myself) wanted to know what happened to her. Oh and Orion made me want to close the book and put in the pile of "I will never finish, waste of my money" books. The way Colfer decided to p...more
I was horribly disappointed with this book. Artemis Fowl has been one of my favorite series since middle school and I have always loved Colfer's voice and humor. But this book fell flat for me, it really did. First of all I didn't like how Artemis was either unconcious, insane, or was replaced by Orion (gag), for the entire novel. I know that this is purely personal opinion, but it really did ruin the book for me. Also, the plot was weak; I wasn't expecting this to happen at all. Colfer always h...more
This was by far my least favorite Artemis book in the series. I don't know if I've just hit some sort of weird cosmic rut, but at least five of the books I've read this year which are parts of ongoing series have featured the main series protagonist being absent or fundamentally altered for a significant portion of the book. This one has Artemis experience a dissociative break very early on which lasts almost the length of the book. Much of the humor that the series is known for was absent as Co...more
I'm always up for a good mind-stimulating read, which is something I've always been able to depend on Colfer for. His books always kept me thinking, and his endings always got me to re-read his books again and again to try to catch every significant detail I might have missed hinting to the intricate twists and turns he weaves. I’ve grown to love the young yet enduringly intelligent Artemis Fowl; to have had to tolerate (and eventually I would go so far as to use the word ‘suffer’) through an en...more
Mandy Jo

This week’s headline? "Love and magic."

Why this book? to read finale

Which book format? from the library

Primary reading environment? bedtime at home

Any preconceived notions? it's Artemis Fowl

Identify most with? "LEP ninja training."

Three little words? "Follow those bubbles."

Goes well with? "Mmm, horse. Tasty."

Recommend this to? "dolphins, little ones"

I'm a bit too old for these books, so the character of Mulch Diggums doesn't thrill me as much as he does the little kids, but there was one scene...more
A week ago, I'd think it's impossible for me to not like an AF book. Having just surfaced from this and the last book, I'm sorry to say that this is the weakest link in the entire series. And a very weak link it is.

The story starts out full of action - but none of it feels like the edge of the seat action found in previous books. In fact, it all feels like we're just hashing out routine. An explosion here, a crisis there. I find myself skipping whole paragraphs and then going back to read them o...more
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Gaurav Hirlekar
Keeping the great memories that were the last six books in mind, I started the seventh one with barely contained enthusiasm (and I was utterly disappointed).

While I cannot say that this is a horrible book, I can hardly say that this book is written by the Eoin Colfer who gave us the earlier Artemis Fowl books. Keeping in mind that most of the earlier books in this series were simply genius, this is a very great letdown.

The characters we have come to love are all present, though in a lackluster...more
It's about time Colfer came out with another Fowl book!

Although the book was great I have to express my utter disappointment with the new jacket design. While the art is nice, you can't change an established title convention on book SEVEN of a series that is hitherto unchanged. It drives me crazy to see six books with the same font and template with one non-conforming book at the end. NOT okay, Hyperion.

Beyond my OCD, the book is great. Artemis's complex makes for a great new character addition....more
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Technically, I only read the first chapter of this book. I was so ticked off with it I decided that I wasn't going to finish the rest. Being an Artemis Fowl fan from the start, I followed the series faithfully and enjoyed every installment. However, there were several things that contributed to my dislike of this last one, therefore preventing me from reading any further.

First, Colfer took his big "break", which meant I had two years to move on to other books. Going back to a series you grew up...more
~Review of the whole series~

The Artemis Fowl Series is in a category all it’s own, as much as the genius himself. Nothing can surprise him - well, almost nothing.
If you can manage it, let your hair down and join our sometimes rather questionable heroes on a wild ride of thrilling adventures. If you don’t understand the technical mumbo jumbo right off, don’t worry, because likely Artemis Fowl and the paranoid centaur Foaly are the only ones who do. I won’t let on too much in case one or the other...more
After the atrocity of the last book, I didn't think I would ever be tempted to pick up another Artemis Fowl book. And yet I did. This is why: Something terrible has happened to him. Artemis Fowl has become nice. The fairies diagnose Atlantis Complex (that's multiple personality disorder to you and me) - dabbling in magic has damaged his mind. (From the blurb.)

Now, is it just me, or does that make it sound like Artemis is supposed to be Evil-with-a-capital-E but his illness is making him into a g...more
First of all. I did not like the new cover art! That docked it a star strait away.

I've been reading Artemis fowl for more than five years now. I'm not sure how much longer I can do it. But I have to admit. Though I was very skeptical at first. I enjoyed it. It's a new spin on the story. But the plot was a bit shallow for me. I feel like it was too simple, there was no plot twist. And it took too long to set up an ending that I wasn't feeling. The humor was to plentiful I thought, weird I know....more
I have to be honest...this book did not capture my attention until the last two chapters when everyone is semi-normal and working together. One of the reasons I like these series is the camaraderie of the characters. Artemis was not himself half the time and Butler was separated from the group for the majority of the book, so the camaraderie was hardly present. The villain was not really that exciting, although it was a nice change from Opal Koboi. There were the comical moments that made me lit...more
Duke Duquaine

I read the book Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex. This book is the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series. In this installment Artemis is diagnosed with a disease called the Atlantis complex. This disease causes Artemis to become extremely paranoid and he eventually creates an alter ego named Orion.

The main character is Artemis, who is currently in the grips of the Atlantis complex. Some other main characters are Holly, Foaly, and Buttler. The other main characters are trying to save the worl...more

Two new books have come out in the Artemis Fowl series since I first read and loved the original four, and later books five and six also. I’ve recently been revisiting the series, re-reading the first six and now I’ve come to the new entries in the series, starting with this one. I have to admit The Atlantis Complex is something of a surprise. I have very mixed feelings about it. Initially, the story drew me in. Artemis is expanding his relationship with the fairies by proposing a collaboration...more
Still enjoyed it for the characters I love so much, and the classic Eoin Colfer descriptions that never fail to crack me up with their sarcastic wit. But this book really lacked the suspenseful and surprising plot that the previous installments have. To be honest, it felt like the author had several ideas for a new story and somehow tried to write a whole book without first deciding which one he wanted to go with. It just wasn't very concise - the conflicts seemed random and unrelated, and and a...more
Artemis Fowl has been a criminal mastermind. He's recently been turning a new leaf and trying to do good things for the world. Now, Artemis Fowl is mentally ill. Artemis develops the Atlantis Complex, a disorder that makes him paranoid and exhibit obsessive compulsive behavior. While an interesting concept, it didn't quite work with the tone the series normally takes and ultimately sucked the fun right out of this novel.

What saved the book for me was Foaly. While it's always entertaining to see...more
First favourite quote:

"'This is not a bad ship as it happens,' said Mulch Diggums, pushing a couple of buttons on the stolen mercenaries' ship just to see what they did. When one caused the contents of the sewage recycler to be dumped on an innocent Scottish deep sea trawler below, the dwarf decided to stop pushing.

(One of the fisherman happened to be making a video of gulls for his university media course and caught the entire descending blob of waste matter on film. It seemed to anyone who sa...more
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Helsic 伊明海
the Overall of this book is... fine.

Yeah... there isn't "awesomeness" and "asdadasdf" for this one, just 'fine'.
the book was good, I mean don't get me wrong but is nothing compared with the previous sixth books. Maybe Eoin Colfer was run out of ideas... or maybe he just write it quickly because the fans was expecting the book so much and putting him so much pressure... I'm not sure.

the fact is that, Eoin Colfer is by far one of the best novelist I have ever read and I love almost everything he d...more
There's something definitely lacking in this book. Oh, it's still witty, it still made me laugh in the most delightful ways, and it's still got heart among all the action and explosions. There's nothing I love more than a reformed brilliant criminal mastermind (this is my favorite trope actually) and watching Artemis try to become good and swallowed with guilt and not disappoint his mother anymore was heartbreaking.

And the ever-subtle love story! If it's true that the next book is going to be t...more
I personally felt that Eoin Colfer was not up to par in The Atlantis Complex. I found myself strangely angered by this, as I usually really enjoy his angered in fact, that I started to pick the book apart starting with a typo that I found somewhere in the middle of the book...this typo only lends credibility to my theory that Eoin Colfer had rushed through writing and didn't devote enough time to developing it's plot line. To be fair, the editors and publishers should be the ones to pi...more
Miss Clark
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When all have forgotten the terror that was Turnball Root, he is back with a vengeance! And what a time for him to chose to attack the fairies, because their one human ally and criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is not only turning nice, BUT is also suffering from the Atlantis Complex! Master fowl is deranged, obsessed with the numbers four and five and also giving rise to a lovesick second personality and all the while the fairies are under a massive attack! What ever shall they do? :/

I am a huge...more
As usual, the book was simply beyond greatness. Colfer nailed it again — the story, the setting, the sparkly dialogues and witty narrative. He is probably one of the most gifted writers of our time; the world he created throughout this saga is amazing, fascinating and, above all, immensely entertaining.

And he keeps doing great things even in this seventh novel; I have loved the interactions between the characters with a burning passion (perhaps because it's been a while since the last time I let...more
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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...more
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“Can we please focus? We are supposed to be professionals." Holly said.

"Not me!" said Orion cheerily, "I'm just a Teenager with hormones running wild and may I say, young fairy lady, they're running wild in your direction.”
“Look!" said Foaly, pointing with some urgency into the vast steel-gray gloom, "Someone who cares!” 191 likes
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