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The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #7)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  41,206 Ratings  ·  1,657 Reviews
Artemis Fowl seems to be running amuck. At least, that's what Captain Holly Short believes when she witnesses his strange behavior lurches. Eventually, she concludes that he's suffering from Atlantis Complex, a grab-bag psychosis that could keep a dozen therapists fully occupied. And Artemis' mental problems couldn't be occurring at a worse time: The actual underwater city ...more
ebook, 357 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Disney Press
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Daria
Jan 06, 2010 Daria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ahmed  Ejaz
Whattt!! I was reading the whole previous 6 books...to get this type of character arc! Really, Mr. Colfer??!


Well this book was TOTALLY an opposite book than its previous books. Artemis isn't the same. My criminally-good has captured in Atlantis Complex. What could you think of Atlantis Complex? It isn't the place. It is the disease Artemis is suffering from because of a reason. The disease has made him innocent. Not the boy I loved from the beginning of the first page of the series.

Oh my God!!
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Arun Divakar
Jul 01, 2012 Arun Divakar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Connor
This was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I love Artemis Fowl. Don't get me wrong. He was still quite humorous in this one, and I still enjoyed all the secondary characters' ingenuity and determination. I think it was going to be a tough thing for Colfer to portray mental illness in a good way with the cast of characters that he's working with, and I was right to a point. The characters treated the illness as a joke when Artemis was clearly suffering which didn't sit too well with me. I may just be ...more
Anya
Feb 20, 2010 Anya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
>>>>>Edit

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
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Boo2000
Aug 16, 2010 Boo2000 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jason
May 04, 2011 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-series
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
Emma
Sep 03, 2011 Emma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Kimberley doruyter
it seems artemis has lost his mind
and a giant squid is involved
Karel
Aug 02, 2012 Karel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: srzbznz
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
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Lori
Sep 09, 2010 Lori rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Katelin
Aug 17, 2011 Katelin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bleehhhhhh!!! This did not feel like an Artemis Fowl novel at all. It felt like some environmentalism/global-warming-awareness book with Artemis Fowl's name slapped on so that more people would purchase and read.

I don't have any problem with environmental/ecosystem friendliness, but this book just should not have happened. Pretty much every single character's personality was destroyed, and the plot was just awful. I'm looking for an excuse to burn it and pretend it never existed.
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
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Arnav
Aug 23, 2010 Arnav rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Selena
Mar 15, 2010 Selena rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Josie
May 04, 2011 Josie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Alex Murphy
Aug 11, 2010 Alex Murphy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Alexandra
Aug 25, 2010 Alexandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Anne
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Michaela
Jan 07, 2012 Michaela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~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
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Ilona
Jun 03, 2010 Ilona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brianne
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.
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Akylina
Feb 16, 2013 Akylina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time I read an Artemis Fowl book in its original language, English, and I was astonished by the wealth of its language. Having read all the previous installments in Greek translations, I had never thought I would be able to learn so many new words from it. As for the plot, it was a typical Artemis Fowl adventure, graced with action, lots of twists and a generous amount of humour. Eoin Colfer never disappoints me and I always know I am going to thoroughly enjoy whatever he has w ...more
Tirzah
Aug 14, 2012 Tirzah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: artemis-fowl
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
Nikki
Dec 27, 2014 Nikki rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars. I'm a bit torn. I mean, it was interesting seeing a different side to Artemis and the idea of mental health being explored. But the villain was so boring, as was a lot of the story. As much as I love the characters, I kept putting this down. I feel like what's lacking in this series (which I love and will finish) is that it doesn't really have an overarching plot or a build up to something.
Scott Forbes
I enjoy this series a lot, but it's starting to feel like it's coasting. I get the impression that the planned character arcs for the main characters have run their course now, resulting them in feeling flat through the last 2 books.

There are still new characters that are interesting, and Colfer's humor and imagination are still abundant, but this book can really only be recommended to the biggest fans of the series (and said fans have probably read it already so....)
Iset
Mar 03, 2011 Iset rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy

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
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Miss Clark
Dec 21, 2009 Miss Clark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Eoin Colfer and Artemis Fowl
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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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“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.”
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