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The Atlantis Complex

(Artemis Fowl #7)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  49,545 ratings  ·  1,895 reviews
ARTEMIS FOWL’S CRIMINAL WAYS HAVE FINALLY GOT THE BETTER OF HIM . . .

Young Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global warming.

But Artemis is behaving strangely - he seems
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Hardcover, First American Edition, 357 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Disney/Hyperion Books (first published July 20th 2010)
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Jayson
(A-) 82% | Very Good
Notes: Killing time before the final book, it's an excuse to bring the team all together and facilitate comedy and camaraderie.
Daria
Jan 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex = Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7), Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex is the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series. It was published on 20 July 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 3 August 2010 in North America. It was followed by Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian, which was confirmed to be the final book in the Artemis Fowl series. Artemis contracts Atlantis Complex, a fairy condition resembling a combination of
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Ahmed  Ejaz
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
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 rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Connor
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Chris Horsefield
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series but this is a disappointing addition to the series. Artemis, ridden by guilt, has devised a system to combat global warming but in fact is in great danger from the Atlantis Complex - a multiple personality and OCD syndrome that is endangering his sanity when his fairy friends need his deviousness most.

The book itself acknowledges that it doesn't follow the usual pattern so don't expect any resolution. Consequently, it's surprisingly long considering this.
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Sara Rastakhiz
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
as always: AMAZING!!!!
Kimberley doruyter
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
it seems artemis has lost his mind
and a giant squid is involved
Boo2000
Aug 16, 2010 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 ...more
Karel
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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Millard
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Artemis' opposite personality is amazingly funny, and the fact that both must share their only body is going to become a real challenge for their friends.
I can't wait to see the Films they are making.
Alex Murphy
Aug 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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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Jason
May 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Anne
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Emma
Sep 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Mike
Oct 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fun the second time around, too. But you need to be familiar with the characters, and What Has Gone BeFoul Playfore, as Mr. Colfer does not give you much time to think!

SRC 2018 SUM Task 30.?, where I needed two homonyms in the title, subtitle or series. Using Artemis Fowl series and Janet Evanovich's short little Foul Play.
Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads)
That was a fun ride

OH GOD, NOW I AM SO SCARED TO END THIS SERIES....ONE MORE BOOK GEEEEEEZZZ >.<
Lori
Sep 09, 2010 rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Katelin
Aug 17, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: owned
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Nicole Dust
*sigh*

This might sound bad, but this is the book that ruined my life. XD

In a good way! (I think.)

I’ll try to explain why I love this book so much.

For the first six books of the series, we meet Artemis Fowl. Genius. Criminal mastermind. Teenager. We see bits and pieces of his humanity as the series goes along, although usually the plot returns to saving the world.

We always see Artemis Fowl as this invincible person - at least in the mind, anyways.

But this book just throws all that out the window
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Atlas
Feb 25, 2019 added it
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Oh so bad. Definitely the worst in the series
Mandy Jo
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it

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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Austine (NovelKnight)
This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

As the series begins to draw to a close withThe Atlantis Complexas the second to last book, I see the story spiraling in all different directions and not necessarily in the good way.

Throughout the Artemis Fowl books, my favorite part has always been Artemis's genius schemes (whether they're for good or evil). But in the seventh book, he loses that entirely and develops a case of
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Alexandra
Aug 25, 2010 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
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Arnav
Aug 23, 2010 rated it liked it
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Akylina
Feb 16, 2013 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 ...more
C.P. Cabaniss
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I think this is my least favorite of the Artemis Fowl series. It wasn't bad and I enjoyed it a lot, but it lacked a spark that the previous installments had. The handling of Artemis's mental state was a little clunky and I think that threw off the story a bit.

The characters were still solid and I love Eoin Colfer's writing. This world and these characters and this writing combine to produce a beautiful series, even if this one is a bit weak. I'm very much looking forward to my reread of the
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Stephanie

While I thought it was clever to throw the Atlantis Complex (a serious form of guilty conscience degrading into OCD, paranoia, and eventual split personality, yikes!) at Artemis, to have his own mind turn against him – which is one of my worst nightmares, to be honest – and to have him aware that it is happening but is utterly unable to do anything about it, I also don’t think it was quite given the range it needed. We got a lot, and Orion was hilarious (view spoiler)
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Caylynn Bleess
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I am losing my composure, he thought with quite desperation. This disease is winning.

"You don't look fine, Mud Boy. You look...Beaten. Artemis, you look beaten.

What in the actual hell was this book? I honestly think I never read the last two books in this series, because I couldn't remember ANY of this plot. And boy, what a plot it was. This felt like such a deviation from the usual Artemis Fowl adventure that I had to put it down a few times to determine whether or not I should skip it, like
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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
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