Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex

// December 27th, 2012 // Book Reviews

Title: The Atlantis Complex

Author: Eoin Colfer

Synopsis:

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 Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies — not humans — and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly’s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind — and the grips of a giant squid — in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

My Review:

If you have read some of my earlier book reviews, you would know that
I have read the first book in the Artemis Fowl series. I really liked
it, and I wanted to read the rest of the series. Well… I kinda
forgot to fill you in on books two, three, four, five, and six… but
this is seven! I couldn’t do those book reviews because I was busy, I
had more book reviews to write, and I was busy. Wait, did I already
say I was busy?

The Atlantis Complex continues the story about Artemis Fowl. For using
magic on his earlier adventures, he develops a disease known as the
Atlantis Complex. The disease causes fear of one number but liking
another. Stage two of the Atlantis Complex makes your second
personality control you. Artemis endures all of this, and all the
while, there is an evil fairy named Turnball Root who is trying to
break out of prison and be with his wife.

The Atlantis Complex has a lot of action which happens abruptly. I
found this interesting. One example is that at the beginning, a group
of people were talking about how to stop global warming when a huge
space probe crashed a few feet away from them. Another example is when
a man named Butler was at a wrestling arena and suddenly there was a
bunch of people who looked like zombies chasing him. Also, when the
same man was walking in the streets of Cancun he met a dwarf who
farted and blasted off into the sky while Butler was hanging on to
him. The book made me laugh a couple times because of it.

The book is a little worse than some of the earlier books in some
ways, but a little better in other ways. In my opinion, the book was
too fast when all the action was happening. I couldn’t enjoy the
action that much because it was rushed. Also, I felt that the book was
too slow in the parts where they were explaining things, and in my
head, I was thinking, “get on with the story!!!!”. An example of too
much explaining is when Turnball Root is explaining his past. The way
it is better is that the book is more organized, because whenever the
setting changes, there is a place and a time which is stated at the
beginning of the scene.

I rate the book 8 out of 10 stars because it was a little too fast in
some parts and a little too slow in certain parts. I recommend this
book for people who like fantasy and adventure. Have a great reading
day!

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