First Book Review of 2019: Artemis Fowl
I was looking around a resale shop for books; as I do often and I found Artemis Fowl hardback first american edition. I follow Disney and knew that they were making this book into a movie that would be released later this year. I bought it on Friday and finished reading it, this weekend.
Worth the read for the first chapter alone. It is Juvenile in both meanings of the word. I will not however be reading any of the other books in the series or watch the movie, for I don't even think that Disney magic can save this book. If you have boys 12 and under this might be a good movie.
I really wanted to like this book. The first chapter presented such promise. Disney obviously understood that as this sequence is prominent in all of their trailers.
As I read on I was more and more disappointed. The book simply fell apart. Trying to hard, with little development. Then completely fell apart with each added technology and character that joined the story.
Perhaps the sarcasm through out was too heavy handed? Maybe it was the lack of narration or that the character development and story line took a back seat. Technology and too many bad ideas took over.
Perhaps it is because we have all been spoiled by Harry Potter or the Lemony Snicket's series where intellectual children are the stars, the worlds are well developed and all of the other characters were equally developed and their to serve a purpose, other then ridiculous subplots and random characters.
I won't deny that the original premise and imagination are great ideas, it was just the execution that fell apart. As an author I understand the difficulty. Too many great ideas, and not enough filters.
My final thought on the subject worth a read, skip the series. And unfortunately, skip the movie unless your a twelve year old boy.
K. A. Petentler
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