Pastime Pleasures #31 – Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Posted February 26, 2016 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 1 Comment

My feature, Pastime Pleasures is finally back after a long absence! Today is the turn of Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

I’m not sure it will be posted as regularly as before but it is good to have this feature back and to share books that have given me joy in the past. As before the book must have been published five years ago.

Pastime Pleasures #31 - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

I loved this book as a child, but it is only recently that I managed to read the entire series, I think I only got to book four before deciding I was too old to read such nonsense. How foolish was I?

This is a book that you just have to take it as it is. A good fun, silly caper that involves fairies. And yes you did read that correctly.

As a kid this was a gripping story about 12 year old who basically got away with EVERYTHING. What kid would not want that? And while he is a clever, cocky thing you can’t help but root for him, despite the snarky comments and the issue of whether or not he is actually a bad guy, or a guy with good intentions doing bad things. Make sense to you?

A fun modern take on mythology of faeries and that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This book is all about chasing dreams and succeeding. Anyone can do it… Although you probably have to be as clever as Artemis Fowl to get away with it.

“Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky, it’s because there’s something you don’t know.”

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