Friday, January 14, 2011

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony, by Eoin Colfer


Not my favorite in the series, but still entertaining (not least because of Nathaniel Parker's excellent narration). Colfer continues to grow his characters, but not as seamlessly as in the previous novel. The insertion of a female child genius felt a bit forced, though I could see the temptation to pit Artemis against a human equal. I would have liked to have seen more of Holly and Mulch's adventures as private detectives, rather than the immediate restoration of the status quo (Holly as law enforcement officer). I do enjoy watching Artemis develop deeper relationships with those around him, though.

Verdict: Not a bad way to pass the time on the daily commute.

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