Monday, August 09, 2010

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, by Eoin Colfer

(hb; 2010: seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series)

From the inside flap:

"Artemis Fowl has lost his mind. . . just when the world needs him most.

"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 a 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 in guilt-ridden fairies, not humans, and most likely triggered in Artemis by his dabbling in fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder, and, in extreme cases, embarassing 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?"


The Atlantis Complex furthers the mad dash adventure, plot twists, laugh-out-loud humor and semi-quirky characters of the previous six Artemis Fowl novels. If you liked those books, chances are you'll like this one, too.

Check it out.

Followed by Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian.

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