Artemis Fowl, The Opal Deception
2 journalers for this copy...
I still have to read the third book, but I couldn't resist buying this one, too.
If you need a criminal genius to save you, you really are in trouble...
The fairy people have wiped all knowledge of their world from the brain of the only human they're scared of: Criminal genius Artemis Fowl. But now they need him - and fast.
Evil pixie Opal Koboi is planning world destruction. Stopping her will involve clearing Captain Holly Short's name of murder, springing a kleptomaniac dwarf from jail and convincing a super-intelligent centaur that he doesn't know it all.
If only Artemis could remember why all these strange creatures are depending on him...
They work together to stop the evil Opal Koboi from starting a war between the fairies and the human beings - which is not easy, as Holly is on the run, charged with having murdered her commander, and Artemis has no memory of the fairy world and his earlier adventures as he had been mind-wiped after his last adventure.
Luckily he is a genius and there's always Mulch with his golden "coin"...
This book is now reserved for Schrat who enjoyed the three first books in this series too.
Here are some quotations which I liked:
"Artemis sat in the rear, feeling ridiculous, dressed not in his usual dark two-piece suit, but in normal teenager clothing. 'This outfit is preposterous,' he said, zipping his tracksuit top. 'What is the point of a hood that is not waterproof? And all these logos? I feel like a walking advertisement. And these jeans do not fit properly. They are sagging down to my knees.'" (p.31f.)
"Holly looked upwards. (...) Swinging from the rope was what appeared to be a naked and extremely hairy rear end. 'I don't believe it!' Holly exclaimed, jumping to her feet. 'You took your sweet time getting here!' She seemed to be conversing with a posterior. And then, even more amazingly, the posterior appeared to answer. 'I love you too, Holly. Now close anything that's open, because I'm about to overload these trolls' senses.'" (p. 224f.)
"Friendship is not a science, Mud Boy. Forget about your massive brain for one minute. Just do what you feel is right." (p.227)
"'O dear' hardly covers it. Maybe now would be a good time to call the networks, or faint in awe.' Argon took the second option, collapsing to the floor in a limp heap." (p.277)
(after Holly's reckless flying...):
"Mulch poked his head through from the passenger area. His face was slightly green. 'I had a little accident,' he said. No one enquired further." (p.319)
"The police swaggered on board, barking orders, then they saw Butler and their cockiness evaporated like rainwater off a hot highway. They had been told that the human was big. But this was more than big. This was monstrous. Mountainous.
Butler smiled apologetically. 'Don't worry, little fairies. I have this effect on most humans too.'" (p.325)
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Gave it to my mum, bookcrosser Schrat, who enjoyed the first three Artemis-Fowl-Books too.
Well, it was nice to meet Artemis, Butler, Captain Holly Short, Foaly and (above all) my special friend the "farting dwarf" (sorry!) Mulch Diggums again. As I did already with the three first books of this series I enjoyed also this one a lot. In particular, as my special friend the kleptomaniac dwarf played a leading rôle in the story in which the experienced team (see the beginning of this journal entry) was/were successful to stop the activities of evil pixie Opal Koboi.
I'll give this book back to DEESSE when she is on a visit here soon. She has better opportunity to find bookcrossers for this species of writing than I have.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Given back to DEESSE who stays with us at present, since she is preparing a fantasy book box.