- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 1 edition (3 October 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780141322964
- ISBN-13: 978-0141322964
- ASIN: 0141322969
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 0.9 x 15.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel Paperback – 3 Oct 2007
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Praise for Artemis Fowl:
'Artemis is a brilliant creation' – Antony Horowitz
'Reads like the fastest, punchiest comic strip you've ever come across' – Daily Telegraph
'Wickedly brilliant' – Independent
'Fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek, with some laugh-out-loud jokes. Smart and page-turning' – Sunday Times
'A huge hit' – Guardian
About the Author
Browbeaten by constant encouragement from his family, Eoin continued to write as an adult. His first novel, Benny and Omar, was an instant bestseller in Ireland, and Artemis Fowl, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and was winner of both the WH Smith 'People's Choice' Children's Book of the Year and of the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year.
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Even though the strategy didn't work for my brothers with this book, (it did work for two other series though) the strategy to get non readers to read works and it really is a fun story. I highly recommend whether or not you are a fowl fan or not.
Artemis Fowl, from what I've gathered from the graphic-novel adaptation, is an extremely well-crafted novel. The fairy world is rich, full of technology and well realized. Artemis himself is an interesting character, with several companions. The graphic novel is well drawn and well colored. The redaction from novel to graphic novel is my biggest worry. While pages and pages go into the description of the characters in a novel, often only a drawing will suffice in the graphic adaptation. The creators of the graphic novel fix this by dedicating a "file" page to most of the characters and several of the settings and technologies.
I have somewhat mixed feelings about Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel, and I want to explain why I'm giving it **** instead of ***** or ***. The adaptation does tend to drag just a little bit, and I have to say, as someone who's read the graphic novel but not the novel, that the novel has to be incomparably better. I generally don't like adaptations too much, but this is a very strong effort. In particular, I liked the lettering, which varied from when someone was talking to when someone was thinking or speaking off-page to when something was generally being explained. There is too much detail and craft in this book to give it a *** rating, but not enough overall strength to give it a ***** rating. ****
The artwork is delicate and the the artist has created a worldview and characters that not only keep you reading but would also serve as the model for a wonderful animated movie. The colorist provides some unusually color choices for the the characters, the fore and background and the shading (acid green, orange, etc.) that work well with not only the underground fairy world but the "normal" world as well. I prefer hardcopy graphic novels over kindle version as I love to take my time over the artwork, but in this case, I like how each panel pops out and enhances the storytelling process. Read as kindle or as a hand-held graphic novel, you will not be disappointed!