Lately, I met this really great BOOK named Artemis Fowl and it was FANTASTIC.
Nevertheless, there are only 2 series on the bookshelves of bookstores here. The book I am currently reading is Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident.
I will try to summarise the synopsis. (feeling smug)
Artemis Fowl is a (during the 1st book) 12 years old kid, but not just any kid. This “kid” is by far the intelligent-est person in the entire universe. His brain works abnormally fast and a scheme would suddenly pop up in his mind whenever he is in jeopardy. However, he misuses this rare intelligence of his and became the world’s most dangerous criminal mastermind.
Of course, his father was a criminal as well but was soon decided to come clean. (in Book 2) Of course, this book also features these subterranean fantastical creatures that cannot be seen unless they want you to (kinda like the Spiderwick Chronicles)-fairies, specifically, elves, goblins, sprites and an assortment of , em.., hideous-looking creatures. If you’re thinking about The Little Elf or the goblin who works in Gringotts or the Star Wars green thingy, ha. ha. ha. They are anything BUT that. They have super-cool gadgets (which, probably, if used by us humans, would cause nuclear detonations all over the world) including laser jets, shuttles that can burst out from under the ground, and many more. Oh, and they have this sort of elfin power called mesmer, which, apparently, mesmerize you and forces the truth out of you. Oh well, at least its better and more convenient than using Veritaserum.
Anyway, back to Artemis. He has a bodyguard, called BUTLER. Weird, right? At first, I thought it was his butler with the capital B, but then I visited artemisfowl.com and saw that he was far from what I have expected. He has quite a tiny head and a LARGE neck. Really large. (too lazy for links) And Artemis Fowl is worse. Apparently, he wears this pair of ‘glasses’ permanently and has a LARGE head (quite the opposite of Butler, really). Then there’s Holly Short, sorry, Captain Holly Short, who is Artemis Fowl’s elf nemesis. She has a mane of thick hair with two ears poking out of her cascade of hair and I was like, what the h***???? It was nothing I have expected.
Two thumbs up for Artemis Fowl.
-Michelle Teoh Zi Yan, My World of Chaos-