Books similar to artemis fowl?

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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Witty name here » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:12 pm

Yeah, Skulduggery Pleasant is some good stuff that would suit most AF fans, IMO. It's got sarcasm, suspense and an unique take on fantasy, so it's in the same vein as AF (although AF does it better). Have only read the first book, though, but I'll read the rest as soon as I get time for it.
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby ArtemisFowlIII » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:57 pm

Witty name here, I realized after you posted that perhaps Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's series would be wonderful reading for AF fans - thanks for unconciously and unintentionally reminding me of that through your signature! :)
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Raineesun » Mon May 11, 2009 9:46 pm

CaptainCabinet wrote:I highly recommend a Mister Skulduggery Pleasant

Really good book, about a skeleton detective, its got the same humour as the Artemis Fowl books do if not a bit more. Bits of magic here and there, fighting, puzzle solving and general stupidity :P

Truly a good series, third one is out now and i wet myself over it :P

btw I am 16 so just letting you know that this book is definitely worthy of different ages.

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Yeah! I know that book! I've never read it, but it looks good. Here's something one of you people might like! The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Or something like that.. the first one is called Dealing with Dragons. Although it's about a princess she's not like a princess at ALL! lol :)
I know this is NOTHING like Artemis Fowl - just a warning - but I like them. XD
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby BkkprGirl » Tue May 12, 2009 1:12 am

I haven't read it yet, so it may turn out terrible, but my friend loves the book called "The Quantum July", and says that it's about time travel and centered around a young boy.

Have you tried Colfer's other works, like The Wish List or Airman (probably a stupid question but I thought I'd ask it anyway)?
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Postby Raineesun » Tue May 12, 2009 3:31 am

Yeah, I've read Half Moon and Airman. I LOVE Airman. If you haven't read it, then fix that little problem. lol
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby BkkprGirl » Tue May 12, 2009 8:04 pm

If you're interested in time travel, I suggest the book Timeline by Michael Crichton. It's got a completely different writing style, and you have to work through a sizeable chunk of scientific psychobabble in the beginning, but the end repays that a thousand times over. Love that book--it's so intense!! (stay AWAY from the movie, though).
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Raineesun » Tue May 12, 2009 8:22 pm

Cool. I'll have to check it out!! I go to the Library every week. XD
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Aine » Wed May 13, 2009 8:25 pm

i also liked inkheart it is about a girl and her dad who read stuff out of books. they accidenntally read out a villan and have to escape him.


/\ love this book! seriously awesome, but the movie sucked.
hmm must read this HIVE book, it looks good! oh, and any other colfer book. im reading The wish list. It rocks.

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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Lyra Angelica » Wed May 13, 2009 10:13 pm

Hmmm...books similar to Artemis Fowl. I'm going to be obvious and say Silence of the Lambs. It's darker, I suppose, but the power play with Clarice and Lecter is just so deliciously reminscent of first book Holly and Artemis. And I won't even start on how incredibly similar Holly and Clarice are.

Oh, but warning: Silence of the Lambs is really not appropriate for anyone under the age of, say, fourteen. It's a bit graphic.
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Raineesun » Thu May 14, 2009 5:51 am

I'll have to remember that book...for some of my friends. I like easy going books but with complicated words... XD
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby FoalysGirl » Thu May 21, 2009 6:53 pm

I would have to say that The Bartimaeus Trilogy is somewhat similar to Artemis Fowl. Some 11 year old boy manages to summon a high level demon/servant because of his smarts. It also has a lot of magic. The magicians though are quiet aware of the presence of otherworldly beings.
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Raineesun » Fri May 22, 2009 8:16 pm

FoalysGirl wrote:I would have to say that The Bartimaeus Trilogy is somewhat similar to Artemis Fowl. Some 11 year old boy manages to summon a high level demon/servant because of his smarts. It also has a lot of magic. The magicians though are quiet aware of the presence of otherworldly beings.

I've heard of that! I didn't particularly like it, mind you. XD
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby cezen » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:49 pm

Don't overlook Ender's Game guys.

Best book series mentioned in this thread, by far.(and follows the whole young genious trend like AF)
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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby stealth_nat » Mon May 31, 2010 3:00 am

"Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow. It is about a kid, Marcus who is a good computer hacker and after a terrorist attack is arrested as he was on the streets during school. There is absolutely no privacy after the attacks and Marcus rebels by creating a network for teens. I am not good at a synopsis, but it is pretty good if you are into techie novels. The book is available for download at http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/ . The author is kind enough to distribute the book for free, but you can also buy the book at a local book store.

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Re: Books similar to artemis fowl?

Postby Multiverse » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:30 pm

I looked through the thread, and it seems like this hasn´t been mentioned yet: The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Like AF, its basic settings build upon the human tendency to misunderstand things, transforming magic, etc. to 'stuff of legends'. It hasn´t got the sarcastic/witty remarks that´re constantly seen in AF, but if you´ve got as much as a basic historical knowledge, you´ll recognize a few characters over the course of the series. So far there´s four books - The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress and The Necromancer, but a fourth, The Warlock, will be available in a few days. ;)

And I support those who mentioned Skulduggery Pleasant - it does have a whole lot in common with AF. :)

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