AF Lover wrote:And if you didn't cry when Artemis died, you must be a robot.
I'm pretty sure I'm not a robot, but I didn't cry anyway. I guess that was because I really didn't get into the book - sweet euphemism that is -, and... well, I was hoping, he would die. Dunno how to explain, I just felt that somehow had to happen ; wouldn't have it been an interesting ending ? Artemis did all kind of bad things, but that's when he eventually becomes a hero that he dies. Unfortunately, I can only imagine all the great debates we could have had about that, because it was too hard for Eoin Colfer to admit that maybe his main character had to disappear.
When Holly died, I cried. Because the book was excellent, packed with emotions, action and all since the very first pages, I was totally into the story and the brutality of her death hit me like a freakin truck when it happened. In the Last Guardian, it seems to me that at the very last chapter Colfer realized the book was completely empty and maybe needed at least a little scene of emotion. But it was too late for me, I guess.
When Holly came back, I was happy. When Artemis did, I was atroceously disappointed, not only because I longed for his death since the seventh book but also because I found the explanation of his return both ridiculous and very poorly led. Seriously, souls
???!!! Where the hell did all that stuff came from ? I've nothing against ghosts, but such a huge thing should have been introduced way earlier in the books ; to me it just felt like Eoin Colfer wanted to bring Artemis back for an happy ending but he didn't have ideas, so he improvised.
... I really disliked that poor book x')