Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

The Time Paradox

Book - 2008
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Artemis's mother has contracted a deadly disease -- and the only cure lies in the brain fluid of African lemurs. Unfortunately, Artemis himself was responsible for making the lemurs extinct five years ago. Now he must enlist the aid of his fairy friends to travel back in time and save them. Not only that, but he must face his deadliest foe yet...his younger self.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2008
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781423108368
9781423108375
Branch Call Number: J COL
Characteristics: 391 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Time paradox

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Love_Legolas_111
Apr 23, 2017

Oh, my beloved Artemis Fowl series. Where do I start?
Firstly, I've read in Goodreads' comments that it's around book 5 (The Lost Colony) that the Artemis Fowl series begins to plummet and grow stale. I disagree. I think it's around this book, The Time Paradox, that things start to drag a little. But only a *little*. While this book is the one that I found the most flaws in compared to the rest of the series, I still loved it. I can't hate an Artemis Fowl book. There are too many things to love about it that always override the stuff that just don't work for me. Always.
I loved how much change Artemis has gone through since book 1. Time Paradox did a great job of highlighting that by making Artemis fight himself as they went back in time. It was deep and awesome and feelsy, to see how much he's grown from that selfish, gold-obsessed felon from book 1 (that we all secretly still love, but I digress). The tension between him and Holly near the beginning of the book had me struggling to keep my composure---and failing. Actually, I pretty much failed with that altogether with this book. The direction Colfer went with the two friends was a little strange at first, but he ended things in a circular way that made sense, but also left the door open for something. I can't wait so see where things go in the last two books.
As for stuff I didn't like...some things were much too coincidental. Time travel stuff and whatever. The main villain was someone so familiar it was almost annoying. A main plot point at the beginning of the book turned out to be basically a hoax, which made me feel kind of cheated. And some characters weren't explored well (case in point, Beckett and Myles).
But in the end, I still did like this book. Not the best in the series, but there were so many good moments that went toe-to-toe with the bad...and won me over.

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Apr 04, 2016

Not my favourite of the series to far but still great. I was so worried about how Artemis was going to save his mom and what would change that I couldn't enjoy it as much :P This is what happens what I get to into a series and start worrying about book characters. I kept going "Nooo Artemis don't lie to Holly!" and facepalming. Overall, the book was good. I thought I would be annoyed that Minerva didn't make an appearance, but I was OK with it. It was odd having Butler play such a small part though. It was so funny having Artemis fight with his past self and realize how annoying he was! The time travel thing always annoys me for some reason but since they admitted it was a paradox it was fine, just confusing. I like how it seems geared toward slightly older people than the first 3-4 so I could enjoy it more.

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Luminous_0
Mar 14, 2016

10 out of 10!

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mrapex
Apr 11, 2015

Absoultly awesome :) Opal has a crazy trick up her sleave

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dragonette
Jun 22, 2014

This book is really good!!!!!!!!

Kdmullerspy Jun 21, 2014

Great book, though I think that Holly was unfairly mad at Artemis.

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richarddye
May 30, 2014

One of the Best Novels in this Series that Eoin Colfer has written.

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strathconauser
Nov 24, 2013

Such a GREAT SERIES!!! Briliantly written. You DEFIATELY SHOULD READ IT!!

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perry1238
Nov 07, 2013

I really like this series :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Dobrey
Mar 25, 2013

I am Mind Blown!

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

To fix a major mistake involving the health of his mother, Artemis must travel back in time to save her. There he must face off against his greatest enemy. Himself.

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis goes back in time to get a lemur's brain enzyme that can cure his mom's sickness

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richarddye
May 30, 2014

Artemis has to save a family member from a terrible disease, but the cure is in the past. He must travel through time with the aide of his demon1 buddy and stop a criminal from makeing an entire speicies extinct. That cure lies within that species.

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richarddye
May 30, 2014

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

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tonging
Oct 08, 2012

"We're all mad here too,he thought."

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 08, 2012

I think I just kissed you. ~Holly Short

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