Author: Eoin Colfer
Series: Artemis Fowl #3
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
While the Artemis Fowl books many not hold up 100% over time, I have no doubt they age well. Well the dialogue may seem a little juvenile at times now that I read this book in my mid twenties, it isn't as bothersome as you would expect. And the returning characters from the previous two novels in the series certainly help you forget as you dive back into this series (again and again).
With his mother healed and his father returned home in The Arctic Incident, Artemis Fowl II is going straight (whether he likes it or not)... but not until he pulls off one last trick, thanks to some fairy technology they snagged during their previous adventures.
But Artemis's plan soon goes off the rails when he is outsmarted not by Foaly or Holly but by a full grown human adult. After being outsmarted and having the fairy technology he stole now stolen from him, Artemis must enlist this help of his frenemies, which is where the novel really starts to pick up.
I don't care how old you are, how weak the dialogue may seem to be at times, or how outlandish the plots grow the older you get, I am hard pressed to outgrow these novels. While the dialogue may not be seem age appropriate for the adults, I eagerly eat up witty banter. And how could you not love Mulch Diggums? Even as Artemis starts to grow up and become a more responsible adult, we can't help but wait for him to break bad again. And as soon as you close the book cover closed, you can't help but want to gobble up the next adventure.