Search Results: "Eoin Colfer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A ghoulish thriller: melodramatic and tongue-in-cheek, sometimes both at once. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Colfer opens a new series that promises to be every bit as brisk and violent as Artemis Fowl—this one featuring travelers using steampunk-style time machines for (usually) evil purposes. Read full book review >

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HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS by Eoin Colfer
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A sub-theme of 'information is power' is cleverly embedded in the fast-paced romp, while the ending leaves a trail for future investigations. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Combine Sam Spade's manner, Encyclopedia Brown's curiosity and Columbo's deductive tenacity—that's Fletcher Moon, kid crime-solver. Read full book review >

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PLUGGED by Eoin Colfer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Others will find the goings-on funny enough to forgive anything."
Colfer's adult crime-fiction debut—after his bestselling Artemis Fowl YA series—introduces a big, brash, bawdy, balding anti-hero. Read full book review >

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THE HANGMAN'S REVOLUTION by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A grand yarn told with a wink and kitted out with high stakes and broadly drawn characters for maximum fun. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Undoing the catastrophically altered present wrought in The Reluctant Assassin (2013) requires further immersion (not just figuratively) in Victorian London's noxious stews for teenage, time-traveling special agent Chevron Savano. Read full book review >

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AIRMAN by Eoin Colfer
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Laced with explosions and sudden violence, well-stocked with ugly customers and replete with cliffhangers, this high-flying page-turner will keep readers riveted to their seats from opening gunshot to final sword thrust. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Set at the end of the 19th century, this savage, enthralling melodrama pits a young would-be aviator against a high official so fiendishly clever and evil that his name—Bonvilain—seems a drastic understatement. Read full book review >

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THE WISH LIST by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A lightweight and moving chuckler. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused teen and a bitter old man find affection and redemption in this heartwarming . . . slapstick comedy? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"An exhilarating Celtic caper that stands very nicely indeed on its own merits. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this sequel to Artemis Fowl (2001), the intellectual brilliance and total lack of scruples of the eponymous hero have enabled him to use his father's criminal empire to accumulate a vast fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST GUARDIAN by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A fitting end to a brilliantly conceived and developed series. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In his eighth, greatest and (billed as) final exploit, Artemis Fowl finally puts paid to archnemesis Opal Koboi while also saving humanity from extinction, but at a steep price. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINARY FRED by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Not the solidest piece in the looking-for-a-friend genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginary person has needs of his own. Read full book review >

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THE GAUNTLET by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Ideal for readers who are breathlessly awaiting the next film in the Marvel superhero franchise. (Adventure. 8-13)"
With no time to assemble the Avengers, Iron Man must save the world solo in this fast-paced adventure novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCREWED by Eoin Colfer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2013

"Colfer's work is entertaining and expertly judged. His terse, muscular prose makes even a car chase seem like a new idea, and his McEvoy is a durable raconteur."
This comic thriller sends a hard-luck New Jersey club owner tumbling through a mad, mad world of assorted nuts. Read full book review >