To begin with, Artemis Fowl is hardly a match for Harry Potter. Artemis is a twelve year old boy, and thatīs where similarities end.
Colfer has done some really hard work designing an extraordinary character, a boy who is a criminal genius, outwits everybody in the real and fairy world and has his faithful servant Butler ever at his side. The trouble is, the reader doesnīt really get interested in the story. Itīs overloaded with tricks and gadgetry and monstrous fantasy creatures. But they are all somewhat lifeless, you feel the authorīs endeavours to write something new and stunning; and he became so involved in this task, that he forgot to develop a good plot with convincing personnel.