Friday, April 4, 2008

Book Review #37
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

A graphic novel version of the first book in the Artemis Fowl series.

I was highly disgusted with the illustrations in the book. Butler's neck was drawn out of proportion and was a revolting mass of flesh that only made me feel ill. Further more, the rest of the illustrations, the ones that I had crafted in my head when I had first read the book were NOTHING like the ones in this book. Everybody was crudely drawn and uglier then I could have imagined. Among the opening chapters was a page that I thought was highly inappropriate for Juvenille readers. I would not want my children reading a book with a shower scene that sexually portrayed a female elf with no clothes on, but a couple of carefully placed hands. I thought it was degrading to that character when she is supposed to be a very strong, self-assured staple to the storyline. This was an abominable book and one I would hate to see anyone else read.

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