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Colfer, Eoin. ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT. London, England: Puffin/Viking Books, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second "Artemis Fowl" novel. One of the most sensational literary Series of the new century. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Artemis Fowl, now a very wealthy young boy/man, embarks on a quest for his missing father. Artemis Fowl is our twelve-year-old anti-hero (just as Harry Potter is our boy-hero), a pre-pubescent Ripley who is driven by the same deadly sin, greed, but who, in the course of the Series, gradually regains his moral compass (he gets progressively older with each new novel). The Series represents the realization of Eoin (pronounced "Owen") Colfer's brilliant twists on conventional genre narratives. "The Arctic Incident" picks up where the debut novel left off, and apart from its unmistakable twist to the James Bond-cum-John LeCarre genre novel, is Colfer's mesmerizing vision of a world in absolute disarray, as the Soviet Union collapses, Russia is effectively run by its Mafia, and Artemis Fowl is determined to learn what really happened to his father, whom he believes is being held hostage by the Mafia. Although Artemis is never fully described in any of the books, he comes across as an inscrutably handsome and attractive boy/man, cold, calculating, charismatic. He is also shown to be quite vulnerable and lonely, unmistakably recalling The Talented Mr. Ripley in all of the latter character's amorous amorality. The success of the Series with young readers has made Eoin Colfer one of the world's most popular writers. It has also alarmed politically correct teachers and parents. The film adaptation of the first novel, whose screenplay was written by Colfer, should alarm them even more, and will be released in 2008. A "must-have" title for Eoin Colfer collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Eoin Colfer. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and will probably never go out-of-print. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the true First Edition still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EOIN COLFER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670899631. $100.00

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