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Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times best-selling authorof the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series as well as Airman; Half MoonInvestigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books;The Wish List; Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He was born inWexford on the southeast... show more

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times best-selling authorof the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series as well as Airman; Half MoonInvestigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books;The Wish List; Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He was born inWexford on the southeast coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his fourbrothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher,historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He firstdeveloped an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school withgripping Viking stories inspired by history that he was learning inschool at the time. Eoin got his degree from Dublin University and qualified as a primaryschool teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and heand his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in SaudiArabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was publishedin 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since beentranslated into many languages; a sequel followed in 1999. In 2001, thefirst Artemis Fowl book was published worldwide to much success -shortly thereafter he left teaching to concentrate fully on his writing.To this day, Eoin has written 6 Artemis Fowl books which have sold over12 million copies worldwide.
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Birth date: May 14, 1965
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Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 7 months ago
I really enjoyed this book and I absolutely adore Eoin Colfer BUT let me backtrack a bit. When I originally asked to review this book it was a simpler time. This was pre-pandemic and before all of the other ordeals we have found ourselves facing within the span of 2 seasons INCLUDING (but not limite...
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it 10 months ago
At the beginning the amount of bad wise-cracks is overwhelming, but when some semblance of lot starts atters improve. I'm not sure Colfer's absurdism is really the greatest match with noirish crime fiction, though. Works better with smart-alec centaurs, teenaged criminal masterminds and fairies out ...
XOX
XOX rated it 10 months ago
Artemis is 12 yr old and want to kidnap a fairy for ransom. Holly is a fairy, equip with powered-wings for patrol. There are mud people (humans) who live in the above world. It is just by chance that Holly met Artemis and was captured for ransom. Artemis want fairy gold to re-start the family ...
BuckeyeAngel
BuckeyeAngel rated it 12 months ago
In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs—now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once-magnificent fire breather has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Ab...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 1 year ago
He knows where I live. And Momma, too. Squib was marked and he knew it. I gotta sort this out, he thought. I gotta get out from under that dragon. Which is not a problem most people have to solve in their lifetimes. In general, most folk who get to meet a dragon only get to think about it that...
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