Artemis… foul?

March 14, 2008 at 1:06 am (Book reviews) (, , , )

I recently became part of our local library’s home school book club. It was actually just started, so we have a long way to go. I think that I’ll do a review on here of every book that we read. We’ll see.

The book that was chosen for this month was one with which I was unfamiliar: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I would rate the book 0. It was not worth anyone’s time, and I’ll state my reasons below. [Note: I did not read the whole book due to what the librarians call, “Moral objections”]

Reason #1: Artemis Fowl, the main character, is a criminal.

   Why this is wrong: Ephesians 5:11 ~And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Reason #2: The witch

   Why this is wrong: Leviticus 19:13 ~Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

Reason #3: Evolution

   Why this is wrong: Genesis 1 or John 1:1 ~All things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made.

Reason #4: Swearing

   Why this is wrong: Ephesians 4:29 ~Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Summing it all up: Philippians 4:8 ~Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report;… think on these things.

I realize that these references are by no means the only ones that would apply to these problems, but they were the first ones that came to my mind. I also did not address all of the problems that I discovered. There was drunkenness, lying/deceit, crude humor, and some environmentalist ideas that were getting frustrating. All of this in less than half of the book! I’m actually ashamed that I stayed with it so long, but now I know better. Thankfully our selection for this month is Dr. Dolittle. 😀

[Another quick note: I’ve been asked why I read the Chronicles of Narnia if I won’t have anything to do with Harry Potter or other such things. The reason is that there is a major distinction between the good and the bad, and the bad loses. In books such as Artemis Fowl, there is no good side. Also, the Chronicles of Narnia are allegories, and I am constantly reminded of Christ by reading them. No such thing with Artemis or Harry. Is that a good explanation?]


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