Sunday, October 9, 2011

Artemis Fowl

So, on the topic of Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer again...

SPOILERS for books 1 through 3

I have two questions.

Question number one: If someone falls asleep after time has been stopped then they move with the natural pace of time and leave the time stop. This is how Artemis Fowl and his minions escaped. But what about Cudgeon? He gets knocked out by Commander Root. Shouldn't he have also disappeared? Yet it's something that doesn't get mentioned.

Question number two: All LEP equipment has a self destruct for in case they fall into human hands. I'm pretty sure that this is true throughout all of the books And yet the LEP stuff that Artemis gets ahold of in book one doesn't get destroyed, and he's able to play with it. In fact, the plot of book three revolves around the fact that Artemis has been playing with stolen LEP technology.

So was I wrong, and Foaly only adds the self destruct after meeting Artemis, or is there an inconsistency here?

Finding inconsistencies wouldn't be so much fun if I didn't love these books.

EDIT on 10/10/11: While listening to book three last night I discovered that Artemis Fowl had fiddled with the self destruct in the LEP technology he'd stolen, so there isn't any inconsistency there after all. :)

1 comment:

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