Well.. i don't know how many of you have tried kinokuniya's online shopping and delivery service. So far.. i would say that it's pretty good. Well.. at least from my experience... the books have yet to be delivered.. but am pretty glad that it's on the way.
Discovered that the new Artemis Fowl book is in their warehouse so decided to place an order for it, knowing very well that even if i popped down to the store in town, the books aren't going to be there yet (from my previous experience with Septimus Heap). I was actually hoping that i would get the books by the next working day, but no such luck due to the cut off time of the orders. The staff from the store will also call and confirm the orders if you put a note to request for it. As previously mentioned, they provide free delivery for purchases above $50.. so i took the opportunity to get The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, Book 4) by Eoin Colfer, Sahara : A Dirk Pitt Adventure (Paperback) by Clive Cussler (despite of the reviews, i thoroughly enjoyed the movie... pure action with a bit of treasure hunting like Indiana Jones movies. i felt that it was even better than National Treasure. I supposed that to an extent and hopes that Da Vinci Code would be better) and Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Even though magazines aren't offered their online shopping site, i even got them to throw in the latest Instyle magazine too.. how about that?? Ain't that great? I don't even need to go out at all. Oh.. but the bad thing is that i can't browse in the store... and see what is new and exciting!!!
i've been eagerly awaiting for the next Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception... and the plot is like so unbelievable and so thrilling. Ok... i'm a bit ks.. so i did go to www.eoincolfer.com and read an excerpt from the book. You can do so too...
For those who aren't familiar with Artemis Fowl... here's a zipped summary. Artemis Fowl is a young human boy with genius mind. He discovers that there are is a whole hidden world of magical folks out there, fairies, pixies and elves. First he tried to kidnap one (Holly Short) for ransom (after all, the gold at the end of the rainbow is true), however, he was foiled. In the second book, his help was needed to curb a goblin uprising in the fairy community and together with Holly Short, he managed to bargain for fairy help to save his father and defeat the uprising. In the third book, Artemis tries to sell fairy technology to other humans, however, he was ambushed, got his trusted bodyguard killed, so he needed Holly Short's help. In return, he had to retrieve the fairy technology and got his mind wiped of all memories of fairy folk at the end of the book.
Which brings us right up to the Opal Deception, Opal Koboi was the leader of the uprising and she had been plotting for the downfall of those who foiled her plans, mainly Artemis Fowl and Holly Short and create havoc in the fairy community. This time, it's Holly who need Artemis' help. However, how will Artemis Fowl (having reverted to the scheming, money-mind person from the first book) help Holly, and having no memories of the fairies at all?
i always wondered how this series can maintain its appeal. Looks like there's more to come. With all the thrills and spills... i can't wait to find out how the latest adventure will turn out.
ok.. just realised that this posting is crap.. but what the heck.... too lazy to re-write...