While this novel is easy to devour—short, snappy dialogue and
a magical mash-up of flashy side characters—it sometimes takes a second to pick
up on Artemis's vocabulary and weird speech patterns. He talks like a Bond
villain, if Bond villains also had to go to bed early on a school night. Don't
worry though, because Artemis's audience is supposed to feel like they're
missing something—he likes having the upper hand.