Observations of Eoin Colfer

Focus on a characters R/ship with mother albeit Stefan pg 60 (AF and his mums bi polar)
Kids with special skills or talents that can help others pg 56-57. (AFs advanced intelligence)
Key group of characters that join together to fight adversaries & who end up helping protagonist come to terms with or teach them s/thing
Cool inventions or futuristic gadgets used to protect or harm pgs 17, 31, 54, 57, 67, 68-6, 162
Settings can have direct relationship to type of characters: warehouse on Abracadabra St pg 58: they perform tricks & magic against the Parasites
Environments & settings often very visual to read about: pgs 58-59, 1, 14
Not afraid to kill of protagonist’s friends: ziplock dies early pg. 28
Comical similes usually from older authority figures in attempt to make them more intelligent: pg 26, 90
Characters seeking revenge for something, usually that relates to a family member; pg 64
Something environmental causes problems: pgs 67, 11
Uses concept of up and down, ground level & upper levels for where goodies & baddies inhabit: pg 68
Different classes of society, gangs, etc: pg 92
Incorporates languages, or code: pg.94
Adds a female character that’s tough, independent, reliant on her colleagues but noone else which attracts protagonist: pg 107 mona (cptn short in AF)
Shoot-outs and conflict/battle: pg 134
Particular weapon that causes temporary paralysis status: pg 137
Older female baddie heads up corporation that controls society: pg.145
Russian influences, from locations in arctic incident to Myishi corp in SN
Character developmt gradual but enough to keep pgs turning
Parasites draining pain from wounded people same concept as Cptn Short healing wounded in AF
Features plausible scientific detail that cld b real: pg 275

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