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Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel
     

Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel

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by Marie Phillips
 

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Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse-and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ.

Even more disturbingly,

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Gods Behaving Badly 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a pleasant read. The beginning knocks you about a bit and lets you know right away what kind of book you're dealing with, and that is in-your-face, pull-no-punches kind of writing. It is fun to watch the characters develop, both the unknown romantic ingenues (of sorts), and the well-known gods, who are well-developed and altered to fit into today's world with their ancient attributes and charms. The story takes a while to get going, but it does keep one guessing as to what the final outcome could possibly be...will Zeus be released again, will Apollo and Aphrodite make up, will the gods die out? These are potentially big questions that are treated to a kind of Showtime/Cinemax answer. It's fun, it's light-hearted, and it's one that I'll more than likely regift to a non-relative at some point.
DeePee More than 1 year ago
This should have been a cute, funny, interesting read, a fish-out-of-water story about bored and impish gods. Instead it was tedious and boring, and I couldn't get into any of the characters. It went from boring to downright silly, and the outcome was less than satisfying. I would not recommend it to anybody, and gave it to the trashman as soon as I finished it. I kept hoping it would improve, but it didn't. A clever idea that never came off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite its surface similarity to Neil Gaiman's ''American Gods,'' the two books couldn't be more different. ''Gods Behaving Badly'' takes that basic concept -- pagan gods of old forced to live and take jobs among us mortals -- but puts a ''Four Weddings and a Funeral'' kind of spin on it. This is a character-centered romantic comedy, and it's very good at what it does. The gods are as shallow, petty, and self-centered as ever, and the mortals they interact with -- Alice and Neil -- while not terribly well-rounded, adequately fill the roles of 'mortal who enrages the gods' and 'reluctant hero' respectively. Marie Phillips has crafted a light, amusing read, and I hope there will be more to come from her.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Awesome and sexy story
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You will giggle and say things like "That is SO whatAphrodite would do!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it but i never pictured apollo that way before
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This was a great book! I loved it so much! I want to give a seven star if I could,espessialy because I love to read something that has greek mythology in it.
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Jessica Creason More than 1 year ago
i thought it was a great book. not too long and a little funny
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