Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel
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... show more
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, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees-a favorite pastime of Apollo's-is sapping their vital reserves of strength.Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?
Publish date: 2007-12-10
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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I liked this book a lot! My full review is at http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2007/12/review-gods-behaving-badly-by-marie.html
An amazing thrilling book which I highly recommend!My first advice: bear with the first part of the book. Seriously, up until half of the book you are entertained but you don't really know where anything's going.Then BAM! Once you're halfway there it's literally a roller coaster ride and I promise y...
Yuck. I picked this up because it was on a recommended list somewhere, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why or by whom. There really is nothing redeeming about this book other than that it took absolutely no concentration and about 3 hours cover to cover. The premise lacks originality: ...
To be honest, this book deserves more of a 3.5 star rating, but I'm erring on the side of caution. There are many things I enjoyed about it, yet a couple of glaring technical issues that made me lower the rating just a tad.The things I liked:1) All of the Greek mythology. The author puts enough in...
This book was a lot of fun. I love reading about Greek and Roman mythology in modern settings, and in ancient times, but this book is about modern times.It's the August #1b140 Twitter book club selection, under the theme of "beach read". I'm so glad I participate in that, so that I found this. :-)