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Gods Behaving Badly de Marie Phillips
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Gods Behaving Badly (2007 original; edició 2007)

de Marie Phillips

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The Greek gods inadvertently wreak havoc on the mortal world in this hilarious debut novel set in modern-day London. Being immortal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Life's hard for a Greek god in the 21st century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn't respect you, and you're stuck in a dilapidated hovel in North London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. For Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there's no way out ... Until a meek cleaning lady and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives (an arrival orchestrated by a reluctant Eros, god of love) and turn the world literally upside down.… (més)
Membre:rossgilfillan
Títol:Gods Behaving Badly
Autors:Marie Phillips
Informació:Jonathan Cape (2007), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 288 pages
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Gods Behaving Badly de Marie Phillips (2007)

  1. 32
    The Eyre Affair de Jasper Fforde (Betinna)
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    Deus Ex Machina: a Divine Comedy de Maria Aragon (Usuari anònim)
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    Not the End of the World de Kate Atkinson (Ciruelo)
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    Summon the Keeper de Tanya Huff (infiniteletters)
    infiniteletters: One section of Summon the Keeper matches Gods Behaving Badly.
  5. 00
    Els infinits de John Banville (GCPLreader)
    GCPLreader: Hermes and Zeus intervene in this more intellectual novel
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    Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings de Christopher Moore (Staramber)
    Staramber: A bit more surreal but the same pace and sense of the absurd.
  7. 00
    Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch de Terry Pratchett (Betinna)
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    The Sugar Frosted Nutsack de Mark Leyner (TomWaitsTables)
  9. 12
    American Gods de Neil Gaiman (andejons)
    andejons: Both are about ancient gods trying to make do in the modern world, living quite undignified lives and longing for something better. Phillip's book is more lighthearted, but also more coherent.
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Gods Behaving Badly is set in some alternate universe where the Greek gods and goddesses are real, and have survived into the 21st century. Many parts of it (excluding the raunchy bits, which I'll get to later) read just like What in God's Name only with more gods. So if you liked that book, you might like this one. You'll also have to like Greek Mythology.

Well. This book stays really true to the mythology, including the really raunchy parts. Cause this books was really raunchy. So if tons and tons of sex bothers you, you might wanna stay away from this book. Most of the sex is at the beginning, so once you get past it, it's really good, and funny.

There is just one thing. It takes the entire book and a sudden realization for the gods and goddesses to realize that they lost their power because no one believes in them. That was frustrating, because I always just assumed as much. If they're supposed to be gods, how could they be so dense?

Other than that one spoiler-y issue and all the raunchiness, it was really fun to read. ( )
  astronomist | Oct 3, 2021 |
Overall, I found this a little disappointing. I listened to the audiobook version from Audible. I bought this originally WAY back in the day when credits were "use 'em or lose 'em," which used to mean that due to looming expiration dates and a much more limited selection, sometimes I just had to pick something. I'd started it before but lost interest pretty quickly, and didn't think of it again until recently, when I saw there was a movie version coming. Looks like the movie will be using the title and the overall concept, but I won't be surprised if that's about all they have in common. I already know they moved the locale from London to New York, and it looks like the main character's name is Kate instead of Alice. The cast looks pretty strong so I'll be interested to see how it turns out.

As far as the book is concerned though, it's an interesting idea that isn't that interesting a story overall. I can say that based on what I recall of Greek myths, the author did seem to keep to their "true natures," which I liked. If you like myths & need a light read, definitely check it out. ( )
  jlweiss | Apr 23, 2021 |
Phillip's novel concept isn't exactly new (I've read at least a half dozen books which place the ancient gods and goddesses in modern times), but her story is still entertaining. My only real complaint is that the only deities who we really get to know are Artemis, Apollo, and Aphrodite. Why Zeus is locked in an attic is never sufficiently explained, and Ares and Artemis (two of my favourites) are nothing more than characatures, so some development (or simply more novels featuring different gods and goddesses) would be nice. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
A little slight, but fun. ( )
  AldusManutius | Jul 5, 2020 |
Holy Mother of Gods. . .
This book came across my feed and I thought, hell why not I'm tired of sequels and series, let me just read a single story. This setting of the Olympian Gods ser in modern day England, is not only funny as all get out, it's dark, twisted and completely entertaining WARNING, THIS IS NOT A RETELLING OF MYTHOLOGY , and quite adult ( )
  MrNattania72 | Mar 17, 2020 |
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The Greek gods inadvertently wreak havoc on the mortal world in this hilarious debut novel set in modern-day London. Being immortal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Life's hard for a Greek god in the 21st century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn't respect you, and you're stuck in a dilapidated hovel in North London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. For Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there's no way out ... Until a meek cleaning lady and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives (an arrival orchestrated by a reluctant Eros, god of love) and turn the world literally upside down.

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