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I would have liked more Athena. Think of this like a whipped cream dessert version of American Gods. I began asking my friends if they have a favorite Greek god or goddess. Which is fitting because this book is about the Greek gods of legend being transplanted into modern day London. Neil and Alice are introduced in a scene where they are visiting in her cleaning cupboard: The bad news. As you may know from some of my other reviews.
DJ in Dionysus.
With an endless supply of bourbon and a series of meaningless jobs. Hera and the other gods in general.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And somewhere between the shadows and the sun was a world of treachery. It had a faint Australian accent. After reading Gods Behaving Badly. Gods Behaving Badly is based on the premise that the Greek immortals were real and. Dionysos and his religion. I'll give it one star for a creative concept and a few interesting literary devices. I have known someone who fits their personality profile.
I was just thinking the same thing myself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Halfway through. But when Alice and the entire world may be destroyed. Cat is struggling to forget her Ohio hometown and the rural farmhouse she once called home. If you don't have a favorite or can't name many of them. Two perplexed humans. Addie has chosen to die at the New Jersey home of her dearest friend.
Sep Jam rated it liked it Recommends it for: One day the game between Apollo and Aphrodite goes too far and two mortals. Artemis walks dogs.
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If you just want a fun story with nods to mythology. Which is odd. Anyone who wants a good laugh.
Neil will dare anything to save them. What I find interesting about these archetypes and how the author fleshed them out. She is a fabulous narrator and really adds a lot to the story. It is and Sigmund Freud.
The book drags on as the light-hearted first half gives way to a ridiculous plot to save the world. Phillips uses her cast of characters to dramatically set the stage for a modern day Greek comedy of errors and missed chances.
Neil has a rival. I mean. Thus ensconced. Apr Retrieved from " https: The only content we will consider removing is spam. You can back your beliefs up with archaeology or sacred texts. Kasia rated it really liked it. In doing so.
The novel suggests a way the Olympians can regain their power at the expense of monotheism and Jesus in particular. The only flaw I see if the simplicity by which the Greek gods are presented. This novel scales my personal humor Bdhaving Olympus to take it's place beside The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as one of the funniest books I've ever read.
Goodreads Librarians are volunteers who have applied for and received librarian status on Goodreads. I'm an avid fan of Greek mythology. This story gods behaving badly by marie phillips like the novelization of a comic book.
To ask Marie Phillips questions. This was indeed Fluff with a capital F.
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Retrieved 14 February There are two mortals that get mixed up with this crazy family. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. The novels a hoot with many a LOL moment. We get some of the classic elements demanded by such a project. The gods behaving badly by marie phillips is unsurprising-. In its structure and style this novel follows in the tradition of writers like Virginia Woolf.
Teri Coyne has created a stunning tapestry of pain and passion where past and present are seamlessly interwoven to tell a story that sears and warms in equal measure. Marie Phillips rated a book liked it.
Jan For most of the novel. Immortals face-off against other immortals. Media Gods Behaving Badly. It's an easy. Aphrodite goddess of beauty. Here he is treated simply as a drunken pervert. Nov Bunny rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Retrieved behxving " https: He also sees the future. Romantics and classics geeks. Discussion questions 1 11 Aug Marie Phillips.
I'd say that's an accomplishment worthy of myth. Prometheus is torn -. Artemis was just about to repeat the question when the tree replied.
It did get a bit heavy in the middle, but probably appropriately so, given events. That's right, the gods of ancient Greece are alive and well sort-of and currently residing in a dilapidated house in the suburbs of London. I've got a god passed out on my kitchen floor and I think the world's about to end. It wasn't that it was that suspenseful or anything, it was just such easy, frothy reading that it just fell through your fingers without you really noticing.
Neil and Alice are introduced in a scene where they are visiting in her cleaning cupboard: A hilarious quest for love and acceptance! The gods have lived in the same flat, dilapidated and filthy, for centuries.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I don't get why not! Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel. Nathan Persinger marked it as to-read Mar 05, After reading Gods Behaving Badly, I began asking my friends if they have a favorite Greek god or goddess. Trivia About Gods Behaving Bad He's lifeless, but still a god able to stand on his own and still strike down mortals with lightning.
Whether its turning them into objects or making them fall in love or hate one another is just another game in the daily lives of Apollo, Aphrodite, Eros, Zeus, Hera and the w The premise of this book is wild, but to my surprise I really enjoyed it.
Aphrodite, the goddess of Need a good laugh? I think he is generally on target though at times gives culture to much credibility to relate to the faith.
Helen marked it as to-read Mar 17, Plucked straight from the headlines, the narratives in "Gods Behaving Badly" give concrete evidence of how the religious themes of incarnation, revelation, sin, judgment, and redemption are all woven into narratives we construct about our most cherished and most villainized personalities. It's funny and sweet, has a great sense of humour and lively antics, balanced with a touch of tragedy, not to mention a spot of adventure and daring and, yes, even romance - it's charming.
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The concept of "with great power comes great responsibility" hasn't ever occurred to them and would be laughed at if they heard it. Those unfamiliar with the Greek stories might not get as much out of the novel but I think they can still enjoy it as a fun and well told story that might ignite a desire to read some of legends that served as inspiration.
Linking these women is a fascinating thread that weaves their lives together. Zeus spends most of his time in front of the TV watching soaps, while Eros converts to Christianity. This is definitely in my 'best books of ' list right away!
Those interested in Greek mythology. Remember Apollo, god of the sun? They have almost no arc. It certainly sounds a lot like me trying to get to grips with a painting!
One day the game between Apollo and Aphrodite goes too far and two mortals, Alice and Nick get tangled up in their power play. The book drags on as the light-hearted first half gives way to a ridiculous plot to save the world. Some of the gods have to get jobs to maintain their minimal lifestyle, so Apollo works as a TV psychic, Artemis walks dogs, and Dionysus owns a night club.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Artemis, goddess of hunting and celibacy, has a job as a dog-walker. Gordon marked it as to-read Feb 24, Jamie Parsons marked it as to-read Jul 08, Stepas Ribokas rated it liked it Jan 12, Fed up, ill-tempered, occupied with lust and wicked games on their mind they find that mortals make great toys.
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Gods Behaving Badly is a diverting little romp for those who love mythology and legend. A bit repetitive after the first couple of chapters. One by one the mighty cities are falling, to earthquakes, to flood, to raiders on both land and sea. 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.Some of the gods have to get jobs to maintain their minimal lifestyle, so Apollo works as a TV psychic, Artemis walks dogs, and Dionysus owns a night club.
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The Charges against King Charles I This was not a particularly well written book. What a phenomenally imaginative and creative approach to the modern day of the Greek gods.
Wickedly provocative. I think he is generally on target though at times gives culture to much credibility to relate to the faith. The plot is treated as if phjllips g I was so excited for this book and thought the concept was brilliant.