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Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel (original 2007; edição 2007)

por Marie Phillips

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Fantasy. Fiction. Mythology. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:Being immortal is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve Greek gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London town house??and are none too happy about it. Even more disturbing, their powers are waning.

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 cleaner, Alice, and her would-be boyfriend, Neil, turn their world literally upside down. When what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills, Alice and Neil are caught in the cross fire, and they 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?

GODS BEHAVING BADLY is that rare thing: a charming, funny, utterly original first novel that satisfies the head an
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Título:Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel
Autores:Marie Phillips
Informação:Little, Brown and Company (2007), Hardcover, 304 pages
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Gods Behaving Badly por Marie Phillips (2007)

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    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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In this -- what, urban fantasy? (I suppose it could qualify as that -- supernatural beings roaming among us, doing supernatural things) members of the Greek pantheon live in a decrepit townhouse in London and while away the years as eternity drags on. They do humany things (host television shows, act as sex workers) and goddy things (create wars, escort souls to the underworld), and sometimes those things get a bit tangled up, such as when Aphrodite gets pissed off at Apollo and asks Eros to make him fall in love with a random mortal. Alice, the hapless girl, ends up being the catalyst for both the end of the world and the resurgence of the gods. This is a clever narrative, using a modern plotline and setting to tell a fairly classic Greek epic story, and having fun doing it, while also reminding us that all stories are pretty much drawn from the same set of tropes after all, aren't they. ( )
  karenchase | Jun 14, 2023 |

Very creative book. What if the Greek gods lived in modern times? Think it was more fun to imagine Artemis the dog walker, Aphrodite the pone sex operator, And Apollo a Z-list celebrity more than the story itself. ( )
  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
I was anticipating great fun with this book, and it did not disappoint. I'll admit all the parts with Aphrodite were almost too raunchy for me at the beginning, but I'm glad I kept reading.

What an entertaining premise! The Greek gods of Olympus are all living together in a rundown, cramped, poorly maintained flat in London, and they are none too happy about it. Although they are still immortal, their powers have weakened considerably, and they find themselves caught up in petty squabbles. When Aphrodite and Apollo have an argument that escalates, it catches two mortals in the middle of it: Alice, a sweet but mousy cleaner, and her would-be boyfriend Neil, a sweet but mousy engineer.

When Alice and Neil find themselves in a position to help save humankind, they discover that power and influence have nothing to do with being immortal and everything to do with being flawed humans. ( )
  niaomiya | Jan 13, 2022 |
Quirky novel about Greek and Roman gods sharing a house in modern London. Weird concept but somehow the humour works. ( )
  ElizabethCromb | Dec 6, 2021 |
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 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. Mythology. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:Being immortal is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve Greek gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London town house??and are none too happy about it. Even more disturbing, their powers are waning.

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 cleaner, Alice, and her would-be boyfriend, Neil, turn their world literally upside down. When what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills, Alice and Neil are caught in the cross fire, and they 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?

GODS BEHAVING BADLY is that rare thing: a charming, funny, utterly original first novel that satisfies the head an

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