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Gods Behaving Badly
Gods Behaving Badly
Author: Marie Phillips
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 mor...  more »
ISBN: 171064
Publication Date: 12/2008
Pages: 292
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Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I am a sucker for Greek/Roman mythology, especially stories that re-invent the gods and goddesses in any way (see Percy Jackson series).

This story takes the gods and goddesses and moves them to modern day London. They are all living in a run down flat and they are all slowly losing their powers. One day, Artemis, hires Alice to clean the flat. Alice is caught in the middle of a prank war between Apollo and Aphrodite and now the entire world needs saving.

Very cleverly written "hero" story with a not entirely surprising ending. However, like most fiction, the journey makes it all worthwhile.
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I loved this! A very clever melding of ancient Olympic gods thrown into modern-day London. Lots of wit and British-y humor, as well as irreverent sex scenes and use of vulgarities (if you don't like sex and cussing, don't get this book). Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is a phone sex worker. Ares, God of War, complains he can never go on vacation because "every place I go turns into a war zone" and he is "trying to start a land war in Asia". Add in a pair of nerdy mortals who love Scrabble, and it all adds up to a quick, fun summer read. Highly recommended.