Gods behaving badly

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Jonathan Cape, 2007 - Fiction - 277 pages
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?

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User Review  - quondame - LibraryThing

This is a fun romp with momentary jewels, but nothing with a lot of carats. And nerds in love just aren't all that charming, nor is Alice's unrelenting niceness anything other than annoying artifice. Read full review

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I am pleased to report that Gods Behaving Badly is a delightful read. It is a very funny and original book. The Olympians are alive and living in London in a decrepit house. However, since no one ... Read full review

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Marie Phillips was born in London in 1976. She studied anthropology at CambridgeUniversity and worked as a researcher at the BBC. More recently she worked as an independent bookseller while writing Gods Behaving Badly.

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