Gods Behaving Badly

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Vintage, 2008 - Goddesses, Greek - 277 pages

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 delapidated hovel in north London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. But 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 and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives, and turn the world literally upside down.

Gods Behaving Badly is that rare thing: a charming, funny, utterly original first novel that satisfies the head and the heart.

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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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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

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

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2008)

Marie Phillips was born in London in 1976. She studied anthropology and documentary making, and worked as a TV researcher for several years. More recently she has worked as an independent bookseller whilst writing Gods Behaving Badly.

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