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Gods behaving badly : a novel
Marie Phillips
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Ted's Review said:
It’s really not often that you read a book that is completely different than anything you’ve read before. The idea of Greeks gods, living in a tenement, run-down house in modern-day London is a lot of fun. I love that they have adapted to modern life, yet have kept all of the attributes that make each god unique. But believe me, this ain’t like it was when you read mythology in 8th grade -- it’s a whole lot more fun. I really enjoyed reading this and recommend it highly. What a great concept for a book!
posted Feb 28, 2008 at 7:16AM
Avatar for Ryner Ryner said:
Gods are only as powerful as the number of mortals who believe in them. As expected then, in the beginning of the 21st century, Artemis, Apollo, Aphrodite and the rest of the Greek pantheon are weak as kittens. However, they continue to exist, sharing a flat in London, leading dissatisfying mundane lives and trying to devise a way to regain their lost power and influence. Enter two unwitting mortals, a cleaner and her would-be boyfriend, and the result is a hilarious and crazy adventure, complete with heroic deeds.

I was a little bit bothered that the mortals seemed never to have heard of Greek gods. A lot of time has passed, but we still recognize the names. That was the one disconnect for me. Otherwise, I was impressed with this entertaining debut novel.
posted Jul 7, 2008 at 9:16PM
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