Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Dec 10, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

I had definitely read this before as it turns out but not as audiobook so it was still a new experience. Yay! It was a fun read and I laughed a lot. Loved Neil and Alice and pretty much all the greek gods except for Apollo. Maybe I'll read it again in a few years. Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I liked it. The Gods are at the end of there of powers. They are living in world where they can't even get a job - Zeus is a somewhat powerful dementia old man, Aphrodite is A backstabbing phone sex ... Read full review

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Marie Phillips was born in London in 1976. She studied anthropology at Cambridge University 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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