Gods Behaving Badly

Gods Behaving Badly 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

  • Title: Gods Behaving Badly
  • Author: Marie Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780316067621
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 disturbingly, their powersBeing 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 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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    1. یه داستان واقعا خنده دار که تشکیل شده از خدایان یونانی به علاوه ی داستان های آبکی استرالیایی در قرن 21. ارزش ادبی بالایی نداره ولی واقعا خنده داره و به عنوان یه کتاب سبک و سرگرم کننده پیشنهاد میشه.

    2. After reading Gods Behaving Badly, I began asking my friends if they have a favorite Greek god or goddess. I was trying to determine my own level of geekiness. I suspect the average person today does not have a preference and may not even be able to name more than one or two of the gods. Fortunately for me, most of my friends can not only name several members of the Greek pantheon, but also were more than willing to enumerate the many reasons they prefer their favorite over all the others. Havin [...]

    3. This was indeed Fluff with a capital F. For most of the novel, the pages flipped over like the wind was turning them. It wasn't that it was that suspenseful or anything, it was just such easy, frothy reading that it just fell through your fingers without you really noticing. It did get a bit heavy in the middle, but probably appropriately so, given events. That was the only time it dragged a little.Essentially: Think of this like a whipped cream dessert version of American Gods. Same basic conce [...]

    4. The gods of Olympus are real, and they're just as spiteful, petty, and self-centered as myths depict. They live in a run-down London townhouse, and shy Alice is the unfortunate mortal they hire to clean the place. Neil wishes he could be more than a friend to Alice, but is too timid to ask her out. But when Alice and the entire world may be destroyed, Neil will dare anything to save them.Neil and Alice are introduced in a scene where they are visiting in her cleaning cupboard: "Suddenly Alice's [...]

    5. This novel opens with so much promise: the Greek gods living in modern London, bored and barely able to sustain themselves. We get some of the classic elements demanded by such a project- rogue love interests, fighting, revenge, jealousy. However the book fizzles at the helm of predictability, unlikable characters, and just plain poor writing. I did not come in with high expectations; I wanted an easy, enjoyable read. Readers definitely get the easy part, but any joy I got out of this novel was [...]

    6. "Gods Behaving Badly" had an awesome concept, an okay delivery, and a flat ending.I'm an avid fan of Greek mythology, and this book starts out with a lot of promise. Unfortunately, in reading the book, I felt as though the author had assembled all of the horses for the Kentucky Derby, then put them on the Indy 500 Speedway and said, "Okay, GO!" There just wasn't that much cohesion in the book, and no characters really stood out, which is such a huge shame, because we're talking about *gods* here [...]

    7. I have a serious hard-on for all things involving mythology. 1-17 - I am in love. And lust. And my nipples got a little hard.Sorry, all of Aphrodite's phone sex got me a little excited.This book is so clever, and so funny, and I'm insanely jealous that this is Marie Phillips' first book. As a lover of mythology, this books make me laugh entirely too hard. Alice and Neil were so adorable. I loved how meek and quiet the both of them were. The meek shall inherit the earth someday, but they saved it [...]

    8. Gods Behaving Badly is a diverting little romp for those who love mythology and legend. However, while enjoyable (and I did laugh out loud a few times--Eros is a born again Christian, how great is that?), the novelty of the inventive premise wears a little thin halfway through the book and culminates in a less than climactic ending. It's entertaining summer reading, but nothing too profound or world altering. However, sometimes that's the type of book that perfectly fits the bill.

    9. When I first started listening to this audiobook, I cringed just about every second because of the authors "He said, she said" style of writing. It probably wouldn't be so obvious if you were actually reading the written words, but listening to it is quite annoying. Fake example: "Hello, said Artemis." "Hi, said Apollo." "What are you up to, said Artemis?" "Not much, said Apollo." Okay - I think you should get the picture. It really became annoying for me but after about 4 hours of listening, it [...]

    10. This story reads like the novelization of a comic book. It's short on thoughtfulness and introspection and long on silly action/romance scenes. Marie Phillips does provide a funny take on what life would be like for the fading Olympians: slummy home in London, imbalanced relationships, lots of time spent plotting revenge. Some of the gods have to get jobs to maintain their minimal lifestyle, so Apollo works as a TV psychic, Artemis walks dogs, and Dionysus owns a night club. Zeus spends most of [...]

    11. Some school subjects enter your brain through the front door, find themselves a room and quickly prove themselves useful; cleaning out the cobwebs of mental inconsistency or forming dynamic, working friendships with academics from other fields. 'How did we ever get along without Algebra?' the denizens of my brain might have said during a particularly anthropomorphic moment 'he works so well with World History, Psychology and Creative Writing.'But Greek Mythology was one of those subjects (along [...]

    12. Read this ages ago, but it's been wiggling in my brain recently with a different mythology remake book. I loved this one. Only giving it a 4* because for the life of me, I can't remember the ending I figure it must've been somethin' not quite to my lurvin' *shrug* The Gods/esses were true to their ancient selves and the modern world take on their powers, personalities and interactions was awesome!

    13. Marie Phillips' Gods Behaving Badly is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. What would the ancient gods of Greece and Rome do in today's 21st Century world? Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, a phone sex operator; Apollo, the God of the Sun, a television psychic; Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and Chastity, a dog walker.The gods have weakened since their days on high at Mt. Olympus, and they are all crammed into a dilapidated home in London, getting on one another's nerves. The conflic [...]

    14. Well! This is definitely in my 'best books of 2016' list right away! What a phenomenally imaginative and creative approach to the modern day of the Greek gods - makes Rick Riordan look like an amateur. This is very, very funny - though not laugh out loud (I rarely do).And there is a bonus at the end! MP gives one of the best descriptions of the creative process that I have ever seen - and that is humorous too. It certainly sounds a lot like me trying to get to grips with a painting!

    15. Need a good laugh? Look no further, especially if you retained any of the Greek mythology you were taught in college. Author Marie Phillips has given us the gods of Olympus all over again and this time, you'll never again forget just who was the god of what.That's right, the gods of ancient Greece are alive and well (sort-of) and currently residing in a dilapidated house in the suburbs of London. That's right. London.The good news is that they've evolved with the times. Aphrodite, the goddess of [...]

    16. It's a setting that just full of possibilities: the Greek Gods of Olympus are still around and most of the principles are living in a rundown house in modern London. With characters like Apollo and Athena and Hermes, there's no end to complications and plot twists, right? Phillips does come up with jobs suitable of her cast - Aphrodite as a phone sex operator just makes perfect sense. And if Apollo and Aphrodite live in the same house, they probably would end up having sex with each other, consi [...]

    17. This book had a great concept, but the execution was disappointing. If your main premise is that a dozen of the ancient Greek gods are still alive and living in squalor in a dilapidated house in London, it seems that there should be more fun to be had than that provided by Marie Phillips in this effort. Enjoyable, but entirely forgettable, "Gods Behaving Badly" did not fulfil the promise suggested by its very clever underlying conceit.

    18. This was not a particularly well written book. There is a lot of "he said" and "she said" in the dialog. But in spite of that I was eminently entertained by the story. Gods living in modern day London. And the title pretty much said it all, these Gods do not behave themselves.

    19. I've always considered the Greek gods to be one of the earliest incarnations of the soap opera: the large, tight-knit and incestuous family full of backstabbing, trickery, deceit, love, lust, betrayal, vanity, bravery and chiselled jawlines. They're perfect for a piss-take, and in Gods Behaving Badly Phillips has done a marvellous job of sending them up - all while making you like them just a little bit.Acting on the premise that the Greek gods are still around, still making the sun shine and so [...]

    20. The novels a hoot with many a LOL moment. It's an easy, quick read, but has much to say about the human condition, the myth of monotheism and the politics of religion. The Olympians are presented as weak immortals living in slum-like conditions in modern London, actually as part of the masses who support and maintain the glittering façade masquerading as any 'great' city. The author has taken a simplistic approach giving these deities their most obvious attributes and using these as their perso [...]

    21. The premise of this book is wild, but to my surprise I really enjoyed it. Modern day London occupied by Greek Gods, bored by the uneventful trickling of time and their powers decaying, is place for their mischief. Fed up, ill-tempered, occupied with lust and wicked games on their mind they find that mortals make great toys. Whether its turning them into objects or making them fall in love or hate one another is just another game in the daily lives of Apollo, Aphrodite, Eros, Zeus, Hera and the w [...]

    22. A thoroughly adorable book, particularly if you're a Greek mythology geek like I am. Reminds one of a Shakespearean comedy or a pastoral romp, but with a slacker aesthetic thrown in. The principal characters, Alice, Artemis, Apollo, Neil, Hermes, Eros, Aphrodite, are all very nicely drawn and there are some genuine moments of pathos and poignancy mixed in with a great deal of screwball comedy and some genuinely substantial literary wit. I would have liked more Athena, Hera and the other gods in [...]

    23. I was so excited for this book and thought the concept was brilliant. I'm only writing a review to express how wildly different the reality is. From the start it seems like the author has no love of the subject matter. Within the first 30 pages the god's antics make no logical or emotional sense and are played off for random 'Christianity is better' vibes. The 'sexy scenes' I encountered ranged from dried out purple prose to 'I have naughty bits look' style abuse. The plot is treated as if the g [...]

    24. Trigger warnings: rape.Why I Recommend Bumping This Up On Your TBR There is a paragraph or page where Artemis describes her sexuality and it seems like she's describing asexuality; the other gods seem to be bisexual. The comedy plot was a lot of fun to read, even for someone like me who doesn't usually get sucked in by the plot. The writing style had a flow to it that made this fast-paced and engaging. You couldn't separate me from this book!

    25. Πάει πολύ καιρός από τότε που το διάβασα αλλά έχω ακόμα αυτή την αίσθηση των κομικοτραγικών καταστάσεων που με κάναν να γελάω καθώς το διάβαζα.Είναι σίγουρα ένα βιβλίο που με έκανε να δω κάπως διαφορετικά τους Θεούς του Ολύμπου. ;)

    26. Funny. Phillips has fun belittling their “areas of expertise” & the gods get their comeuppance as the world loses its belief.

    27. you win some, you lose some this was a random charity shop purchase and, although it was pretty amusing it wasn't the laugh-fest it promised to be the gods were arrogant, the mc was a pushover And it just felt like it tried a little bit too hard! there were good bits but unfortunately they didn't outweigh the not so good an average read that took me too long to get through

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