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However, what I can say is the story in "Gods Behaving Badly" is hideous at times, yet humorous and naughty, and certainly gives a satirical look
at the Greek gods. Jamie Parsons marked it as to-read Jul 08, To ask other readers questions about Gods Behaving Badly , please sign up. 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. Oh, for
the record, my favorite of the gods has always been Hermes. View all 7 comments. 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 whole gang. Is this section a
commentary on the lives we continue to lead now, watching television, zoning out, and withdrawing into ourselves away from society. It really
became annoying for me but after about 4 hours of listening, it 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. There was one thing that happened at the very beginning that actually set everything else
in the story in motion and that one thing was never brought up again at the end. 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. Robert Reed marked it as to-read Mar 26, Wickedly provocative, hilarious and shocking by turns, it is a
revelatory piece of storytelling. Actually, I was just thinking the same thing myself. View all 19 comments. Recommended for a sunny Sunday
afternoon. But a sudden call from an old neighbor forces Cat to return to the home and family she never intended to see again. This was not a
particularly well written book. Copies at the library 3 13 Jul 24, Did anyone else have a similar experience? Yet fun because of it. Struck by a love
arrow from Eros, Apollo falls madly in love with Alice and her male friends is not very happy about that. And all the petty plotting fuels real human
feeling when the author writes the manipulated mortals with skill and compassion. View all 5 comments. Artemis was just about to repeat the
question when the tree replied. It did get a bit heavy in the middle, but probably appropriately so, given events. 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. I've got a god passed out on my kitchen
floor and I think the world's about to end. 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. Neil and Alice are introduced in a scene where they are visiting in her cleaning cupboard: A
hilarious quest for love and acceptance! The gods have lived in the same flat, dilapidated and filthy, for centuries. To see what your friends thought
of this book, please sign up. Rachel Adrianna rated it liked it Dec 29, Can anyone recommend another book that's similar to Gods Behaving
Badly? I don't get why not!

Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel.


Nathan Persinger marked it as to-read Mar 05, After reading Gods Behaving Badly, I began asking my friends if they have a favorite Greek god
or goddess. Trivia About Gods Behaving Bad He's lifeless, but still a god able to stand on his own and still strike down mortals with lightning.
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 The premise of this book is wild, but to my surprise I really enjoyed it. Aphrodite, the goddess of Need a good laugh?
I think he is generally on target though at times gives culture to much credibility to relate to the faith. Helen marked it as to-read Mar 17, Plucked
straight from the headlines, the narratives in "Gods Behaving Badly" give concrete evidence of how the religious themes of incarnation, revelation,
sin, judgment, and redemption are all woven into narratives we construct about our most cherished and most villainized personalities. 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. It's funny and sweet, has a great sense of humour and
lively antics, balanced with a touch of tragedy, not to mention a spot of adventure and daring and, yes, even romance - it's charming. Goodreads
helps you keep track of books you want to read. The concept of "with great power comes great responsibility" hasn't ever occurred to them and
would be laughed at if they heard it. Those unfamiliar with the Greek stories might not get as much out of the novel but I think they can still enjoy it
as a fun and well told story that might ignite a desire to read some of legends that served as inspiration. Linking these women is a fascinating thread
that weaves their lives together. Zeus spends most of his time in front of the TV watching soaps, while Eros converts to Christianity. This is
definitely in my 'best books of ' list right away! Those interested in Greek mythology. Remember Apollo, god of the sun? They have almost no arc.
It certainly sounds a lot like me trying to get to grips with a painting! One day the game between Apollo and Aphrodite goes too far and two
mortals, Alice and Nick get tangled up in their power play. The book drags on as the light-hearted first half gives way to a ridiculous plot to save
the world. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Artemis, goddess of hunting and celibacy, has a job as a dog-walker. Gordon
marked it as to-read Feb 24, Jamie Parsons marked it as to-read Jul 08, Stepas Ribokas rated it liked it Jan 12, Fed up, ill-tempered, occupied
with lust and wicked games on their mind they find that mortals make great toys. Gods Behaving Badly is a diverting little romp for those who love
mythology and legend. A bit repetitive after the first couple of chapters. One by one the mighty cities are falling, to earthquakes, to flood, to raiders
on both land and sea. 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. Taut, gripping, and edgy, The Last Bridge is an intense novel of family secrets, darkest impulses, and deep-
seated love. Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
I highly recommend this novel for any fan of Greek mythology. Feb 27, Djrmel rated it it was ok Shelves: Shut the fuck up, you stupid, uptight,
don't drink, don't smoke, don't gods behaving badly online book, don't do anything that might almost be interpreted as fun, sanctimonious little
fucking virgin. Eros, the god of love, has converted to Christianity, while Dionysus, the god of wine, runs a hip nightclub and contributes to all sorts
of societal degeneration. Baseball, Coca-Cola and rock and roll are not religions, yet they seem to take on the appearance of religion and as such
develop strange forms that in themselves question how religion might be understood. I should have read this edition, instead of this one the former
is much more appealing, representing Apollo and Aphrodite. 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. This novel opens with bshaving much promise: Gods behaving badly online book gods
have weakened since their days on high at Mt. The Night Life of the Gods, the madcap story of a scientist who instigates a nocturnal spree with the
Greek gods, is arguably his most sparkling comedic achievement. If you just want a fun story with nods to mythology, you might enjoy this book. If
you're after a light, fun and quick read, a beach read perhaps, this would fit the bill. Halfway through, the book becomes a classic fantasy
adventure story, descending into the underworld for a rescue mission and a test of heroism. The bad bzdly, though, is that their power is fading fast
and they need to find a way to avoid dying off all together. Need a good laugh? Jordan Paxston rated it it was ok Nov 14, From Gods behaving
badly online book bottom "bouncing like two hard-boiled eggs dancing a tango" page 89 to her description of Neil as a teenager, "an ugly,
spotty, skinny-arsed spoddy minger" page This was wonderful fun, and just the kind of book I needed: Having a favorite may make me onlinr
geek, but at least I'm not glds much geekier than most of my friends. Didn't really buy his thesis or his evidence. The Greek gods are stuck in gods
behaving badly online book increasingly run-down house in Primrose Hill, while their powers get weaker. The ending is predictable, but still
satisfying and applicable to any and all religions: Marie Phillips does provide a funny take on what life would be like for the fading Olympians: The
punchline is unsurprising-- power is linked to belief!