Friday, May 8, 2009

Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips

gods behaving badly
marie phillips
c. 2007
292 pages
completed 5/4/2009

read for: TBR challenge

*may contain spoilers*

All the Greek gods, at least those who are not bound to a certain place (like Hades, Persephone, and Poseidon), are currently living together in a run down house in London. Apollo, god of the sun, is a TV psychic; Artemis, goddess of hunting and chastity, is a professional dog walker; Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, is a phone sex operator; etc. After years of living together and their powers slowly waning, a fight between Apollo and Aphrodite escalates until the Earth is almost destroyed. With the help of Artemis and Hermes, two average Londoners must brave the underworld to become the Hero's from the ancient stories and save the world.

To be honest, I was disappointed in this book. I'd heard a lot of good things about it, that it was so fresh and funny, and it didn't quite live up to expectations. I did think parts of it were funny, but some things just fell flat for me. Most of the characters were pretty unlikeable, including Alice and Neil the two humans. I just never quite got into it. Oh well.



Lezlie said...

It's such a bummer when that happens.


Veronica said...

I know. It's hard not to feel bummed when you realize something you thought was cool actually just got too much hype. Oh well.