Gods Behaving Badly

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Adı:
Gods Behaving Badly
Baskı tarihi:
2007
Sayfa sayısı:
293
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780316067621
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
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?
293 syf.
·20 günde·4/10
2/5 Stars (%35/100)

Gods Behaving Badly is about Greek gods (and goddesses) living in the modern world (London) while trying to survive since their powers are highly weakened and the people do not care about old gods anymore. This whole idea is really great but the execution is okay at best. I found myself bored most of the time because the characters are not as interesting as I expected especially the mortals (Alice and Neil). The dialogues between gods are mostly "cringey" and really simple in my opinion. They act and talk like teenagers and the whole book feels like a fan-fiction. I did not like the ending as well. I liked the idea because it reminded me of Gaiman's American Gods which is a brilliant book. In the end, I felt disappointed and found the book quite time-wasting since it is not a short book. Try it if you are interested and have time but don't expect much.
"I swear, on Styx, that I won't cause any unnecessary harm to mortals for the next years or until I get stronger again, whichever comes first."
"Yes" said Artemis. "And of the moon, and several other things. Artemis." She put a little emphasis on her name. It still hurt when mortal didn't know it.
"Modeling's boring," said Aphrodite. "'Stand here, stand there.' Phone sex is much more fun. And you wouldn't believe how much mortals are willing to pay for a spot of deep breathing and a fake-"

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Adı:
Gods Behaving Badly
Baskı tarihi:
2007
Sayfa sayısı:
293
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780316067621
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
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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