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Gods Behaving Badly; a novel
Author Marie Phillips
Country United States
Language English
Genre Humor, Fiction
Publisher Little Brown and Company
Publication date
December 2007
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 307
ISBN 978-0-316-06762-1
823'.92 -- dc22
LC Class PR6116.H49G63 2007

Gods Behaving Badly is a novel by the British author Marie Phillips. It was first published by Johnathan Cape in 2007. Set in the London, it tells the tale of the twelve gods of Mount Olympus living in a rundown flat as their powers wain. It has been selected for The Atlantic's 1Book140 Twitter book club's book of the month for August 2011.[1]

Plot[edit]

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?[2]

List of Gods[edit]

UK to US Terms Glossary[edit]

UK Term US Term Chapter
boiled sweet hard candy 6
candy floss cotton candy 11

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howe, Jeff. "Zeus Trounces Jeeves: 'Gods Behaving Badly' Is August's 1book140 Selection". Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Hachette Book Group. "Gods Behaving Badly: a novel Full Description". Hachette Book Group. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 


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