Gods Behaving Badly (book review)

A book review from The Movie Snob

Gods Behaving Badly, by Marie Phillips (2007). I remembered hearing some good things about this novel when it came out a couple of years ago, so when I had the chance I picked it up from one of those bargain booksellers. (I think it was Daedalus–fittingly enough for a book based on Greek mythology.) What if the ancient Greek gods and goddesses were real, and what if they were living in a crumbling old flat in modern-day London? In Phillips’s novel, Apollo has a cheesy psychic show on cable TV, his sister Artemis is a dog-walker, and Dionysus runs the hippest nightclub in the neighborhood. But the centuries are taking their toll on the deities, and they are getting the uneasy feeling they might not be so immortal after all. When Apollo falls in love with a mere mortal woman named Alice (with an assist from one of Eros’s arrows), an unlikely series of events threatens disaster for everyone. A cute premise and a breezy read.


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