But for Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there's no way out....Until a meek cleaner and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives and turn the world literally upside down.
©2007 Marie Phillips; (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd
"Witty and entertaining, Gods Behaving Badly is an auspicious debut that outrageously libels the classical pantheon." (Financial Times)
I am only part way through this book, but felt that it was enough to write a review.
From the short summary of the book it sounded great, witty, cheeky and bad. I felt the book could have been better. The narrator gives the Gods a sarcastic, superior, smug voice you would expect from any God. The book is in need of this and it is not a criticism. The love story is passable but the book on the whole leaves you flat.
Perhaps I will change my mind. Watch this space.
I havn't actually listened to the audio version of this so i cannot comment on that aspect.
I have however read the book and i loved it! I thought it was brilliantly written and hilariously funny with a very witty storyline! It has got alot of sexual references so if your easily offended by that sort of thing then it probably isn't for you but overall a great read - or listen :D
I bought this principally on the strength of having previously listened to the wonderful "Penguins Stopped Play" read by the same narrator. Not a very scientific choice you might reasonably say but both were comic books and both were generally very well reviewed.
I lived to regret the decision and the waste of several hours that I will never get back. The story line is hackneyed, the dialogue puerile and the ending utterly predictable.
If you would like a funny book involving Gods and humans then I would suggest "Anansi Boys" read by the inestimable Lenny Henry. Alternatively if you are looking for whimsy then there is a brilliant full cast audio version of "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" floating around. For farce and some scathing social commentary you could do a lot worse than one of Marina Lewycka's books or, if you are not troubled by laughing in public, the aforementioned "Penguins Stopped Play" - the funniest and saddest book I have come across since Catch 22. Whatever else you do, don't waste a credit on this nonsense!
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