Dura la vita per le antiche divinità nel XXI secolo: nessuno crede più in loro, si sono ridotte a vivere stipate in uno sgangherato condominio di North London, dove manca spesso l'acqua calda.
E che dire del mestiere che sono necessariamente costrette a svolgere per campare? Artemide, la dea della caccia, ora fa la dog sitter, mentre la splendida Afrodite, dea dell'amore, lavora per una chat line erotica e Dioniso gestisce un locale. E lo splendido Apollo, il fiammeggiante dio del Sole? Cerca la fama, senza successo, in televisione, e per vincere la noia va in giro a fare dispetti alle mortali. A un certo punto, però, nella loro vita triste e abbrutita entrano la sfortunata cameriera di Artemide e il suo fidanzato. Il registro del racconto da comico si fa romantico, e viene ripresentato in chiave moderna l'intramontabile mito di Orfeo ed Euridice, anche se l'oltretomba si trova sotto la stazione della metropolitana di Londra. Dicono del libro "Un romanzo davvero originale? Una storia che affascina e diverte..." The Times "Un esordio entusiasmante e di grande qualità." The Daily Mail
- ISBN: 8860880807
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 295
After reading Gods Behaving Badly, I began asking my friends if they have a favorite Greek god or goddess. I was trying to determine my own level of geekiness. I suspect the average person today does not have a preference and may not even be able to name more than one or two of the gods. Fortunately Leggi tutto
This was indeed Fluff with a capital F. For most of the novel, the pages flipped over like the wind was turning them. It wasn't that it was that suspenseful or anything, it was just such easy, frothy reading that it just fell through your fingers without you really noticing. It did get a bit heavy i Leggi tutto
The gods of Olympus are real, and they're just as spiteful, petty, and self-centered as myths depict. They live in a run-down London townhouse, and shy Alice is the unfortunate mortal they hire to clean the place. Neil wishes he could be more than a friend to Alice, but is too timid to ask her out.
This novel opens with so much promise: the Greek gods living in modern London, bored and barely able to sustain themselves. We get some of the classic elements demanded by such a project- rogue love interests, fighting, revenge, jealousy. However the book fizzles at the helm of predictability, unlik Leggi tutto
"Gods Behaving Badly" had an awesome concept, an okay delivery, and a flat ending. I'm an avid fan of Greek mythology, and this book starts out with a lot of promise. Unfortunately, in reading the book, I felt as though the author had assembled all of the horses for the Kentucky Derby, then put them Leggi tutto
The Greek gods of myth (who would be very offended at being called myths) are in exile in London with their powers in decline. Apollo is taking the fall for global warming and Artemis, as goddess of the hunt, is almost out of a job with weapons controls tightening and hunting as sport declining. All Leggi tutto
This story reads like the novelization of a comic book. It's short on thoughtfulness and introspection and long on silly action/romance scenes. Marie Phillips does provide a funny take on what life would be like for the fading Olympians: slummy home in London, imbalanced relationships, lots of time
Gods Behaving Badly is a diverting little romp for those who love mythology and legend. However, while enjoyable (and I did laugh out loud a few times--Eros is a born again Christian, how great is that?), the novelty of the inventive premise wears a little thin halfway through the book and culminate Leggi tutto
I have a serious hard-on for all things involving mythology. 1-17 - I am in love. And lust. And my nipples got a little hard. Sorry, all of Aphrodite's phone sex got me a little excited. This book is so clever, and so funny, and I'm insanely jealous that this is Marie Phillips' first book. As a lover Leggi tutto
The Greek gods are still with us, but as no one worships them anymore they are reduced to living in a squalid house in London.They have become a dysfunctional family, who only care about themselves. Alice and Neil, two mortals, find themselves falling in love only to be separated by death. Neil must d Leggi tutto
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