|Gods Behaving Badly, by Marie Phillips, read by Rosalyn Landor|
It’s hard for the Greek gods in the modern world. They’ve lost most of their power, and are stuck living in a dilapidated house in London. In order to make a living, Aphrodite answers sex calls, Apollo is a TV psychic, and Artemis is a dog walker. They still treat humans with the same snide disregard, though. When Apollo insults Aphrodite, she decides to take revenge on him by making him fall in love with a homely young woman, Alice, who is their housemaid. This sets off a storm of bad luck for everyone involved.
This was a funny book with an interesting twist on gods-in-modern-world sub-genre. It had its ups and downs as far as writing went, though. It was funny, as I said, but I didn’t care about any of the characters – I didn’t dislike the naughty ones and I found Alice to be a bit insipid. Of course, she was meant to be insipid, and Phillips did a good job of portraying that. 🙂 I read most of this book months ago, put the book down when I got bored, and picked it back up again recently.
Normally with how bored I was by the book, I’d give it three snowflakes, but I’ll give it an extra half a snowflake for humor.