Thursday, August 2, 2007


Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips debuts today in the UK. It is also listed at the USA's Amazon site, but does not show any availability yet.

Here's the blurb:

Being immortal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Life's hard for a Greek god in the 21st century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn't respect you, and you're stuck in a delapidated hovel in north London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. 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.

Gods Behaving Badly is that rare thing, a charming, funny, utterly original first novel that satisfies the head and the heart.

It sounds fun. The author also has a MySpace site, which has lots more information, and she talks about her novel at YouTube. There are reviews at the Independent Online, the Times Online, Scotland on Sunday and gobs more.


Anonymous said...

Indeed, I was considering reading that one too. The transition from goddess of hunting to professional dog walker etc. sounds like loads of fun. I will certainly keep an eye out if you deicde to review this one. I'll keep an eye out anyway, but that's not the point. ;)

Tia Nevitt said...

It does look fun, doesn't it?

It doesn't seem to be available yet in the United States. I plan on putting up another post when it becomes available.