2010: 47. Gods Behaving Badly

“One morning, when Artemis was out walking dogs, she saw a tree where no tree should be.”

Gods Behaving Badly, Marie Philips

      Light fiction that I picked up at the used bookstore.  The premise, which is reasonably clever, is that the Greek Gods are still alive, and living together in a rundown house in London.  They don’t have much power left, and are just trying to make it on a day-to-day basis when Apollo gets involved with a young mortal, and through a chain of circumstances inadvertently brings along a crisis that could end the world (as you do).  It’s reasonably well-written for this sort of comic fiction, if a little derivative (I think it’s pretty clear the author has read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods) but it was a quick and diverting read in the midst of a lot of heavy fiction, so I can’t complaint.

Date/Place Completed:  July 2010; D.C.

Categories:  Fiction 

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