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Olympic Games: Zeus, Hera, and the Archetypal Battle of the Sexes

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Four thousand years of philandering and there’s that cute little naiad he can’t forget. His neo-Olympian cult won’t stop howling at the moon. And Hera’s on a real rampage this time. Is Zeus out of his league? Let the Games begin!

Sometimes a fool’s errand is the only chance you get. With nothing left to lose, a bereaved fry-cook, a lovelorn hermit, a clueless delivery-boy,
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Paperback, 234 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Tachyon Publications
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Amanda
May 08, 2013 Amanda rated it did not like it
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There seems to be a literary trend of late that involves taking the gods of ancient times and throwing them into a modern world. These once powerful deities have been forgotten and struggle to adjust to the mundane day-to-day existence afforded them in an increasingly secular world with little time for or interest in religion. As an early devotee of Edith Hamilton, one might assume that these have been heady times for me. Unfortunately, this genre has been kind of a mixed bag. There's been the g ...more
Rebecca
Dec 06, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was ok
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Since the beginning of time, Zeus and Hera have been King and Queen of the Gods: greatest of the Olympians and supreme overseers of mortal beings. This hasn’t changed, though the times certainly have. Thing is though, what is a god without anyone to worship them?

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, worship of the Greek Gods has all but disappeared, and many of the Olympians (all but Hera and Zeus, in fact) have elected to do just that themselves, simply fade out of existence rather than cont
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Margaret
Olympic Games is a quirky modern fantasy in which the Greek gods are alive and well and living in New York City. (In fact, the book is based on What's short story, "The Goddess is Alive, and, Well, Living in New York City", first published in Asimov's in 1996.) Zeus and Hera live in the big city, still enacting the old story of Zeus's philandering and Hera's jealous rages, when something from Zeus's unfaithful past comes back to affect them -- a nymph named Penelope, once Zeus's lover, now his e ...more
Allison
Apr 14, 2008 Allison rated it it was ok
Fun enough, but I got bored. It was having too much fun being sassy and cool. To be fair, I probably would have finished it if it hadn't been due back at the library.
Terry
Dec 16, 2008 Terry rated it it was ok
Another fictional tale of what the Greek Gods would be up to in the present day. Gods behaving Badly is much better
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Ehh, it was ok? I don't think I'll remember anything about it a few months from now.
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Leslie What has worked as a charge nurse, low-income lunch room manager, bee-butt sucker at a health food warehouse, and tap-dancing gorilla. She is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and a Red Army deserter, and is a Nebula Award-winning writer who has published in Midstream, Perigee, The Clackamas Review, Fugue, Asimov's, Parabola, Lilith, Vestal Review, The MacGuffin, SciFiction, and other ma ...more
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