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Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
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Feb 23, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: author-female, humor, rated-4-star, read-2012, urban-fantasy

The Gods of Olympus are down on hard times. They are living in a flat in London, their power is running out slowly, and no one believes in them. But a stupid prank is about to change their world.

This is a quick, fluffy read. No deep characters here, but they don't have to be. They are Gods, you can figure out their persona from that. All are vain, all are selfish, and that makes for some humorous reading.

The mortals in the book are not much deeper. The female lead is a shy but smart cleaner and scrabble savant. The male is a shy but smart engineer. Neither one makes a move at each other, until of course forced to by the Gods.

I am not a big fan of urban fantasy, but throw gods into the mix and I am a bit better. This a funny, quick read. Think Christopher Moore toned down two or three notches. Sweet smiles rather than laugh out loud, but enjoyable fluff all the way through.

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Reading Progress

February 23, 2012 – Started Reading
February 23, 2012 – Shelved
February 23, 2012 –
0.0% "A fluffy reread. I went through a huge "gods in modern times" phase a few years back, and have good memories of this one."
February 26, 2012 – Shelved as: author-female
February 26, 2012 – Shelved as: humor
February 26, 2012 – Shelved as: rated-4-star
February 26, 2012 – Shelved as: read-2012
February 26, 2012 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
February 26, 2012 – Finished Reading

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