Saturday, May 31, 2008

Gods Behaving Badly

I just finished Marie Phillips's novel Gods Behaving Badly. I got it from the crawfishy library two days ago and couldn't put it down. It's about the Greek pantheon living in modern London, and it is very funny. I've always been a fan of ancient stories set in modern times.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Been meaning to get to that. I wonder when the library closes on Saturday (if you've returned it). You might also want to turn it into a three-fer' and check out Gaiman's American Gods, and Zelazny's Lord of Light. Heck, everyone should read every word Neil Gaiman has written, but that's just my personal opinion.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Thanks for putting me on to this. In addition to American Gods and Lord of Light, I'd reccommend Towing Jehovah by James Morrow. Ray Nelson wrote a science fiction novel about William Blake wherein the characters in Blake's system (Los, Enitharmon, etc.) were real beings living in London. Blake's poems weren't symbolic or allegorical, he was reporting on the real doings of these beings.

I finally sat down (in a bookstore) with a copy of The Bible For Dummies. I liked it, and liked the fact that you didn't try to make everyone happy, but I'm not in Bible study mode lately. I'll buy a copy eventually.

3:20 PM  
Blogger LatinTeacher said...

I will be checking it out of my local library this week.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Here's a second for the entire Towing Jehovah series.

and I will have to check out the Nelson book.

Let me know if you want to borrow Lord of Light (knowing how our library is).

1:39 PM  

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