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Down Among The Gods Paperback – 5 Nov 1998
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Thompson's marriage of modern and ancient, real and imaginary is impressive...Kate Thompson has created something very special (Aisling Foster, TLS)
An extraordinary new British author (BOOKSELLER)
An original and funny take on the eternal conundrum of why relationships go wrong (SUNDAY TIMES)
Highly original and quirky but ultimately disconcerting, in a Homeric kind of way. (U MAGAZINE)
* A stunning and original British debut by an author with the rare ability to write for both the adult and children's marketsSee all Product description
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Down Among the Gods is a novel that follows the romance of forty year old Jessie and journalist Patrick. Both souls are lonely and searching, until they meet at a class. It's told from the story of the Greek Immortal messenger Hermes, a "modern" look at romance and emotions involved with starting over in a relationship.
In short, I just found that this book was boring. I like the concept- the book is narrated by Hermes and is peppered with myths and legends surrounding the Greek gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus. I didn't really find any faults with this story, it just was too "chick-lit" for my liking. The writing was detailed but slow moving, the myths oversimplified but interesting. This book was perfectly adequate to read once, but it won't be long before I forget about this title. There's nothing that will make this book stand out to me.
I think that fans of chick literature, and women who are in an older age range than myself will appreciate this a lot more than I did. I cannot stress enough that this book simply was not my cup of tea. Do not let my rating hinder you. I sincerely hope that you enjoy it more than I could.
Thanks to Netgalley and Open Road Integrated Media for my copy of this book.