American Hippo

American Hippo

In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America in which hippos rule the colossal swamp that was once the Mississippi River. Now readers have the chance to own both novellas in American Hippo, a single, beautiful volume.Years ago, in an America that never was, the United In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced r...

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Title:American Hippo
Author:Sarah Gailey
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B0756JB6MR
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

American Hippo Reviews

  • Jeff Raymond
    Jul 23, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    May 25, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

  • Martha
    Jun 10, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

  • Nikki
    Aug 07, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

    I went into this, as I guess did many others, thinking that it is a pretty neat idea, the wild west with hippos. Just crazy enough to catch my interest. It was well worth it. American Hippo combines two novellas River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, both of which resolve around the...

    Summary: This is a duology of novellas, set in an alternate 1890s United States, in which the US Congress made a terrible decision back in the in 1840s, and imported hippopotamuses to the US to breed as a food supply. Fifty years later, the southern US is the ?Wild South,? filled w...

    American Hippo collects Sarah Gailey?s novellas ?River of Teeth? and ?Taste of Marrow? plus two short stories. The world she creates here is a masterpiece of alternate history based not on some well-known event (of the usual ?what if the Roman Empire never fell? variety) ...

    (This is just a review of Taste of Marrow and the two short stories at the end; I read River of Teeth on its own a couple weeks ago.) (Realistic rating: probably just shy of four stars? I think I liked Taste of Marrow more than River of Teeth, and I think I liked the universe as a w...

    Sometimes a book comes along that makes you sad when you've finished reading it because it was so good! For me, that is American Hippo. It collects the two novellas Rivers of Teeth and Taste of Marrow in one volume and includes two further short stories set in the world of Hoppers and ...

    This is actually a compilation of two novellas (River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow) and a few very short stories that fill out some backstory in this alternate history universe. Despite a not-insignificant amount of violence and gory death, this is overall a light-hearted romp through ...

    Received to review via Netgalley If you?ve read River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, this doesn?t add much to those two novellas. It?s a nice collected edition with two bonus stories, though: one features Houndstooth, Ruby, and the dentist who looks after Ruby?s teeth (and Ho...

  • Jared Millet
    Aug 06, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

    I went into this, as I guess did many others, thinking that it is a pretty neat idea, the wild west with hippos. Just crazy enough to catch my interest. It was well worth it. American Hippo combines two novellas River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, both of which resolve around the...

    Summary: This is a duology of novellas, set in an alternate 1890s United States, in which the US Congress made a terrible decision back in the in 1840s, and imported hippopotamuses to the US to breed as a food supply. Fifty years later, the southern US is the ?Wild South,? filled w...

    American Hippo collects Sarah Gailey?s novellas ?River of Teeth? and ?Taste of Marrow? plus two short stories. The world she creates here is a masterpiece of alternate history based not on some well-known event (of the usual ?what if the Roman Empire never fell? variety) ...

  • Joseph
    May 14, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

  • Neil Plakcy
    May 17, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

  • Elena
    Nov 07, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

  • Judy Lesley
    May 24, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

  • Garrett
    Jun 25, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

  • Searska GreyRaven
    Jun 06, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

  • Pamela
    Jun 24, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

  • Bart
    May 31, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

  • James
    May 24, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

  • Bjorn
    Jul 10, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

  • Frank Burns
    Aug 01, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

  • Matthew Marchitto
    Jun 12, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

  • Cupcakes & Machetes
    May 29, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

  • Kdawg91
    Jun 04, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

  • Devon H
    May 22, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

  • Beverly
    Oct 20, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

  • Sara
    Oct 20, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

    I went into this, as I guess did many others, thinking that it is a pretty neat idea, the wild west with hippos. Just crazy enough to catch my interest. It was well worth it. American Hippo combines two novellas River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, both of which resolve around the...

    Summary: This is a duology of novellas, set in an alternate 1890s United States, in which the US Congress made a terrible decision back in the in 1840s, and imported hippopotamuses to the US to breed as a food supply. Fifty years later, the southern US is the ?Wild South,? filled w...

    American Hippo collects Sarah Gailey?s novellas ?River of Teeth? and ?Taste of Marrow? plus two short stories. The world she creates here is a masterpiece of alternate history based not on some well-known event (of the usual ?what if the Roman Empire never fell? variety) ...

    (This is just a review of Taste of Marrow and the two short stories at the end; I read River of Teeth on its own a couple weeks ago.) (Realistic rating: probably just shy of four stars? I think I liked Taste of Marrow more than River of Teeth, and I think I liked the universe as a w...

    Sometimes a book comes along that makes you sad when you've finished reading it because it was so good! For me, that is American Hippo. It collects the two novellas Rivers of Teeth and Taste of Marrow in one volume and includes two further short stories set in the world of Hoppers and ...

    This is actually a compilation of two novellas (River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow) and a few very short stories that fill out some backstory in this alternate history universe. Despite a not-insignificant amount of violence and gory death, this is overall a light-hearted romp through ...

  • Rod Hemingway
    Jul 26, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

  • Laura Newsholme
    May 27, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

    I went into this, as I guess did many others, thinking that it is a pretty neat idea, the wild west with hippos. Just crazy enough to catch my interest. It was well worth it. American Hippo combines two novellas River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, both of which resolve around the...

    Summary: This is a duology of novellas, set in an alternate 1890s United States, in which the US Congress made a terrible decision back in the in 1840s, and imported hippopotamuses to the US to breed as a food supply. Fifty years later, the southern US is the ?Wild South,? filled w...

    American Hippo collects Sarah Gailey?s novellas ?River of Teeth? and ?Taste of Marrow? plus two short stories. The world she creates here is a masterpiece of alternate history based not on some well-known event (of the usual ?what if the Roman Empire never fell? variety) ...

    (This is just a review of Taste of Marrow and the two short stories at the end; I read River of Teeth on its own a couple weeks ago.) (Realistic rating: probably just shy of four stars? I think I liked Taste of Marrow more than River of Teeth, and I think I liked the universe as a w...

    Sometimes a book comes along that makes you sad when you've finished reading it because it was so good! For me, that is American Hippo. It collects the two novellas Rivers of Teeth and Taste of Marrow in one volume and includes two further short stories set in the world of Hoppers and ...

  • Kristen Burns
    May 26, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

  • Maja
    Sep 27, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

    I went into this, as I guess did many others, thinking that it is a pretty neat idea, the wild west with hippos. Just crazy enough to catch my interest. It was well worth it. American Hippo combines two novellas River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, both of which resolve around the...

    Summary: This is a duology of novellas, set in an alternate 1890s United States, in which the US Congress made a terrible decision back in the in 1840s, and imported hippopotamuses to the US to breed as a food supply. Fifty years later, the southern US is the ?Wild South,? filled w...

    American Hippo collects Sarah Gailey?s novellas ?River of Teeth? and ?Taste of Marrow? plus two short stories. The world she creates here is a masterpiece of alternate history based not on some well-known event (of the usual ?what if the Roman Empire never fell? variety) ...

    (This is just a review of Taste of Marrow and the two short stories at the end; I read River of Teeth on its own a couple weeks ago.) (Realistic rating: probably just shy of four stars? I think I liked Taste of Marrow more than River of Teeth, and I think I liked the universe as a w...

  • Dannii Elle
    Nov 05, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

  • Get Booked Fans
    Apr 30, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

  • Franz Emil Berchtold Matthäus Eneas Kupferschmied
    Sep 27, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

    I went into this, as I guess did many others, thinking that it is a pretty neat idea, the wild west with hippos. Just crazy enough to catch my interest. It was well worth it. American Hippo combines two novellas River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, both of which resolve around the...

  • EscapistBookReviews
    Oct 12, 2018

    I kept hearing about the first novella in this collection, River of Teeth, last year but just finally got to it in this grouping. The backbone of these two novellas and two short stories ("Winslow's Problem" and "Nine and a Half") is an idea that never happened, but almost happened ...

    American Hippo presents an entertaining adventure of an alternative US where the lower Mississippi River has been blocked off in a plan to raise hippos for meat. As strange as this sounds, it almost really happened in the early 20th century. What evolves is a story of revenge, with s...

    American Hippo combines together the two novellas in the River of Teeth series, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. River of Teeth started with the very implausible concept of hippos roaming the Louisiana marshland. Despite the apparent impossibility of this image, the basis for thi...

    4 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.* You know how some books constantly tell you how awful a character is, and said character constantly broods about how awful they are, but then the character never actually does an...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. River of Teeth Imagine 1800s America, where instead of horses, cowboys and outlaws rode hippos. Oh yes, sweet gentle fiends, hippopotami. The most dangerous creature in Africa is intentionally b...

    A weird, but enjoyable book. It has quirky characters including a French lady, a guy who is the best hippo breeder in the West, a Hispanic assassin, and a gender neutral explosives expert. It is all set in an alternate timeline where an (actually) proposed hippo importation idea happen...

    Within two pages, two adult gentlemen were discretely hooking up; within 20 we'd met a non-binary character who, over the course of the book (originally two novellas) isn't once misgendered. Oh, and there are also hippos EVERYWHERE. I mean, how could it get anything less that five star...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillian-Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this collection. This is a collection of two novellas by Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow. If you read the novellas when they were released you will find the only new items here are two very shor...

    What if the US had decided to import thousands of hippos in the 1850s to feed a growing population, and basically turned the Mississippi into one big hippo-friendly marshland? (As indeed they almost did, albeit 50 years later.) What if the Cowboy was replaced by the Hopper - a hippo...

    seems readers get a hootenanny of a good time from these hippo tales or they'd rather they weren't ever written... i am a huge fan of them, and i am not entirely sure why... they're just lots of fun i guess.. yes, there are weak points to the 2 novellas for some, and i won't argue them...

    Absolutely awesome. The two novellas in this collections, River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, come together to make an amazing book. Filled with bloody violence, heartache, desperation, and hippos, all taking place in the swampy American south. It's a fascinating twist on western theme...

    Quite an odd story. Even though it's the first book, I felt like I was plopped in the middle and there were confusing things about the characters and the situation. I plowed through because I was interested in the world and the ideas, but ultimately wasn't very satisfied. ...

    River of Teeth: 3.75 Taste of Marrow: 3.75 Worth Her Weight in Gold : 3.00 Nine and a half: 3.25 ...

    There's nothing about this I didn't like. Gailey's writing is engaging and expressive and she can maintain an action movie-like pace with an ease that seems effortless. Her characters are brilliant, and her establishment and maintenance of them - a hugely pregnant deadly assassin, a ge...

    Episode 129: 4. Hey Ladies, Thanks for the show; I?m hoping that you can help me! I?m very interested in reading some Westerns because I live in the South-West, but have yet to find anything that works for me. A lot of the Westerns I?ve encountered seem to be written for and ...

    I enjoyed River of Teeth, thought it was a cool idea, but it didn't just light me on fire. That being said, I never got around to the second novella. I found this collection and I have changed my views on the story. I much more enjoyed the story told "as a whole piece" and I would ...

    Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs. These two stories are less about a world with American hippos an...

    A wonderful take on a cowboy-style western but set in the bayous and the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Imagine Louis L?Amour with gender-fluid characters and hippos instead of cattle and horses. I loved these stories and the characters that inhabit them. ...

    The premise of these novellas is very interesting and clever - mixing the old west culture and hippos. The first novella was a bit confusing. I couldn't keep the characters straight, except Hero. The second story was better. The characters became individuals and more real. I enjoyed th...

    This was a diverting trifle. A gender fluid cowboy caper romp. With Hippos. Really enjoyable. ...

    I got both of the novellas when they came out, but having them (plus two awesome short stories) in one convenient book was too good to pass up. Just as awesome on a second reading as the first. ^_^ ...

    4.5 stars. The first novella had great ideas and the most spectacular premise I've probably ever encountered, and the second had great character arcs. I'm sad my time spent with these diverse, troubled hippo hoppers (I repeat, HIPPO HOPPERS) with shady pasts and uncertain futures is ov...

    I adore American Hippo. This enchanting rough and tumble alternative history of the South infested by feral hippopotamus, an animal introduced to America as an alternative meat resource which has since run awry, is sure to captivate readers seeking an inclusive Western-feeling caper. T...

    I went into this, as I guess did many others, thinking that it is a pretty neat idea, the wild west with hippos. Just crazy enough to catch my interest. It was well worth it. American Hippo combines two novellas River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, both of which resolve around the...

    Summary: This is a duology of novellas, set in an alternate 1890s United States, in which the US Congress made a terrible decision back in the in 1840s, and imported hippopotamuses to the US to breed as a food supply. Fifty years later, the southern US is the ?Wild South,? filled w...