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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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...

  • Ron
    Jun 11, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Loved it! I'd already read River of Teeth but rereading it was just as great. Maybe even better since I've read more novellas since then and the pace seemed to flow better on the second time for me. The second part, Taste of Marrow, was just as delightful! It was fast paced and still h...

    This book is practically the physically incarnation of glee! My reviews for River of Teeth & Taste of Marrow are up on their own copies so this is more of an overview with a focus on the new short stories. Over all I'm not sure any other book in recent history has delighted me this...

    A weird premise combining hippos and Old West(ish) stories--two things I greatly fear, by the way--somehow manages to turn into a funny, engaging, violently wild ride. If you are offended by LQBT themes or people of color, or people in either category being awesome, I encourage you to ...

    I so wish the first novella in this compilation had been a full novel! I very much wanted to see Houndstooth's bewildered fall into love with Hero. As it was, it felt a little quick, a little too "instalove" (but it gets a pass because I was shipping them from the moment Houndstooth as...

    In a world where President Buchanan pushed forward the importation of hippos as a meat source. But when 97 hippos escaped escaped and turned feral. They were trapped between a dam and a gate that turned part of the Mississippi River into a wild den of riverboat gambling. Years later, a...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Gen
    Aug 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Loved it! I'd already read River of Teeth but rereading it was just as great. Maybe even better since I've read more novellas since then and the pace seemed to flow better on the second time for me. The second part, Taste of Marrow, was just as delightful! It was fast paced and still h...

    This book is practically the physically incarnation of glee! My reviews for River of Teeth & Taste of Marrow are up on their own copies so this is more of an overview with a focus on the new short stories. Over all I'm not sure any other book in recent history has delighted me this...

    A weird premise combining hippos and Old West(ish) stories--two things I greatly fear, by the way--somehow manages to turn into a funny, engaging, violently wild ride. If you are offended by LQBT themes or people of color, or people in either category being awesome, I encourage you to ...

    I so wish the first novella in this compilation had been a full novel! I very much wanted to see Houndstooth's bewildered fall into love with Hero. As it was, it felt a little quick, a little too "instalove" (but it gets a pass because I was shipping them from the moment Houndstooth as...

    In a world where President Buchanan pushed forward the importation of hippos as a meat source. But when 97 hippos escaped escaped and turned feral. They were trapped between a dam and a gate that turned part of the Mississippi River into a wild den of riverboat gambling. Years later, a...

    A solid 3 stars. This was an enjoyable summer read, for sure, but not outstanding. The premise is fun and original, and there are a few great characters (Houndstooth is such a badass). However, I definitely began to lose interest in the plot about halfway through the book. I felt like ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

  • Darcy Roar
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Loved it! I'd already read River of Teeth but rereading it was just as great. Maybe even better since I've read more novellas since then and the pace seemed to flow better on the second time for me. The second part, Taste of Marrow, was just as delightful! It was fast paced and still h...

    This book is practically the physically incarnation of glee! My reviews for River of Teeth & Taste of Marrow are up on their own copies so this is more of an overview with a focus on the new short stories. Over all I'm not sure any other book in recent history has delighted me this...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Robin
    Aug 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Loved it! I'd already read River of Teeth but rereading it was just as great. Maybe even better since I've read more novellas since then and the pace seemed to flow better on the second time for me. The second part, Taste of Marrow, was just as delightful! It was fast paced and still h...

    This book is practically the physically incarnation of glee! My reviews for River of Teeth & Taste of Marrow are up on their own copies so this is more of an overview with a focus on the new short stories. Over all I'm not sure any other book in recent history has delighted me this...

    A weird premise combining hippos and Old West(ish) stories--two things I greatly fear, by the way--somehow manages to turn into a funny, engaging, violently wild ride. If you are offended by LQBT themes or people of color, or people in either category being awesome, I encourage you to ...

    I so wish the first novella in this compilation had been a full novel! I very much wanted to see Houndstooth's bewildered fall into love with Hero. As it was, it felt a little quick, a little too "instalove" (but it gets a pass because I was shipping them from the moment Houndstooth as...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

  • Thelma
    Aug 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Loved it! I'd already read River of Teeth but rereading it was just as great. Maybe even better since I've read more novellas since then and the pace seemed to flow better on the second time for me. The second part, Taste of Marrow, was just as delightful! It was fast paced and still h...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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...

    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...

  • Rebekah
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Loved it! I'd already read River of Teeth but rereading it was just as great. Maybe even better since I've read more novellas since then and the pace seemed to flow better on the second time for me. The second part, Taste of Marrow, was just as delightful! It was fast paced and still h...

    This book is practically the physically incarnation of glee! My reviews for River of Teeth & Taste of Marrow are up on their own copies so this is more of an overview with a focus on the new short stories. Over all I'm not sure any other book in recent history has delighted me this...

    A weird premise combining hippos and Old West(ish) stories--two things I greatly fear, by the way--somehow manages to turn into a funny, engaging, violently wild ride. If you are offended by LQBT themes or people of color, or people in either category being awesome, I encourage you to ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Kate Larson
    Jul 16, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ^_^ ...

    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...

    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) ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Loved it! I'd already read River of Teeth but rereading it was just as great. Maybe even better since I've read more novellas since then and the pace seemed to flow better on the second time for me. The second part, Taste of Marrow, was just as delightful! It was fast paced and still h...

    This book is practically the physically incarnation of glee! My reviews for River of Teeth & Taste of Marrow are up on their own copies so this is more of an overview with a focus on the new short stories. Over all I'm not sure any other book in recent history has delighted me this...

    A weird premise combining hippos and Old West(ish) stories--two things I greatly fear, by the way--somehow manages to turn into a funny, engaging, violently wild ride. If you are offended by LQBT themes or people of color, or people in either category being awesome, I encourage you to ...

    I so wish the first novella in this compilation had been a full novel! I very much wanted to see Houndstooth's bewildered fall into love with Hero. As it was, it felt a little quick, a little too "instalove" (but it gets a pass because I was shipping them from the moment Houndstooth as...

    In a world where President Buchanan pushed forward the importation of hippos as a meat source. But when 97 hippos escaped escaped and turned feral. They were trapped between a dam and a gate that turned part of the Mississippi River into a wild den of riverboat gambling. Years later, a...

    A solid 3 stars. This was an enjoyable summer read, for sure, but not outstanding. The premise is fun and original, and there are a few great characters (Houndstooth is such a badass). However, I definitely began to lose interest in the plot about halfway through the book. I felt like ...

    A really fun, fast paced adventure about wild west (or the maybe the wild Mississippi would be more accurate). Beyond the obvious awesomeness of hippos running feral and the poor souls who encounter them, these two novellas have a bit of everything - action, romance, violence, and reve...