American Hippo (River of Teeth #1-2)

American Hippo (River of Teeth #1-2)

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 (River of Teeth #1-2)
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 (River of Teeth #1-2) Reviews

  • 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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

  • Kathleen
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

    A book with a really great premise but a mixed execution. While it's presented as two novellas and two short follow-ups, it's really just one continuous story. It has its moments but, at least to me, the motivations of the characters seemed unclear and their behavior seemed to be all o...

    This is how you do alt history Hippo westerns: the alt history you didn?t know you needed. With a diverse set of characters woven together into a wonderful set of stories, they are easy to read, and create a fascinating world that is fully realised. Gender norms are challenged an...

    River of Teeth was really fantastic. Part 2.....I'm sorry, but there was simply no story, just a weird chase. It got so boring that I basically skipped the two following short stories. Alternative History? Not really..... ...

    Awesome.. imagine the Wild West with Hippos instead of Horses! Of course you have a mystery, a love interest..(always described as them..for Hero)?? Or 2 or 3..lol funny, Bloody and full of awesomeness! ...

    You must read this book! It's Alt History, LGBT-celebratory, a "Western" (Actually the Southeast, but the frontier)... there's riverboats, gambling, good guys/bad guys and it's a love story. ... sigh... And did I mention the hippos? ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

  • Helen
    May 28, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

    A book with a really great premise but a mixed execution. While it's presented as two novellas and two short follow-ups, it's really just one continuous story. It has its moments but, at least to me, the motivations of the characters seemed unclear and their behavior seemed to be all o...

    This is how you do alt history Hippo westerns: the alt history you didn?t know you needed. With a diverse set of characters woven together into a wonderful set of stories, they are easy to read, and create a fascinating world that is fully realised. Gender norms are challenged an...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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...

  • Milliebot
    Jul 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • Mkittysamom
    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

    A book with a really great premise but a mixed execution. While it's presented as two novellas and two short follow-ups, it's really just one continuous story. It has its moments but, at least to me, the motivations of the characters seemed unclear and their behavior seemed to be all o...

    This is how you do alt history Hippo westerns: the alt history you didn?t know you needed. With a diverse set of characters woven together into a wonderful set of stories, they are easy to read, and create a fascinating world that is fully realised. Gender norms are challenged an...

    River of Teeth was really fantastic. Part 2.....I'm sorry, but there was simply no story, just a weird chase. It got so boring that I basically skipped the two following short stories. Alternative History? Not really..... ...

    Awesome.. imagine the Wild West with Hippos instead of Horses! Of course you have a mystery, a love interest..(always described as them..for Hero)?? Or 2 or 3..lol funny, Bloody and full of awesomeness! ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 (Sweet or brutal, you never know which)
    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...

  • Nicole Jarvis
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

  • Hope Pinkerton
    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

    A book with a really great premise but a mixed execution. While it's presented as two novellas and two short follow-ups, it's really just one continuous story. It has its moments but, at least to me, the motivations of the characters seemed unclear and their behavior seemed to be all o...

    This is how you do alt history Hippo westerns: the alt history you didn?t know you needed. With a diverse set of characters woven together into a wonderful set of stories, they are easy to read, and create a fascinating world that is fully realised. Gender norms are challenged an...

    River of Teeth was really fantastic. Part 2.....I'm sorry, but there was simply no story, just a weird chase. It got so boring that I basically skipped the two following short stories. Alternative History? Not really..... ...

    Awesome.. imagine the Wild West with Hippos instead of Horses! Of course you have a mystery, a love interest..(always described as them..for Hero)?? Or 2 or 3..lol funny, Bloody and full of awesomeness! ...

    You must read this book! It's Alt History, LGBT-celebratory, a "Western" (Actually the Southeast, but the frontier)... there's riverboats, gambling, good guys/bad guys and it's a love story. ... sigh... And did I mention the hippos? ...

    Fun world, but I wanted more hippos. I saw the premise to this book and my I terest was immediately piqued. I love the world building in these books, but I wish there was even more world building and more hippo action. Story is good but I was left wanting more. ...

    Throughly Enjoyable What can I say? Well written, funny. It's a cowboy adventure for 21st sensibilities. I will definitely be on the lookout for more by this author. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

    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...

  • Matthias Jinges
    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

    A book with a really great premise but a mixed execution. While it's presented as two novellas and two short follow-ups, it's really just one continuous story. It has its moments but, at least to me, the motivations of the characters seemed unclear and their behavior seemed to be all o...

    This is how you do alt history Hippo westerns: the alt history you didn?t know you needed. With a diverse set of characters woven together into a wonderful set of stories, they are easy to read, and create a fascinating world that is fully realised. Gender norms are challenged an...

    River of Teeth was really fantastic. Part 2.....I'm sorry, but there was simply no story, just a weird chase. It got so boring that I basically skipped the two following short stories. Alternative History? Not really..... ...

  • Shaun Stanley
    Jun 02, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

    A book with a really great premise but a mixed execution. While it's presented as two novellas and two short follow-ups, it's really just one continuous story. It has its moments but, at least to me, the motivations of the characters seemed unclear and their behavior seemed to be all o...

    This is how you do alt history Hippo westerns: the alt history you didn?t know you needed. With a diverse set of characters woven together into a wonderful set of stories, they are easy to read, and create a fascinating world that is fully realised. Gender norms are challenged an...

    River of Teeth was really fantastic. Part 2.....I'm sorry, but there was simply no story, just a weird chase. It got so boring that I basically skipped the two following short stories. Alternative History? Not really..... ...

    Awesome.. imagine the Wild West with Hippos instead of Horses! Of course you have a mystery, a love interest..(always described as them..for Hero)?? Or 2 or 3..lol funny, Bloody and full of awesomeness! ...

    You must read this book! It's Alt History, LGBT-celebratory, a "Western" (Actually the Southeast, but the frontier)... there's riverboats, gambling, good guys/bad guys and it's a love story. ... sigh... And did I mention the hippos? ...

    Fun world, but I wanted more hippos. I saw the premise to this book and my I terest was immediately piqued. I love the world building in these books, but I wish there was even more world building and more hippo action. Story is good but I was left wanting more. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

  • Mike Y
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    This 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 ...

    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...

    Since I read Gailey's two novellas recently, I just read the bonus shorts at the end, Worth Her Weight in Gold and Nine and a Half. They were entertaining, but only about 10 pages each, so not a lot of substance. Nine and a Half does give some development/backstory to Archie and Winslo...

    I've been told to read Sarah Gailey's stories since River of Teeth came out, and I'm so glad I finally did!!! Heists! High stakes! Hippos! A fascinating alternate history! An entire cast of queer characters! This was everything I never knew I needed. Novellas tend to be too short to gi...

    A book with a really great premise but a mixed execution. While it's presented as two novellas and two short follow-ups, it's really just one continuous story. It has its moments but, at least to me, the motivations of the characters seemed unclear and their behavior seemed to be all o...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...