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SUMMARY ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Sarah Gailey

In the early 20th Century the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source This is t. I was sold on this novella as soon as I read the premise Based on an actual idea that was never executed by US government this book postulates a Wild West era America in which hippos were introduced to the Mississippi River to be raised as a source of food Unfortunately some of these hippos have now gone feral which means Houston we have a hippo problem The government hires a crack team of hippo wranglers who also have varied talents as demolition experts assassins con women and pistoleers to clear a large area of the Delta of their mean man eating hippo swarms Alas as vicious as the hippos are humans are even worse and our heroes will encounter lots of opposite on their way to realizing their goal I like to describe this book as The Magnificent Seven with hippos It is a rip roaring read with humor violence passion revenge and a plausible alternate reality all packed into a very compact story Bonus points The cast is wonderfully and refreshingly non heteronormative and nobody in this alternate Nineteenth Century blinks an eye Of course with man eating hippos in the water I guess they have pressing things to worry about

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River of TeethBayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew It is the story of their fortunes It is the story of his reven. Rating 45 starsWOW was this fun I'm planning to re read this before I continue with Taste of Marrow

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READ ô River of Teeth ò In the early 20th Century the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source This is trueOther true things about hippos they are savage they are fast and their jaws can snap a man in twoThis was a terrible planContained within RueOther true things about hippos they are savage they are fast and their jaws can snap a man in twoThis was a terrible planContained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been a. Guess whatI love hippos I do I do I doI didn't think I would ever love hippos They're not cute and furry like cats Or happy and playful like dogs But Sarah Gailey's alternate history novella River of Teeth has forever changed the way I view these amazing fierce deadly and loveable creaturesSet in the Louisiana marshlands River of Teeth is built upon a relatively unknown fact regarding the history of America Apparently way back in the day the US was facing a meat shortage and came THISCLOSE to bringing hippos to the country The plan was to create hippo ranches in the great state of Louisiana and to use hippo meat as an alternative food source for AmericansObviously the idea never came to fruition WhewBut Gailey takes this little piece of American trivia and runs with it creating a fun fast paced action packed romp through the Louisiana bayou And I do mean FUN I'm talkin' about gun totin' hippo ridin' cowboys kind of fun It's so uniue I've yet to read anything uite like itMy one issue though it's a little light There's not much in the way of world building or historical background in the story Albeit racially and gender diverse the characters are not fully developed And neither is the plot It would've served the novella well if Gailey had only taken the time to flesh the story and the characters out a bitYou should still read River of Teeth however I really did like it and I do wholeheartedly recommend it In fact you should know that I've already started reading the second novella in the series Taste of Marrow That fact alone should tell you something about how much I enjoyed River You should even just read it for the coolness factor aloneI mean come on It's about HIPPOS