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River of Teeth Free download ´ 8 ✓ 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 terribBayou 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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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. If you catch my thoughts here on Goodreads you might realize that I almost never give anything one star I try to always find the good in something and if I manage to at least finish the book the author accomplished something But I got halfway through this novella and couldn't finish any I got tired of rolling my eyes There is no book this year that has a cooler sounding concept than this one a bayou western set during an alternate history where the gulf is filled with feral man eating hippos I mean come on how could I resist But alas big disappointmentThe book might appeal to some or many but the cutesy trite approach was not up my alley For a novella it felt like it was taking forever to get to the point spending most of time introducing the characters and trying in vain to make them memorable I would've loved this if I actually cared about the people if the interactions weren't terribly awkward and if the attempt to make them memorable didn't turn into useless character uirks It was kinda like an actionadventure Royal Tenenbaums with hippos And to some people that would sound awesome But not to meNone of it felt sincere at all; I could see right through Gailey's attempts at vivacity and uirk and the western conventions felt like cartoons rather than anything genuine Like someone who watched a couple of wild west movies rather than showing a real love for the genre And the non binary gender neutral pronoun thing kept taking me out of the story trying to gather when Gailey was referencing the group or just the character Hero themself I guess I was hoping for something much affecting But to top it all off I just wanted to get to some damn hippo action already Is that too much to askBummer

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River of TeethRueOther 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. In a world where the US government DID import hippos into the Louisiana swamp to raise for meat in the 1800s Winslow Houndstooth gets hired for a caper no an operation to get the Hippos out of The Harriet a vast marsh overrun with feral hippos Only one member of his crew is a traitorWhen I read about this on the Facebook I knew I had to read it A western with people riding hippos What's not to like Anyway Tor denied me on netgalley but an early birthday present from the esteemed Richard saved the dayWhere to start The book kind of reminds me of the part in The Good The Bad and The Ugly when Blondie and Tuco blow up the bridge Only instead of the desert it's in the Lousiana swamp And they're riding hippos And instead of Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach the crew is a bisexual English former hippo rancher a rotund con woman a pregnant professional killer a gambler and a person of indeterminate gender And instead of a bridge they're using explosives to get the hippos out of the Harriet Huh I guess it's only superficially like the bridge sceneThe mistrust among the crew is one of the drivers of the story along with Houndstooth's uest for vengeance It would make a great movie What would you call a western set in the Lousiana swamp A gumbo westernAnyway it's a lot of fun While it uses western conventions and a western plot structure the setting and the characters make it something else entirely Something I want to read much of Good thing the seuel comes out soon Four out of five stars