Title: River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1)
Author: Sarah Gailey
Publisher: Tor 2017
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: I Love Libraries; Seasonal Series - Under 300 pages
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 true.
Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.
This was a terrible plan.
Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou 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 revenge.
This is one of the books that has been getting random buzz around the book blogs. Randomly I saw it on our library's New Books shelf and snapped it up. I ripped through this slim novella with the speed rivaling those feral hippos. I love the combination of alternate history and western-style dime novel. So much fun! Unfortunately this volume ends on quite a cliffhanger. Guess I'll just have to find the second volume.
River of Teeth
- #1 River of Teeth
- #2 Taste of Marrow
- #3 ???
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