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River of Teeth
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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Sarah Gailey's wildfire debut River of Teeth is a rollicking alternate history adventure that Charlie Jane Anders calls "preposterously fun."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.
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Julsmarshall
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This book was strange, funny, and awesome! What if a crazy idea that was floated in by a US government official in the 1890s to introduce hippos to the Mississippi river as a meat source (true story) had been adopted? It would be this book. A rip-roaring read filled diverse characters, wit, and delightful criminals. Loved it!! And great on #audio. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Jari-chan
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Just finished my #DoubleSpin in time! A great example of Alternative History - what would've happened if the idea of brining Hippos into the marshlands would've become real? I especially loved the atmosphere in this book and yes, of course, the Hippo riding idea. But it of course isn't as cute as it sounds - Hippos are highly dangerous. This story shows us what can happen if you mess with Hippos and their Rangers.

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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I have a love hate relationship with Sarah Gailey. Some books I like and some just aren‘t for me. I‘ve heard book riot talk about this book so many times on the Get Booked podcast (before Amanda left) and I was never drawn to this book. I picked it up because I needed to read a western. I never thought I would love hippos more!

#NoShameReadathon22 - western
#SuperSeptember

Addison_Reads I recommend this to so many people and they always look at me like I'm nuts when I tell them it's a western with hippos. It's such a great story though. 2mo
Nessavamusic This sounds fun! Stacked! 2mo
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wirewrappedlily
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Absolutely fantastic. A good, wild romp. I particularly recommend this as a palate cleanser if you‘ve been in a rut. It‘s fast, it‘s tense, but it‘s still fun.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Hippo western, hell yes! I guess it's the Wild South rather than the Wild West, which makes it no less awesome. Shady riverboat tycoon, non-binary love interest, bi-sexual/pan(?) slightly grumpy main character, pregnant (lesbian?) assassin, genderfluid french con, complete disregard for gender norms and casually diverse set of characters. Magnifique! {Also revenge and violence.} Adorable and bad ass hippos feature, not just feral man-eating ones.

Robotswithpersonality Will definitely be picking up the next book in this series/universe. 3mo
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shanaqui
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey

I was thinking about this and trying to remember the story. Couldn't, but I love hippos and I could use a comfort reread, so why not? All I remember so far is that I love Hero.

willaful I started this and got grossed out *real* fast. 5mo
shanaqui @willaful There's definitely some scenes that are not pretty! 5mo
willaful It's a shame because I also love hippos. At least in theory. :-) 5mo
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khooliha
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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Not the strongest pick, but this is mostly fun! Grimmer than I was expecting. Biggest complaint was going back to the "caper" runner too often.

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khooliha
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey

There's a Hoolihan in this book! He, uh, is responsible for the feral hippo problem? Whoops!

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adoramichaels
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Fun, unique, and a creative short read!!

#sarahgailey #Riverofteeth #fun #creative #unique

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adoramichaels
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Book Mail is the Best Mail. Especially if it is from an awesome independent bookstore!!

#bookmail #independentbookstore #bookmark

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peanutnine
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Eggs Beautiful 🌿🌱🍃 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💚 9mo
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Tera66
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I love hippos! And so I know a lot of fun facts about them, like they kill more humans than any other animal in Africa. For real! And that they started off really small and so were really agressive, but as they evolved to the cute chubby things they are, they never lost the attitude.
But I didn't know that in the early 20th century the US Government toyed with the idea of bringing them over and raising then as an alternative to cattle. 👇

Tera66 The plan was to put them in the Louisiana Bayou, and this book is the story of how that could have gone really really wrong. Like some of the hippos get loose and become feral, wild and murderous! The feral hippos have taken part of the Mississippi river and a team of misfits have been commissioned by the government to push them through the gate to Mexico, making them Mexico's problem. This book is wild! The cowboys ride hippos, not horses.🐎👇 1y
Tera66 This book is a short Novela, and alot of fun. I would recommend for anyone who likes wacky scifi. Its a cowboy story with hippos! For real! 1y
KathyWheeler Omg! I must read this! 1y
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BookDragonNotWorm This sounds awesome!!! 1y
Tera66 @KathyWheeler @BookDragonNotWorm Its Banana Pants!🍌👖 1y
KathyWheeler @Tera66 it sounds like it. I lived in Louisiana for awhile, and the idea of hippos in the bayous is just too much! 1y
Reggie I think they are now a problem in Columbia because Pablo Escobar took some in as pets and then released them into the wild where they have multiplied out of control. 1y
Tera66 @KathyWheeler Yay, I bought it! 😀 1y
Tera66 @Reggie So you are saying there is a chance I could become a hippo wrangler?!😀🤠 I kind of feel bad for the hippos though. 1y
Reggie @Tera66 lol, maybe? I do too because I think they‘re at the point of overpopulation that they either have started or about to start culling them. 1y
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peanutnine
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I loved this novella! It's an alternate history set in the early 1900s where hippos have been imported into the Louisiana bayou as a source of livestock. A ragtag team of criminals is hired by the government to rid a section of the river from feral 'hops' and chaos ensues.
This was such a fun setting with great characters! I read it in one sitting! I wish I had known there was a second one, I would have bought the compilation edition. Ah well

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peanutnine
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None of my current reads were keeping my interest tonight so I started something new. Oakley is being sweet and keeping me company
#catsoflitsy #oakleythecat

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
RaeLovesToRead Awww snuggly cat! 😍 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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Hippos are imported to the US in the 1800s to feed the populace, but a mishap allows a large group of hippos to escape and go feral, prompting a group of hippo wranglers to attempt to solve this little problem. It doesn‘t get much more wildly creative than that, eh? I really enjoyed this, but it‘s so violent I don‘t think I‘ll continue with the series. I do think Gailey‘s a gem, though.

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LyndyG
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Has anyone read this? I just finished and wanted to hear everyone‘s thoughts.

BethM I read as did my #lmpbc group, it has river of teeth, her other story, and a bonus. It was so weird but I loved it 1y
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LaraS
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Immean...if this forward from the author doesn‘t make you want to read an alt-history Western with feral hippos, then nothin I say will.

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Texreader
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MsMelissa What the heck kind of a list is this? Two of the books aren‘t even historical fiction, which the article author even points out, and one book is history non-fiction. Obviously not written by someone who actually reads historical fiction 😂 2y
Texreader @Book_Fiend_Melissa Ha! I barely started it and decided to “bookmark” here on Litsy to read later and see who else might enjoy it. That‘s hilarious. I look forward to catching those! 2y
MsMelissa So, what did you think? They should have left the historical fiction part out of the title 😄 2y
Texreader @Book_Fiend_Melissa Finally read it and i think a few of them aren‘t historical fiction, ie one is nonfiction and one is an alternate history. Wonder why they bothered with such a misleading headline. 2y
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danimgill
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This was an imaginative and engaging alternate history set in an 1890s US full of hippos that was based on the seed of a real idea from back then. The story centers on a caper complete with the usual ragtag group of crime specialists, only way more diverse and interesting. My only complaint is that I wish it had been longer (and that I wish goodreads reviewers would learn about they/them pronouns and nonbinary characters, sigh)

ozma.of.oz I felt the same way about length! I wanted this and the sequel to both be longer! I wanted more time with these characters. 2y
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ozma.of.oz
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Non-binary time! 💛🤍💜🖤

(I‘m including Lock In, because although Chris isn‘t explicitly labeled non-binary, I think the whole existence of threeps lends itself to a gender identity outside of a binary, and also because I love it)

#pridemonth #bookflag #nonbinary

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Lucy_Anywhere
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An crime caper set in 1850s Louisiana with a diverse cast of hippo-riding cowboys? Exactly my kind of read! I loved the idea and I think I would have come to adore the characters too. There was A LOT going on, though, and I'm not sure I completely followed the plot. If only this had been longer with more time for character development, I'd have loved it!

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Lucy_Anywhere
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First #BFC Check-In for this round @wanderinglynn The brave new world of remote teaching has taken a bit of getting used to, so I'm well chuffed with the three books I managed to read this week! With the gyms closed here, I've had to switch my gym goal to daily yoga. I'm not minding the shutdown too much at the moment - it's quiet and sunny, I chat to students at least once a day, and the air pollution has dropped like a stone!

wanderinglynn Way to be flexible! 🙌🏻 You‘ve definitely embraces this week‘s motto. 🎉 3y
Meaw_catlady Yes !! You can do it!! Do you use yoga with Adriene for your at home yoga? 3y
Lucy_Anywhere @Meaw_catlady Yes! She's great! One good thing about the shutdown is that I can use yoga to switch off immediately after work 😁 3y
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UnRuLee
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Okay but is anybody else madly in love with Hero? Discuss. (Next up, Taste of Marrow.)

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Deifio
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1) Before we moved 4 years ago we sold lots of books. I do all three, but I mostly buy ebooks
2) At the moment ages. I only read a couple if pages every day
3) Tagged. I loved the premise but the writing was weird

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

UwannaPublishme I can relate to #2. It takes me ages to finish a book, especially when I‘m reading a few at a time. 😆 3y
Deifio @UwannaPublishme I didn't used to read several books at a time. It gets confusing and maybe that's why I don't read as much these days. The other reason being lack of sleep 😅 3y
Eggs Re: confusing — yessss @Deifio (edited) 3y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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So who knew that Hippos, the frontier South and a gang of anti-heroes could work so well together in a book. This book is awesome and the author get kudos for exchanging hippos for horses. 🦛🦛

brilliantglow There is some semblance of facts in this though. They did try to bring hippos to the south states to farm for meat. It's kind of crazy 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Imagine, if you will, the American south is the old Wild West, and the swamps and rivers are full of feral, man-eating hippos. Our heroes are a ragtag bunch of colorful, criminal-type tamed-hippo-riding characters.

This novella packs all of that into a fun caper that was really a delight to read. I will be reading the second book!

Another great #NewYearWhoDis pick from @sebrittainclark 🙌🏻

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

monalyisha Very cool! 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Glad you liked it! 😄 3y
Addison_Reads Love this book! 💚 3y
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Read66
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Fun alternative history western with cowboys and hippos. Nice character development although there were a lot of characters to keep track of...

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Addison_Reads
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Since I read fiction, nonfiction, ya, and graphic novels, I cheated and picked 10 from each category so I didn't have to narrow down too much. Choosing these was like picking which pet or kid I love more...😂

Here's my #Top10oftheDecade #FictionEdition.

Any friends who have not already done this, I'd love to see your picks.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego RPO almost made my list. Such a good book! 3y
Hooked_on_books I love that you choose We Sold Our Souls. I just love Grady Hendrix and gobble his books as soon as I can get my hands on them. 3y
Addison_Reads @Hooked_on_books I love all his books too. I'd never read him before Litsy. You know he has a book coming out in 2020? I can't wait! 😁 3y
Addison_Reads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego My inner 80s child couldn't pass up putting RPO in here. 😁 3y
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t know! Super exciting. 🥳 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I enjoyed this alternative history, speculative fiction, western short story. In fact, I think this will qualify as a #genrebusting choice for #Booked2019.

Once in American history there was a discussion of bringing hippos to the states as a cattle species in the marshes & bayous of the south. This story is set in a world where cowboys and gunfights occurred with hippos, such a fun imaginary trip based on an alternate historical possibility.

JSW I‘ve always loved hippos; I may need this on principle. 😂😂😂 3y
TheSpineView Great job!🤩🤩🤩 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow. That is kind of crazy! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Right! It made me think of that part in The World Without Us and the discussion of bringing in elephants into the plains to basically replace the buffalo. Crazy and so fun to think about. 3y
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Addison_Reads
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Day 6. #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

@rachelsbrittain If you haven't been asked already, would you like to join? Simply post 7 book covers you love for 7 days. No explanation needed. Try to tag another Litten each day to keep the fun going.

rachelsbrittain I haven't! Thanks for tagging me 😊 (Also, LOVE this book.) 3y
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Pogue
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OMG this was the most erotic book I have read. The relationship with Hero and Houndstooth made me sweat and it was not at all graphic! Just hot. I loved this book.

Prairiegirl_reading I had no idea!! 3y
Pogue @Prairiegirl_reading neither did I, the narrator made this book for me. He did an amazing job. 3y
Prairiegirl_reading @Pogue my Libby doesn‘t have it. 😫 3y
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Angitron
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I wasn‘t totally blown away by this one, but I enjoyed it well enough. It‘s an alternate history Western in which hippos are used very similarly to horses. There are wacky characters and a caper at the center of the story. I feel like it could‘ve used a longer treatment - I didn‘t bond with the characters as much as I liked. But the world building was good and zany enough to keep things interesting!

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sebrittainclark
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5/5

I can't believe it took me so long to read this novella.

It imagines the south as a wild west where the marshes are filled with hippos. The characters are all really fascinating, and the plot had me completely immersed in the world. I can't wait to read the sequel!

cathysaid “Man-eating hippo mayhem is my new favorite mayhem.“ 😂 There's a sentence that will likely never be used again. 3y
rachelsbrittain Can't believe you haven't already started the sequel with that cliffhanger! 3y
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kyraleseberg
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Such a fun novella!
Alternate history where the US govt bred hippos in the LA marshes for meat. Now they hire Winslow Houndstooth to rid the area of the feral creatures to open the river back up to trade boats headed for the Gulf. A rag tag group of criminals is assembled to accomplish the task and allow Houndstooth to exact revenge on a man from his past.
Awesome diverse character representation and a weird and entertaining plot!

Addison_Reads 💚 such a great book. Make sure to read the sequel, Taste of Marrow. It's fun too. 3y
kyraleseberg @Addison_Reads Already placed a hold at my library! 🙌 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Mehso-so

Book 2 of #24in48 finished. I have three others in progress because options. 🤣

I have to admit I didn‘t love this as much as the hype said I would. I don‘t own the rest of the series and most likely won‘t continue. #unpopularopinion

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Starting to get a little tired despite my two naps today. 🤭

Moving this party to bed and starting this novella. I will definitely have to finish it in the morning. #24in48

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xicanti
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I hit 8:13 for #24In48 while I finished RIVER OF TEETH, a book that started a bit rough but soon won me over. I immediately requested the duology omnibus from the library because I‘ve gotta see what‘s next for the surviving members of the crew.

Now I‘m gonna give my eyes a small rest (and my ereader time to recharge) with a comic, some poetry, and my daily chapter of INDIGENOUS MEN AND MASCULINITIES.

TK421 I really liked River of Teeth. ❤Hippos!❤ 3y
xicanti @TK421 so many hippos! 🦛 3y
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Lindy
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A pulp Western … except it‘s set in an alternate Wild Wild American South … and it‘s got hippos instead of horses and cattle … and the band of merry outlaws are gay, lesbian and non binary. I ignored the questionable stereotyping and let the ridiculous fun of it carry me away. It‘s short—a 4-hour #audiobook—and I‘ve got the second half of this duology queued up next in Hoopla.

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Lindy
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Something swampy, something blue, something translated, something true. #ReadingEnvySummerChallenge
@ReadingEnvy

ReadingEnvy I skimmed back in your reviews to see if these are tbr or finished? I will be interested in your opinion about River of Teeth! A coworker recently read it and emailed the whole library about it, ha! 4y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy I read all four of these in May. 😊 Haven‘t had a chance to review River of Teeth yet but I‘ve been back-and-forthing with @tournevis about the bad French in it. 4y
tournevis @readingency Yeah, I rage quit it. Couldn't stand the stereotypes and the lack of basic research. @Lindy 4y
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ReadingEnvy @Lindy I've struggled to keep up with litsy but I'll go back to find them! Your blue is on my list. 4y
ReadingEnvy Also congrats! 4y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Here‘s something translated: (edited) 4y
andrew61 Great choices lindy 4y
Lindy @andrew61 Thanks! 4y
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RedbagReadbooks
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This book. Batman returns in the background and my daughter Gracyn playing Minecraft. Good evening. Oh ....and I have wine 🍷

TK421 I loved this one. Enjoy!☺ 4y
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speljamr
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This was a fun adventure and I'll follow up with the rest of the series. It did feel like there was a lot crammed into a small novella. I think I'd have preferred to see this world and it's characters explored in more detail with a full novel or series of novels.

#fantasy

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speljamr
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1. Quietly reading
2. Getting 3rd row tickets to a RUSH concert.
3. River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey - tagged on post
4. Thomas Jefferson
5. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

#friyayintro @howjessreads

BarbaraTheBibliophage 💚☘️👊🏻💚☘️👊🏻 4y
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tournevis
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#friyayintros @howjessreads
1️⃣ None, I'm not Irish.
2️⃣ It's a cliché, but luck does not exist. There is probability and happenstance.
3️⃣ I tried to read it, but I bailed. Actually, I raged quit it.
4️⃣ H. Léander d'Entremont. You won't find him in the history books but he was one super ambitious, highly diluted curmudgeon! What a guy!
5️⃣ I'll send love and kisses. Let's start with you @howjessreads 😘😘😘😘😘

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tournevis
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Bailedbailed

That's it! I'm done. This book could have been so good. Archie would be a great character were she not a walking cliché with inane speaking patterns and bad French grammar. It's profoundly insulting. It's sloppy and I blame both Gailey and whoever was her editor for this. Such stereotypes would have condemned her had they been about African-Americans or Natives, but it's just a Créole, a Francophone, so who cares? I DO! Bye!

sk888888 It was one of the craziest books I ever read. Srsly. 4y
tournevis @sk888888 I liked the crazy. A lot. I could have done without the offensive stereotypes. 4y
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tournevis
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This novella is fun. Were it not for the broken French grammar, the clichéd and incorrect attempts are representing a French accent, and the absence of orthographic accents, I'd be delighted by it. Right now, I'm annoyed. She is Créole in the 1850s. So, it should be 'Régina'. It should be 'Un instant' and the Hs should be exaggerated, not absent. And there is such a thing as feminine and masculine in French. But did the author enquire? Check?

Lindy I just listened to this on audiobook so I scrolled back to see what other Littens thought. I agree with your point about stereotypes, but I have reservations about condemning the way a French accent is portrayed, since they vary. I don‘t know Creole, but Francophone Albertans drop the initial ‘h‘ in words like “have”. They tend to add an ‘h‘ to words that don‘t have it. “Hugger” instead of “auger” for example, with an aspirated ‘h.‘ 4y
tournevis @Lindy I know they vary. That's my point. One of the things I teach is how Francophones vary and have varied in North America since 1600. This one is bad, inaccurate, wrong and stereotyped, and the accent is wrong. I don't know how it sounds in the audiobook, but dollars to doughnuts it's a fake contemporary Parisian accent that's used, same as in the book, which would NOT be the one this Creole woman is using at that time. Lot's to say. 4y
Lindy @tournevis The French accent in the audiobook (read by Peter Berkrot) is horrible. Do any French speakers pronounce the ‘Ls‘ in filles? 4y
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tournevis @Lindy There are a couple words, usually proper names, that are pronounced as Ls instead of Ys, but they are exceptions. Fille is Fiye. This guys is wrong blame the recording producer. 4y
Lindy @tournevis That‘s exactly what I thought about double Ls. I‘m fully bilingual; it was my mom‘s first language and I attended a French language school in northeastern Alberta. 4y
tournevis @Lindy Fun fact, there are two French accents in Alberta, or at least there used to be, depending on whether the community was mostly colonized by French Canadians from Quebec or by Belgians. They are very similar, but with some differences in how much English there's in it and how As are pronounced. 4y
Lindy @tournevis I know there were at least two in St Paul. My school mates spoke with an accent my mother disdained. She said they sounded like peasants. Her ancestors (Desaulniers and Charron) immigrated to New France from the Alsace region in the mid-17th c. In the 19th c, they moved back and forth between Quebec and Lowell, Massachusetts. 4y
Lindy When I first spent time in France, I was embarrassed when a Parisian called my accent virgin. It reminded me of my mother‘s scolding. I resolved to switch to a Parisian accent and since then have been unable to switch back. One of the hardest things for me to change was the A in Jacques. I grew up pronouncing it like a drawn-out ow when you hurt yourself. 4y
tournevis @Lindy F**K him. He does not know anything about the history of the French language and deserves a good schooling. The current Parisian accent is what lawyers used to speak before the French revolution, because after the 1790s, if you were education and not dead, you did not want to speak like the King. Most current North American French accents are derived from Royal French. 4y
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Lostinagoodbook
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This book was bonkers in a good way 😁
Another great novella from Tor. I love them so much I can‘t even tell you!
#americanhippo #NotACaper #cowboys

tournevis It's on my TBR. Maybe I should just read it next! 4y
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CorLie
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Mehso-so

This didn't quite work for me.

It's a heist/western combo. The Western part works, but there heist doesn't have the momentum that it needs. I want the feeling that there villain/antagonist is one step ahead of me, but that the heroes are two steps ahead of them and I need to keep reading to catch up with everyone. This villain was too mustache-twirly. The heroes were too naive. The plan was blah.

#ReadHarder #ReadHarder2019 Alternate History

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Lea
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Wow this was interesting! It‘s an action packed caper in the early 20th century with cowboy riding hippos, gender fluidity, romance, and alternative US history. What‘s not to love? #diversereads #librarybook
#readharderchallenge - alt history

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CorLie
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Sometimes you get a good feeling about a book from the very first page. The quote jumped out at me.

Just starting River of Teeth for the #ReadHarder challenge.
#ReadHarder2019

night_shift This is a really good one! 4y
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Schnoebs
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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3.75⭐️

This was a fun, quick paced sci-fi novella about the aftermath of a Congressional decision to bring Hippos to Louisiana as an alternative food source. There was a little insta love but the amount of flirting from all characters made it easy to get over. And super casual discussion of sexual fluidity. I thought it was excellent lgbtq rep!

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It took me a while to figure out the gender fluidity, especially given the time period of the book. It was a fun adventure! 4y
Schnoebs @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled that‘s understandable. I work in a mental health Ed where we focus on proper terminology for gender fluidity so I‘ve been very used to it and picked it up quick. I just really appreciated how casual it was in the entire story 4y
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