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American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
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Sometimes a concept is overall better than the execution. Such as it is with this collection, which advertises itself as an alternate history where the proposal to relocate hippos in the United States actually occurs.

These two stories are less about a world with American hippos and more a few traditional western-style tales with hippos replacing other livestock. I came for a tale on how the economy or politics of the time may have changed and was presented something a lot less invigorating. They’re well-written enough, and I’m sure many will find this compelling on its own, but I felt like this was more a bait-and-switch than a truly sound tale.
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Reading Progress

May 22, 2018 – Started Reading
May 22, 2018 – Shelved
May 22, 2018 – Shelved as: arcs-manuscripts
May 22, 2018 – Shelved as: books-i-own-on-kindle
May 22, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley-edition
May 26, 2018 – Shelved as: read-fantasy-and-horror
May 26, 2018 – Finished Reading

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