Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Author:Seth Grahame-Smith Seth Grahame-Smith's revision of a Jane Austen classic blew readers' minds and became an instant national bestseller. Now, he tackles our greatest president... — When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the "milk sickness." Only later did he learn that his mother's deadly affliction was... more » actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln's father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln. Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln's life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
The novel was so well written i had the hardest time finding a place to stop. It was absolutely mesmorizing with word and story. I truely kept having to remind myself this is "part fiction". The unique cover captured my attention first and then from the first page it keep my husband eating cold cuts and preparing his own meals for two days. I loved this book and i want to reread it, to make sure i didn't miss anything good. I still want to believe everything i read as it was so well presented, and what fun it would be to believe. I doubt this author can write anything that can top this, but i would be more than willing to read what ever he has written to see.
Bruce - reviewed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on
Helpful Score: 2
I'm not into the zombie/vampire genre but I just couldn't pass up a title like "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". I thought the book was very campy and entertaining. The author successfully intertwines history with fantasy and horror. The addition of the period "photos" and images was a masterstroke. At times, I almost forgot the book was fictitious.
As an Abraham Lincoln non-fiction fiend it was interesting to see how the author incorporated actual facts into the story. I had to work hard to let go "Hey, that didn't really happen" (for the personal history, obviously the vampire stuff was a given), but once I did it was a mildly entertaining read.