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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Book Review-Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. How could I not pick this book up? I love history, politics and vampires so this was a must read!

It is written in the form of the author being given Abe's secret diaries which chart his harsh upbringing, love and loss, political ambition and of course his time as President and assassination. However here comes the vampire twist. His mother was killed by a vampire to settle his father's debts to said vampire so Abe decides to become a vampire hunter, something that recurs through his life. Abe's history is woven in with his vampire dealings and I found this to be a good read. I particularly like his Presidential years with The Civil War.

A good mixture of history and mythology. It lacks the humour of his other books but it was still a good read.

has all of those. In the book you discover a dark path the author thought up based on Lincoln’s past. Seth Grahame-Smith captures an ever lasting memory of Lincoln’s efforts to rid the United States of slavery with his own little twist. The life of Abraham Lincoln reveals how hard it was to life in the time he did; with all of the hard manual labor, the lack of jobs, and the poor medicine.

In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a whole new world is revealed. In the book Grahame-Smith takes the numerous fictitious journals written by Abe Lincoln and put his life into a book if vampires were real and were the cause of all his grief and pain. Abe Lincoln is beside himself when he learns of his mother’s poor health. After a few years he discovers what he thought couldn’t be real. He learned of vampires. After he learns a vampire is the reason his mother had passed away he vowed to kill every vampire in the U.S.A. Originally Abe only thought there was on kind of vampires; EVIL, but his views changed when a vampire saved his life and shortly became his life long friend. Years go by and Lincoln had won a congress seat and now as he is president he is afraid of one thing. He is afraid of leaving his children with no father and a wife with no husband. Lastly, Grahame-Seth puts a huge twist on one of the most tragic events in American history.

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