Sunday, June 27, 2010

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

This is biography of Abraham Lincoln. It documents his birth and his growth into a masterful politician, the architect of the Civil War and his career as a vampire hunter.

My initial reaction to this book was hardly stellar. I even hesitated to read it. Not just due to the cloyingly ubiquitous use of vampire in the title but the pairing of the grossly overworked theme with Abraham Lincoln.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered I liked the book. It had sufficient historic accuracy to sate my former history teacher roots. In addition the book had plausible explanations for why vampires came to America, why Abe wanted to hunt them and why the Civil War was really fought.

The author was able to keep my attention and curb my incredulousness. He did a good job in a dramatically overcrowded genre.

I recommend the book.

Body of work of Seth Grahame-Smith

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