Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
- Constable and Robinson
- Publication Date:
- 21 April 2011
- Horror and Ghost Stories
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Who knew Honest Abe could have such a dark, vengeful side to him? An absorbing, inventive read that makes me wonder about all the history I thought I knew... Takes Lincoln's early years, loss of his mom, through young manhood to family man to President, fighting vamps all along the way. Great adventure, great read!
Abraham Lincoln was Bad Ass! We all know this to be true. The truth of HOW bad ass now that is completely new news. The fact that his fight against slaves was not only because of his belief in the ideas of america and that all men (and women) have an inherent right to be free, but also because of his oath to rid America of Vampires and the hold on the south that the slaves gave them. The story is told by Seth Graham as he tells us about a set of Journals that were given to him for this very purpose. Those connected to the events felt it was about time we know what really happened. The life and death situation that was truly fought over during the American civil war. How one amazing man effected us all.
Let me start off by saying that all textbooks should be like this. Add some sort of supernatural element and I’m totally into it. Having just entered a new school while my classmates were studying the Civil War, my knowledge of it was pretty…uh…miniscule. So, while the history is altered for the story, this novel got me all on the learning train and has made me want to research the topic to see how much of it is true.Young Abraham Lincoln’s mother was killed by a vampire. The boy is filled with the strength that comes with a need for vengeance and vows to kill every vampire in America. With the help of friend Henry Sturges, Abe becomes an efficient vampire hunter. The book follows Abe from childhood to his assassination, adding vampires into a believable percentage of his life.I didn’t expect this book to be gory. I mean, come on. It’s Abe Lincoln. How bad can it really be? But lo and behold, there’s axes going into brains and blood all over the place. It’s great (Stop questioning my mental health. I know you’re all thinking it.).The book is incredibly well-written. The combination of Abe’s journal entries and original text by the author made me think the book would be choppy and difficult to read, but it ended up being just the opposite. The passages from Abe’s journal are perfectly placed in the story and the narrator fills in only where he is needed. The two flow together nicely, the transitions seamless.Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was a great read, and it’s the complete opposite of the modern vampire novel. (Abe could kill Edward Sparkle-Pants in a second)
I loved this book! I always KNEW the vampires really caused the War Between the States :). Actually, it was rather impressive how this book really read like a biography, even though it's a work of fiction. It did come off a little campy, but really, what were you expecting? It was fun, and silly, and does well to explain the many mysteries surrounding Abraham Lincoln's life.
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