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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Seth Grahame-Smith

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Title:Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Authors:Seth Grahame-Smith
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 352 pages
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Tags:Civil war, presidents, history

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (2010)


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4.0 out of 5 stars Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, April 22, 2012

This review is from: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Kindle Edition)
This book will surprise you. It's not at all what you think, and after reading about it, caught my interest. Pick it up, you won't be sorry. ( )
  VirginiaMckevitt | Sep 19, 2014 |
Overall it was an interesting read. I have always though Lincoln was a fascinating man, from his humble beginnings to his presidency. The one thing I feared though was that the author wouldn't bring the book back full circle and explain some of the things from the beginning of the book. That was the only frustrating part of the book...who were the other 11 people that he could share the book with? Why did Henry pick him? What happened to Lincoln that he wasn't with Henry at the beginning? Lots of questions left open. Other than that, overall a good book. ( )
  pennylane78 | Sep 5, 2014 |
Decent read and much much better than the movie. ( )
  areadingmachine | Aug 19, 2014 |
This book was really, really charming. That may sound like an odd way to describe a book portraying our 16th president as the country's most successful vampire hunter, but it's the phrase that jumps most quickly to mind. This book, written in every way as if it were a true history, portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln from his early childhood in Kentucky through his assassination (and beyond...?). It is the story that any student of American history has been raised to know, with a few interesting...additions.

My only problem with this book, and the reason that it gets four stars instead of five, is that it is written TOO much like a history...and at times suffers from the dryness of that genre. Other than that, it is creative and fun, and the author is truly able to make a plausible story and make it completely possible that maybe the Civil War was a fight between vampire factions...

Ok, maybe not. But it's still fun. ( )
  sammii507 | Aug 19, 2014 |
Though its slavery/vampirism comparisons are reaching at best, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is surprisingly well-written and the best that the mash-up genre has to offer. ( )
  Birdo82 | Jul 26, 2014 |
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Despite the bluntness with which it works vampires into the American fabric, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a fun read... As a secret history... it rests on a good idea, and stays true to its own internal logic and to the world it builds for itself.
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Grahame-Smith's sophomore effort outlasts the kitsch value of its title, and freed from the constraints of updating (or defacing, depending on one's viewpoint) a revered literary gem, the writer delivers a well-constructed, surprisingly satisfying narrative that straight-faces its absurd premise: that Honest Abe, the 16th president of the United States, led a secret life slaying the fanged undead.
I'll have to admit, I sort of had a love-hate relationship with this book.

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The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
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Abraham Lincoln, having realized that his mother's death was caused by a vampire, embarks on a plan of revenge that takes him all the way to the White House.
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While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years.

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