Friday, July 13, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Media Tie-In)

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Graham-Smith 4/3/2012


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 actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe's father's unfortunate debts.

When the truth became known to the young Abraham Lincoln, he wrote in his journal: henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become learned in all things—a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose."

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for reuniting the North with the South and abolishing slavery from our country, no one has ever understood his valiant fight for what it really was. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time—all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War, and uncovering the massive role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

My Review:

Thrilling, Suspenseful and page turning. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book but it turns out that you get drawn into with in the first few pages and can’t put it down for fear you may miss something good if you do. For me it was a very interesting book and kept my attention right to the end.

I like how Seth gives the facts about Lincoln’s life , that to me made for a good review of history that you rarely think about and adding the vampires just made the book more interesting. At times I had to stop and remind myself that this is a work of fiction and not truth.

If you like History then you should really check out this book, for that alone it was worth the read and vampires are way cool too.


  1. My neighbor read it and said it was really good. So good infact that he wants to see the movie when it comes out. I might have to give it a try.

    1. The book was better than I thought it was going to be, Not sure if I want to see the movie,I have heard both good and bad for it.


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