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× Read × Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Ò If it s your tendency to roll your eyes at literary mashups such as Jane Slayer and Android Karenina, then I bet they rolled back into your head when what seems to be an affront to the greatest president in American history was published Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Mine certainly did, and I m a fan of Lincoln and vampires However, Seth Grahame Smith, who also wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, did extensive research into Lincoln and the politics and culture of Lincoln s time and he entertainingly meshes everything we know about Honest Abe, his family and peers, his road to the presidency, and the Civil War with the rise and fall of vampires in America If you want to know why CRO was carved into a tree at the Roanoke settlement, how the Confederacy really won the First Battle of Bull Run, or simply why Lincoln favored that long, black coat, read the book and get educated in Americ I came across this book at Barnes Noble while I was at Union Station in DC and had to call a friend who has encyclopedic knowledge of books of this genre.
I was pulled in immediately by the cover and decided that I was going to buy it on my way home.
How could you not want to read a book about someone like Lincoln, who seemingly faced tragedy upon tragedy in his personal life only to be doubly tested in his political life.
The book is built on the premise that Lincoln kept a series of secret journals over his lifetime chronicling his life long battle against the dark forces of vampires, including their role in the Civil War and the perpetuation of slavery.
While the premise is, of course, ludicrous, I found I just couldn t put the book down As if Lincoln needed another dimension added to his heroic and t Indiana, Moonlight Falls Through The Dense Woods That Surround A One Room Cabin, Where A Nine Year Old Abraham Lincoln Kneels At His Suffering Mother S Bedside She S Been Stricken With Something The Old Timers Call Milk Sickness My Baby Boy She Whispers Before DyingOnly Later Will The Grieving Abe Learn That His Mother S Fatal Affliction Was Actually The Work Of A VampireWhen The Truth Becomes Known To Young Lincoln, He Writes In His Journal, Henceforth My Life Shall Be One Of Rigorous Study And Devotion I Shall Become A Master Of Mind And Body And This Mastery Shall Have But One Purpose Gifted With His Legendary Height, Strength, And Skill With An Ax, Abe Sets Out On A Path Of Vengeance That Will Lead Him All The Way To The White HouseWhile 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 That Is, Until Seth Grahame Smith Stumbled Upon The Secret Journal Of Abraham Lincoln, And Became The First Living Person To Lay Eyes On It In Than YearsUsing 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 Role Vampires Played In The Birth, Growth, And Near Death Of Our Nation The Abenator Very entertaining, very original, and lots of fun As hilariously irreverent as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, yet like that mash up Grahame Smith has woven his adaptions seamlessly into the original and his interjected dialogue sounds correct Especially noteworthy was the infusion of historical personages into his narrative, some vampires and some not.
Clearly well researched, this is a great read for Abe fans and vampire aficionados alike.
On the 4th of July it seems appropriate to go back and write a review on a book with one of our American presidents at the center of the action Maybe it would have been a little appropriate on President s Day, but the 4th is a good secondary option.
The genre of alternate history retelling the classics with monsters at the center of the story has become quite popular over the past decade While these titles interest me, I approach them with skepticism is the gimmick going to lead to a good story or a sloppy tale thrown together for a quick buck Luckily, my experience with these had been pretty good so far I thought this book was great Sure, a little cheesy and hokey at moments, but what a fun what if story Abraham Lincoln doing everything we know him for, but also kicking vampire ass in the process And, the format is really cool, too It is told like it re Without death, he answered, life is meaningless It is a story that can never be told A song that can never be sung For how would one finish itAbraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is an impeccable example of how history can be made interesting with strategy Even though I m vastly interested in history, reading huge textbooks or listening to commentaries still makes me sleepy I ve read about how Lincoln died many times now, from different sources, but I never understood why it happened I also never really knew much about him other than he was a former U.
S President I m sure that if I grew up in the U.
S then I would have vast knowledge of him, but sadly I didn t I heard that this book was heavily researched on, so I m guessing I now have at least a brief introduction on who Lincoln was as a President Events were obviously coated with the vampir Brilliant premise, but oh so clunky in execution This mish mash of historical texts and vampire hunting action chugged along dutifully to the end, much like a dry textbook on U.
S History With vampires I think my biggest gripe is that we are told again and again how great a man Lincoln is, how he could win over a crowd with his electrifying oratory, and yet we aren t shown it I wanted to feel it, with examples, not the author s assurances I also felt like Lincoln was kept at a distance from the reader emotionally Yes, we are told how much the deaths of his sons devastated him, but we don t see it And because the book tries to cover Lincoln s entire life, we rush from point to point, so abruptly Lincoln is older and no longer fighting vampires, without the s So Abraham Lincoln was the great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather of Sam and Dean Winchester Kidding.
Okay so this book was chopped into 3 parts The first chapter is The Boy it s basically about Abraham and how he was during childhood days Part 1 shows where Abraham started and how it him being a vampire hunter all started The 2nd part is actually the most fictitious part since it is the part where Abe is very much active in vampire hunting 3rd chapter, shows Abe s struggle through politics and his fight for presidency The Civil war and assassination was also included in the 3rd chapter The book was brilliant, It is a good mash uop of history and fiction I loved the fact that
Allow me to a little known history book, starring Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
Am I the only one who gets chills Abraham Lincoln was a little than a child when his mother passed due to a mysterious illness Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, her death was due to a vengeful vampire Abraham does what any sensible child would ve done pledged himself wholly and completely to eradicating the entire world of vampires As expected, plenty of heads rolled and bodies dismembered thoroughly enjoyable While I normally feel a bitoddwhen fictionalized accounts make light of serious topics i.
e slavery but this book does it in a tolerable way How The accuracy Grahame Smith intersperses real world events with his fictionalized account of Lincoln So, despite the axes flying, I was learning about history and Lincoln s life I m convinced he s a very clever I ve been a Wisconsinite my whole life I know cheese.
That said, I read 131 pages of this before I put it down After all, cheese can be fun.
However, ALVH was your store brand Velvetta than your aged sharp cheddar.
I kept reading for a couple of reasons.
1 It was SO much better than Pride Prejudice Zombies2 The concept was intriguing3 Much like a plate of cheesy nachos, one often keeps going back for when they really should stopI stopped reading because 1 The writing was plastic in parts and didn t fit the absurdity of the concept2 The illustrations were heinous3 The historical language was less than historical4 The author acknowledged Wikipedia as being an important part of his research5 I felt so many authors could have done it betterIt s campy, and it s fun in the way that things are fun if you re stuck in an airport, on a bus, or on the subway with no other source of entertainment.