Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Review: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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Title: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Version Reviewed: Finished Copy, paperback
*I purchased this book myself.*

GoodReads Summary:
Indiana, 1818. 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 dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When 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 House.
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. 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 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 role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
I heard about this book when it first came out by a woman that I worked with at the time.  She desperately wanted me to get the book so that she could borrow it.  When I learned that it was becoming a movie, I knew that I definitely had to get the book.

My husband read Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter in one day.  He just couldn't stop reading.  For me, however, it literally took weeks.  I enjoyed the book and loved it but it still took me forever to read.

The book was so realistic, well researched and believable that, in my opinion, it really made you wonder.  Could our world, our country and our government really hide something so big?  I could believe it.

Seth Grahame-Smith's introduction just made it all the more crazy and realistic.  I really can't wait to see the movie.

Favorite Character: Abraham and Henry.
Rating:  5 Stars.


1 comment:

  1. I loved the book and enjoyed the movie. I read it in one sitting!