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Abraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Jun 03, 2012

it was amazing
Read in May, 2012

I decided to read this book because the title itself is very intriguing and there's a movie adaptation coming out this summer. So, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is about a journal that has passages that describe a man and his encounters with the supernatural creatures known as vampires. But as the reader gets deeper and deeper into this journal, he finds out that it belongs to none other than the big-bearded, hat-wearing president, Abraham Lincoln. My favorite quote of the book was, "The day Henry made a choice... that some men are just too interesting to die." This was the last quote of the book and it just ends this incredible story with a huge BANG! This book had a perfect blend of gory violence, dark humor, and genuine heart. We know that this is 100% fiction, but Seth Grahame-Smith manages to make everything that happens so convincing and belivable with his stylized writing. Also, what makes everything so interesting are the little twists that Grahame-Smith establishes with the historical figures that had huge parts in some of Lincoln's accomplishments. People like Jefferson Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, and Ulysses S. Grant. The personalities they end up having are so creative and even somewhat funny because we know that these people would never do things like this. But the best parts are definitely when Old Abe is using his axe to slice up vampires. They're so much fun to read and I can't wait to see how the movie re-creates them. Definitely check this one out!
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Patricia Glad to hear you liked this book... It is next on my "must read" list! Can't wait.

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