There has been so much written about Abraham Lincoln, that when Miriam Parker from Hachette Book Group contacted me with another offer of a book review I thought what else could there possibly be to write another book on Lincoln, then I read the title “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.” That did it I had to read this book.
Seth Grahame-Smith tells the life story of Abraham Lincoln through the long-lost Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln. He comes upon the journal by a mysterious stranger named Henry.
When Lincoln was young his mother Nancy died from “milk sickness,” which I thought okay, several of my ancestors died of the same thing. Then later Lincoln learns from his father Thomas, that his mother was really killed by a vampire who was collecting a debt that Thomas couldn’t pay back. This is when Lincoln swore to destroy all vampires.
As you travel through Lincoln’s journal you will learn all the interesting people Lincoln associated with like Edgar Allen Poe and some very interesting tidbits like the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke. Lincoln became very skilled with his ax and an excellent tracker when it came to tracking vampires. The journeys that Lincoln traveled down during his lifetime, reveals some very hard learning experiences but also some happy ones.
Grahame-Smith does a good job in presenting true historical facts while including the vampires that Lincoln encounters. There are a few non-facts but if you know your history you’ll know what ones they are.
I would like to add that this is a great read. You will never be board or want to put the book down. Grahame-Smith does a good job in keeping your attention plus will keep you entertained. The book has 336 pages but don’t let that discourage you. I highly recommend “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.”
Also wanted to add that the Lincoln Library in Springfield and the Smithsonian are supporting this book with author events. The book is released for purchase today - 3-2-2010.