Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Hi folks! Today, I'd like to let you know about a book I recently got: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, written by Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters). Popular for slipping horrific elements into classical literature, Grahame-Smith relates the hidden truth of Abraham Lincoln. From the back of the book:

"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 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 the 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 that 140 years.
Using this journal as his guide and writing in the biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life of our greatest president for the first time - all while revealing the hidden story behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation."

As if that wasn't enough of a synopsis, here is the book trailer:

Pretty iteresting! Stay tuned for more posts on this book!


  1. I still can't believe that I bought you this book without too much grumbling on my part!

  2. Hey Nick.... Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters was written by Ben Winters ;) just thought i'd let you know

    I've seen this one around--i'm dying to read it! it looks hilarious. Can't wait to hear what you think.

  3. Eep! I stand corrected. Thanks Haley! I also can't wait for this one. There are also rumors of a movie adaptation comeing soon from Tim Burton!