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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

5 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Seth Grahame-Smith

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..." … see full wiki

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Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
5 reviews about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
review by . April 08, 2010
Last year Seth Grahame-Smith became an internationally-recognized author with his horror mash-up PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. The book is about 70% of Jane Austen's original work with the other 30% Grahame-Smith's, filling in the holes of the story with a battle against zombies. The publication and huge success of the book has created a subgenre of literature: the horror mashup. There are now stories about Alice in Wonderland fighting the undead, Queen Victoria fighting demons, Robin Hood slaughtering …
review by . March 22, 2010
Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is making mischief again, this time with a literary mashup of Abraham Lincoln and vampires. I'm a huge fan of the sixteenth president, so I wasn't sure I would appreciate his being turned into a Yankee Van Helsing. But the book was generally well written and entertaining, even though it became a bit predictable, once you figured out who the vampires were. Also, the ending didn't work for me at all. Reading fiction is an exercise …
review by . March 22, 2010
I have been getting a bit tired at all the mash-ups that seem to have popped up in the past year. While I thoroughly enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it was because when it came out it was the first and therefore unique. After that book became a hit, I swear every time you turned around there was another literary classic being entangled in a battle with monster or some figment of imagination. Seriously, it made me sad that authors couldn't come up with something original, that they had to …
review by . March 12, 2010
Review courtesy of [...]    I was one of the many people who picked up Seth's previous book (and the one that started this revisionist horror trend) Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. It seemed like a no brainer to me. Jane Austen: great; Zombies: great; Jane + zombies: somehow not so great. Jane ended up getting abridged/altered beyond what I could tolerate. But Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (AL:VH) promised not to trample all over a beloved classic while still throwing in a healthy …
review by . March 10, 2010
Grahame-Smith, Seth. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter", Grand Central Publishing, 2010.    History and Horror    Amos Lassen    I bet the majority of us did not know that Abraham Lincoln struggled with vampires or at least to Seth Grahame-Smith he did. I learned that honest Abe had a very personal mission to make sure that America would not succumb to vampires. First off, this is not a true story. The story is given to us seriously and …
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