Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, #1)

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..." 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.


Reviewed: 2021-04-27
I started this book for Halloween. I thought it would be a fun read. I got to chapter four and I stopped. This book made me pretty angry because of the way that Grahame-Smith portrays Lincoln. Lincoln is an American hero. Lincoln's real life is interesting enough without all the vampires; he does not need them to be cool. Another thing that upset me is how Grahame-Smith talks about the Lost Colony. I live about 100 miles from Roanoke Island where the Lost Colony was located. I know the story of the Lost Colony and I also know several of the theories of the colonists disappearance. Most of the people who read this book probably do not even know about the Lost Colony. The stuff in ALVH having to do with the Lost Colony does not even seem relevant to the story. It was after the section about the Lost Colony that I put the book down and walked away.
Reviewed: 2018-12-09
It took me over a year to read this book. I was indifferent towards it. I neither disliked or enjoyed it.
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