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This book is phenomenal! Seriously, if you want a great page turner, while learning about one of the greatest orators in history, then please, please, please purchase, borrow, or if you must, buy a coffee and sit in B&N to read this novel.

Seth Grahame-Smith sifts through the history of Abe while beautifully and violently adding a gruesome twist. There are no long winded battle tales from the civil war, but instead a look at his youth, his family struggles, the tremendous losses he dealt with and of course his political strife. I now believe that Abe Lincoln saved the country from vampire rule with an ax and a gift with words (well not really).

Smith’s melding of historical fact and vampire myth is brilliantly subtle. The tragedies of Abe’s life are tweaked and his passion to end slavery harbors a new motive. He makes you a believer. However, it is extremely gruesome and if you are easily scared or have a true distaste for gore, then I would say read it with the lights on, or stay away. This is not for the faint of hearts.

Read it soon, because the movie is being edited as we speak…I can’t wait!

UPDATE: The movie also named Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, disappointingly sucked! Filled with ridiculous effects the movie was a spectacle…and not in a good way. Skip it.

 

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A dreamer, a writer, a critic, an avid reader and the endless seeker of enlightenment through education. Basically, that translates to a girl who loves to read and discusses what she is reading and writing with anyone who will listen so that she doesn’t have to think about her obscenely large student loan debt. She holds a BA in pre-law, a Masters from Northeastern University in Communication Management with a focus in Social Media Marketing and Personal Branding and is currently working on an MFA in creative writing, but believes she has learned the most from writing…lots and lots of writing. She is also the owner of the literary and lifestyle business marketing an management firm, Voir Media Group.
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