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Week #10: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith

Welcome to week 10 of the “52 Books in 52 Weeks [1]” series!  If you haven’t seen all the books take a moment and catch up [1]!

This week I read “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith [2] (this link takes you through to Amazon).  Before you close this post because of the title let me tell you- it was a great book.

While the premise seems completely unrealistic when you think about Abraham running around all Buffy-like, the author basically takes a bioigraphy of Lincoln and wraps a vampiric sub-plot inside.  The book begins with his childhood and moves through his adult life, tracing his journey from a son of a poor slightly alcoholic man to the President of the United States.  All the huge events of his life taught in school are shaped by vampires including his views on slavery.

I don’t want to divulge too much of the plot because I think for those who like history and something with a supernatural twist this is the perfect book.

It is one of those books that you KNOW isn’t true and yet you have to remind yourself several times because it seems so real.  The writing is incredible and easy to read.  It was so interesting I stayed up two nights in a row late to finish it.  I have heard this authors other books are nothing in comparison to this manuscript.

If you have a history buff in your house who likes the supernatural this is a MUST READ book.