Nov 4, 2011

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Review

Written by the same mastermind behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith tackled in this historical horror the secret life of the sixteenth president of the United States of America. The story is told by Abe himself through a long chronicles of journalism, starting when he was eleven years old. It's your typical revenge-premise of fallen family members spurring unmitigated rage that only festers over the years. But from that average and ordinary plot evolves a lot of twists, turns, politics and cameos. For example, how does his passion for vampire hunting fit into the Civil War? How does it fit into his presidency?

As you can probably expect from the title, this piece is driven by it's entertainment value more than anything else. The book had it's faults such as dry personalities, lack of character development, and a poorly thrown together ending, but the fight scenes and horror scenes not only guide you through to the next chapter, they make you want to read the next chapter.

Overall, I rate this book 3 3/4 *'s out of 5, or 7 1/2 *'s out of 10. There may be better fiction out there, but I certainly don't regret my time reading this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in the premise.

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