Thursday, September 9, 2010

Abrahm Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith has done it again.  Taking a cue from the current Vampire craze he has spun a fascinating tale weaving a plague of vampires into the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

At an early age, Abraham Lincoln watched his mother die from the dreaded "milk sickness" but it wasn't until later into his teens that he learns the truth.  She was killed by vampires to keep Abe's father under the vampire's control.  He makes a pledge to pursue vampires, no matter the cost.  His legendary height and strength are advantages that Abe is able to use in his quest to rid the United States of vampires.  He finds himself partnering with some unlikely partners and they are able to make a dent in the vampire population but the vampires have had years to create political strongholds in the country's info structure.

Abe narrowly makes it into the Presidential office in spite of the vampires attempt to assassinate him to prevent it.  He is not able to personally hunt vampires while in the White House and he is tormented by nightmares about the vampires pursuit of him and his loved ones.  Through his political power granted him by his position, Abe is able to weaken the vampire's power.  Part of the war against the vampires is waged on the battle  fields of the Civil War.  Abe is finally assassinated by Booth to stop the damages the vampires are taking from the power that Lincoln held.

This book is well written and I came away with a feeling of plausibility.  This is one story that i think would translate well to the big screen.

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