“I’ve been a slave to vampires for 30 years.”

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Right, as Ryan did a movie, I felt I should do a book.

Not just any book either. But the book that tells the true story of Abraham Lincoln and his hatred toward and determination to kill all vampires (in his spare time). I speak, of course, of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (the same guy who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.)

Grahame-Smith was lucky enough to find Lincoln’s journal entries, charting his exploits as a Hunter. They start when Lincoln is a young chap, no more than 9 or 10, when his mother dies. After he discovers the death of his mother was the result of vampires, Lincoln vows vengeance.

“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…”

The path Lincoln strides, with his skill with the axe and advantageous height, will eventually lead him to the White House and his unfortunately bitter end.  Through the entries, the true history behind the Civil War is revealed. Photography is also supplied to help support Lincoln’s inconvenient truth of the bloodsuckers (not that he’s telling the American people about them).

And Lincoln’s alone. He has his own trinity of assistants. Because, well, it’s a lot of work hunting vampires and running American.

This read is surprisingly flawless. The writing is clear cut and serious. Lincoln’s voice is sharp, angry, determined and resigned all at once. It’s extremely engaging.

You cannont escape good o'l Abe.

You cannot escape good ol' Abe

Grahame-Smith also did some serious planning and research with this novel, careful to insert the bloodsuckers in unsuspecting ways into slavery and the war. The back-story involving his grandfather and the colonies is actually fascinating. And his vampires are in no way keeping with the current trend, like Twilight or Vampire Diaries. They’re ruthless and violent. Smart, too.

The truth behind the journal entries is the unsuspectingly big role that the vampires played in the birth and growth of our American nation. They also almost destroyed it, but, hey, we had Abraham Lincoln on our side.

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