If Seth Grahame-Smith were allowed to pen textbooks, you can only imagine how many more students would actually pay attention in History class. Granted theyâ€™d also end up believing that vampires were in charge of keeping slavery alive in the South, but at least theyâ€™d be paying attention.
Grahame-Smith, author of the surprise best seller Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, does a brilliant job of weaving actual history with a fantastical story about vampires that emigrated from Europe when the Colonies were founded as a way to find their utopia and take over the New World and those who hunt them.
Youâ€™d be forgiven for assuming this book was simply schlock, with a stone faced Lincoln holding a bloody axe on the cover of the book and a severed head in his grip on the back jacket. But far from schlock, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter takes a clever concept and witty, well-researched writing to tell one of the most riveting stories to ever make it into historical fiction.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith /Grand Central Publishing/352 pages