I had told myself I would try Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter before I saw the movie. The movie is out on DVD now so I figured it was time to start the book. Its been several months since I first read Seth Grahame-Smith and his Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which still to this day I am not sure I loved or didn’t, so going after this book was a something I wasn’t still sure.
The premise of the book is basically Abraham Lincoln discovers vampires at an early age and swears to destroy each and everyone as they covered his life with death. Abraham becomes one of the best vampire hunters until he is stopped by John Wilkes Booth or is he?
So now that I have your attention I will say this Seth Grahame-Smith is a very interesting writer, strange but still interesting. I wasn’t enthralled with the book as it didn’t grasp my attention as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies did even with is absurdities. Now I am not saying this book is horrible as it is definitely not. The history of Lincoln’s life was intriguing but at times I felt a little bored with the history. The added aspect of vampires was kind of funny when Smith adds it into the text. I did like a little twist at the end of the book and actually the introduction that was written. It was clever to read and gave a certain mystery to the novel.
Overall again I am indifferent but can appreciate the idea behind this novel. Now as it happens I found myself picking up the movie the same night just out of sheer curiosity. The movie did grab me as I watched it. There were plenty of things that were cut out and the ending was okay. They ventured away from how the book ended but the movie was fun to watch all the same.