Abe Lincoln Vanquisher of the Confederacy, Killer of Vampires

In Entertainment, Strange on March 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of th...

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He was the 16th President of the United States and it’s generally accepted more books have been written about him than any other president.

There’s even a book that has 101 things you probably didn’t know about Lincoln, presumably even if you had read most of the other books.

As it turns out, even if you had read all of those books, chances are you never would have learned about Lincoln’s true story — the story of his career as a vampire hunter.

But thanks to Seth Graeme-Smith, we now know the truth.

His new book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was released on Tuesday and we can finally learn “the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.”

It should be noted here that Graeme-Smith’s previous novel was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which he “co-wrote” with Jane Austen.

And while there’s plenty of reason to be a bit skeptical of these literary mashups, as Entertainment Weekly pointed out, Graeme-Smith’s book deserves a lot of credit for the “satisfying desire it awakens to read the remix and the original side by side.”

And Entertainment Weekly’s not the only one to notice Graeme-Smith is on to something.

First, there was the news that Natalie Portman has optioned Zombies.

Then, for the Lincoln book, his publisher has come up with a pretty good trailer.

Which maybe inspired Tim Burton’s decision to option it.

Maybe not. Either way, I’m glad that Lincoln’s real story is finally being told.


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