Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter / Seth Grahame-Smith.
By: Grahame-Smith, Seth.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 336 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0446563080 :.Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Fiction | Vampires -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6
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|Bestseller||University of Texas At Tyler Bestseller Collection - 2nd Floor||PS 3607 .R348 A64 2010 (Browse shelf)||Available|
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Reviews provided by Syndetics
Library Journal ReviewTwo 19th-century world leaders, Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria, join the fight against the evil undead. The author of the best-selling literary mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies tackles a fantasy biography of Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter. Although the title might signify humor, there is none-at least intentional. Seth, a would-be writer, obtains the secret journals of Lincoln's encounters with vampires and turns them into a biography. The story begins promisingly, but as interactions with the undead pile up, the plot becomes less and less believable. Verdict Purchase only where requested. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/09.] In the pseudonymous Moorat's fantasy, June 19, 1837, heralds an auspicious night. The young Princess Victoria, only 18, becomes England's new monarch. Demon forces hatch a plan to take down the queen and usurp her empire. The story, told with delightful, understated British humor, is not for the squeamish. The zombie scenes are especially disgusting, as zombies have appalling table manners. Yet within this gory tale lurks a beautiful romance between Victoria and Albert proving that love can conquer all. Verdict Recommended for historical urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans.-Patricia Altner, Biblioinfo.com, Columbia, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsSeth Grahame-Smith is an author and a film and television writer/producer. His books include How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Unholy Night, and The Last American Vampire. In addition to adapting the screenplay for his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, he also wrote Tim Burton's film Dark Shadows.
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