Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
June 16, 2012
I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States. And also, vampires.
We all know the pertinent facts about Abraham Lincoln:
- He could write a pretty good speech.
- He made unfortunate choices in evening entertainment.
- He totally rocked the top hat.
- He was an accomplished and dedicated slayer of vampires.
You didn’t know that last one? Indeed, according to author Seth Grahame-Smith, Lincoln was not only the Commander in Chief of the Civil War-fractured United States, but wielded a pretty wicked axe when the occasion warranted. He swore to both uphold the Constitution and to eradicate vampires from the earth. He was successful until the night he shared a date with destiny with vampire John Wilkes Booth and met his own demise. Or did he? (Hint: following that fateful night, he could only make public appearances at night. And garlic was no longer on the menu.)
Grahame-Smith’s satire became an instant success when published, leading to the inevitable summer entertainment that hits the big screen June 22nd. Before you load up on popcorn and settle in to enjoy the movie, stop by MCPL and pick up your copy of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Graham-Smith. History class somehow left out this chapter of a beloved American saga; now is your chance to catch up!
If you enjoy your favorite legends and classics being tweaked by a paranormal touch, take a look at these titles, all available at MCPL:
- Android Karenina by Ben H. Winters
- Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Graham-Smith
- Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin
- Little Vampire Women by Lynn Messina
- Alice in Zombieland by Nickolas Cook
- Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat
- Wuthering Bites by Sarah Grey
- Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland
- The Meowmorphosis by Franz Kafka
- Romeo and Juliet and Vampires by Claudia Gabel
- Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
- The Zombies of Lake Woebegotton by Harrison Geillor
- Grave Expectations by Sherry Browning Erwin
Enjoy, and remember: "A house divided usually means someone is a Vampire and someone has a stake."
North Independence Branch