Book to Movie Buzz (#1)

I remember last year when I first joined GoodReads.  Right after I made a few friends, book recommendations started coming at me left and right.  There was one particular book, I thought was completely ridiculous judging from the title: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter  (I mean come on, he's always been viewed as a very peaceful man.  Besides we share the same birthday.)  Now that it will soon be a movie, I'm tempted to read it.  Sometimes the buzz of a book to movie and actually seeing is a motivation for me.  A book buddy gave this book a very high rating.  Since my friend's so hyped to see this on opening day, thanks to the hardcore trailers.  Last night, my friend said, and I quote, "Abraham Lincoln goes HAM." *LOL*  That doesn't even sound right together! I guess I'll be adding this one to the top of my TBR list!  This will be my very first historical-science fiction-alternate history-paranormal book:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith

Hardcover, First, 336 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Grand Central Publishing

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. 

Which came first, the Emancipation Proclamation or Fang Annihilation?  I shall soon find out! 


  1. Yes the trailers are awesome! I'm with you, i havn't read this either but i think i'll just watch the movie

  2. Hi there! I just started following your blog recently--I found it through another blog a few weeks ago. :D I have this book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I didn't even know they were making it into a movie until I started seeing trailers for it. I think I'm going to try reading it before I go see it. If I don't get a chance to read it, this is one of those movies I definitely want to see in the theater!

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I also have a blog. I write about my kids, some book reviews, news of interest, and just about anything. If you'd like to check it out, you can come over to

  3. Hey Jennifer thanks for visiting. I can't wait to hear what you think of this book. I'll definitely check out your blog. Cheers!


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