After reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I have officially decided I love Seth Grahame-Smith‘s writing. Of course I know vampires don’t exist (sorry Bella), but after reading Smith’s intro, I found myself immediately engaged and slightly thinking this was based on a true story. The way Grahame-Smith writes the story, with bits of Lincoln’s “lost diary” thrown in to back up his historic account, you can’t help but get lost in the story telling. It was a fun read, especially after my recent theme of serious and intense books.
What I liked about this book (and what I hope it does for others too), is it sparked an interest to read more about Lincoln and his life. I found myself hitting up wiki on numerous occasions because I wanted to know the true story of the people and events referenced in Smith’s history of Lincoln. It’s funny how a fictional account of the 16th President as a vampire hunter made him more real than any other historical account I’ve read of him. Although, with new books I read about Lincoln, I hope I don’t keep thinking about vampires when I do.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to watch the movie, I heard mixed reviews. That’s one reason why I’ll never watch Dracula. I can’t have a movie ruining one of my favorite books of all time. Am I being paranoid and overreacting about watching the movie? Has anyone seen it and have an opinion?