2/2: Finished with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!

At last, I have finished reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter! I thoroughly enjoyed the reading and certainly believe that it was a fun read indeed.  Seth Grahame-Smith clearly went the distance to create a plausible melding of vampire mayhem and history. It was well researched and the history was on target.  This book does a great job of integrating history and fiction to make a believable story. We were able to get an insight to Abraham Lincoln and the times he lived in. We can see throughout the story how this remarkable man was shaped by loses, by meeting certain people, by events but most of by love for “his” country. I liked how Seth Grahame-Smith picked Abraham Lincoln as the Buffy the Vampire Slayer of the 1800’s and how it perfectly well it worked!

As I was reading this book, I honestly thought that Lincoln will achieve his goal of getting rid of every vampire there is in the country which he almost did by driving most of them back to Europe and live and die peacefully like a regular human being. Even after hearing of his mother’s last dying wish was for him to live, I still didn’t expect him to actually live live. After he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, I thought that was the end of it. Instead, he becomes one of the greatest enemies he detests! How ironic? Instead of finally resting at peace, Lincoln was turned into a vampire by Henry Sturges. I believe that it is both a curse and a welcome. It is curse because now he has to “live in death” which he been refusing that to any of his love ones to go through every time Henry gave him that offer. He won’t be able to finally rest in peace that he been longing to feel especially when he went through those suicidal escapades throughout his years of vampire hunting. On the other hand, he does get to enjoy the life of immortality and perhaps even live on his mother’s wishes to live. He can continue his passion for hunting vampires and fight for the civil rights.

I believe that Seth Grahame-Smith did a great job at the end of the novel. I really like how he takes us to a time where there’s still a constant struggle of racism and having civil rights. Lincoln and Henry had come to help finish the work that has begun a century before right to when Martin Luther King, Jr. is giving his “I Have a Dream” speech. They have come to the rescue and free this country from injustice. Lincoln will be able to long live his life as his mother has always wished for him while fighting for the good of his country.

I think Abraham Lincoln at the time of the March on Washington will look the same as before but stronger. He’ll probably have his signature trench coat and his famous axe. His face will be written with full of history that he have gone through but also much wiser he gained from hunting. He will now know what is to be done to eliminate vampires and diminish the injustice for all!

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4 thoughts on “2/2: Finished with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!

  1. Yes–even though slavery is abolished–there is much work for Lincoln to do in the cause of Civil Rights!

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  2. I like how you established that it is both a blessing and a curse. It is definitely a blessing for Abraham Lincoln because he will be able to fulfill his life duty of fighting vampires (injustice). Although, he doesn’t want to be hypocritical because he believed that all of his loved ones should rest in peace when they find death. In addition, I think your portrayal of Lincoln is spot on, a wise old man who continues to fight the adversity of the civil rights movement.

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  3. I also agree that is a blessing and curse! By him staying alive and fight for all the injustice in the country he will forever being doing what he always wanted. Unfortunately all of his loved ones have passed away and he is somewhat alone. It would be interesting for Lincoln to see how he has influenced the country even though there is much more work to be done.

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  4. frombrittany says:

    “They have come to rescue and free the country from injustice” I had completely forgotten about how much slavery and vampirism were compared in the beginning of this novel until reading your post. I do agree with you if Abraham was alive during the march he would have all the answers. He would most likely have accomplished then what’s it’s taken so many years for us to accomplish now.

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