Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Summary

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This was a very interesting novel that for me was a book I couldn 't put down. The plot of this work is centered around the hidden diary of Abraham Lincoln, which was given to the author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith by the vampire Henry Sturges. The journals go into depth about the details of Abraham Lincoln’s life from boyhood to his death. The journals begin by talking about Lincoln’s upbringing in Little Pigeon Creek. In his youth Lincoln was very attached to his first mother Nancy. Due to his father’s, Thomas, inability to pay a debt to a vampire banker the banker took the life of Nancy as payment for the debt. This causes Abraham to dedicate his life to the extermination of vampires. In the coming year Lincoln …show more content…
This trip would impact Lincoln for the rest of his life. In New Orleans he watches a slave auction and decides to follow one of the buyers back to his estate. He soon discovers that the buyer is a vampire who uses the slaves as food. At this moment, Lincoln vows that he will exterminate slavery in America. After the New Orleans trip, Abraham returns to his home in New Salem where he begins to pursue a political career, though he would continue his vampire hunting by night. There would be a couple of romantic interests in Lincoln’s life during this time but he would settle on Mary Todd. The two married and soon started a family while at the same time Abraham began a law firm and was elected to the House of …show more content…
Today, many Americans stereotype Lincoln as honest and a man who always had a reason for his actions. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter significantly breaks this mold. In this story Lincoln has no issue lying to those around about what his life is truly focused on. As a boy Lincoln hides his training and the making of his equipment from his family. This trend would only continue as he grew older. As a young adult Lincoln took jobs with the motive of using them as an avenue to transport himself to more potential targets. This obsession would even cause him to let his own son die in order for him to keep up the lie. Another way in which Grahame-Smith breaks the traditionalist view of Lincoln is by portraying him as a bullheaded man. During Lincoln’s second vampire assassination Lincoln himself describes his reasoning behind the kill by saying, “I have not the slightest idea what his crimes were, nor do I care. I care only that there was one less vampire today than yesterday” (Grahame-Smith 93). Abraham Lincoln’s reckless behavior would eventually nearly cost him his life if were not for the saving grace of Henry

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