I got this book because it was by the same guy who did Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, which was a pretty fun read. Never saw this movie, probably never will. The conceit is that a man who considers himself a writer, but who hasn’t actually written anything, is given a journal. It turns out to be the secret journal of Abraham Lincoln, who is exactly who we remember him to be, and a whole lot more.
Yes, Abe is smart, dedicated, and honest. Except that history hasn’t been honest about Abe. Not only was he a great president, but he was also born to hunt and kill vampires. He has a special hatred for vampires, for a couple of reasons, one of which is that the vampires in the United States are using the slave trade for feeding purposes. He begins to follow his calling, clumsily, until he meets a vampire who also kills vampires, but only the bad ones. He trains Abe, who becomes the greatest vampire killer in the United States.
So not only was the Civil War about state’s rights and all that, but it was also to prevent the bad kind of vampires from turning the entire country into a nation of slaves for the vampires to use and nosh upon. There are some really good descriptions of battles that you think you know about – until you hear the real story.
This was definitely entertaining, and I’m likely the last person who has read it – but if you haven’t, and you enjoy this type of thing, then don’t wait any longer. It’s a fun, quick read, and you just might learn something about our 16th President.