30 March 2011

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer; Seth Grahame-Smith

Last read before The Pale King comes in (The following items have been shipped to you by Amazon.com: The Pale King ...).

A weird combination of historically informative and trashy. The story unexpectedly illustrated the great uncertainties involved in very iconic events that are otherwise often shorthanded with certainties. The major player that was slavery shares time with economics and territorial expansion. And vampires. My only frustration was the same I have with any historical novel: their made up bits feel too much like history. When Lincoln reminisced of his youthful experiences, was that drawn from actual documents or simply true-to-character? Either way, a fun read.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer; Seth Grahame-Smith
[ posted by sstrader on 30 March 2011 at 10:58:11 PM in Current Interests , Language & Literature ]