A few months ago I was in the bookstore browsing the many books. I came across Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter a mashup of history and horror.
I was familiar with the author Seth Grahame-Smith whose debut novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was very successful.
I was intrigued after reading the synopsis on the back cover of the book. Off I was to the cashier to buy it. Happy that I did because I discover how informative and entertaining it is. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter blended both History and Action just right.
I was surprised when I found that Hollywood was turning this book into a film. I was like oh great Hollywood is going to ruin this story for me by casting some big star in the role of Abraham Lincoln.
Thankfully, they didn’t! Instead an unknown actor named Benjamin Walker was cast. Also Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the screenplay. At least I didn’t have to worry about the story and dialogue being a complete letdown. Now it was a matter of waiting for the film to be release to the public.
After a long wait Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was released in the United States on June 22nd. The film was action packed yet intelligent. It held my interest throughout the entire film. Even the film has been receiving some negative reviews from the critics I highly recommend people to see it for themselves and share their opinions with us.
Be sure to read the book it is definitely worthwhile!
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~DP of the ManVsBooksClub