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The Sequestered Nook

I like a little sugar in my tea, a smidgen of cheese on that cracker, some garnish on a salad (but not too much) and ... (running out of food metaphors)... something novel in a novel.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith

Things I really liked about this book:

  • It was well written.
  • It was original.
  • Abe Lincoln was a badass with an axe.
  • Vampires were, well, vampires – most of whom ended up on the wrong end of said axe.
  • Edgar Allan Poe had a cameo.
  • It is completely ridiculous in the best possible sense of the word.

Things I didn't like about this book:

  • The fact that it was the progenitor of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter The Movie. It may be completely unfair to make any judgement of a book based on its film adaptation but I don't care. I want those two hours back and I want my previously, untarnished memory of this book back too.

My recommendation: Read the book, do not watch the film (in fact bury the DVD in the garden so it cannot make it back into circulation).