April 14, 2010

Wish List Wednesday #42: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer

I have yet to read Seth Grahame-Smith's breakout mash-up novel, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. That's due mainly for two reasons: 1) I'm not in any great hurry to read a Jane Austen novel, even though that novel is the best chance to make me; 2) the title doesn't include the words "Vampire Slayer."

Enter SGS's new novel. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer. I swear, you can add those two words to the end of any name and it's instantly improved. Denise Richards: Vampire Slayer. Dane Cook: Vampire Slayer. Sarah Palin: Vampire Slayer. You see? I'd actually be interested in those people if that's how they were introduced.

Different from the Pride & Prejudice remix, this book is not derived from an original novel with new narrative added. This one is pretty much an original novel with a revisionist history approach. Grahame-Smith did a bunch of research on Lincoln and created a reimagining of his life, as if the pivotal moments in his life and his great ambition revolved around vampires. Shoot, that's enough to perk my interest.

How about you? Any interest in checking out this title? Have you already, and if so what did you think of it?

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