Thursday, May 23 at 12:20 p.m.
Spring Term's book is "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Bring your lunch and join us in the library for an engaging conversation about the book and the author. Stop by the library if you need a copy of the book or request one online.
Have you already read this book? Join us anyway, we’d enjoy hearing your thoughts.
Dawn Winans (x9842) or
Charles Hanson (x7812)
About the book:
"It's the funniest, most action-packed and weirdly well-researched account of the Civil War you'll probably read in a long time. Grahame-Smith could be poised to become the Howard Zinn of vampire-related alterna-history." -Vanity Fair
“Capitalizing on the runaway success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009), Grahame-Smith introduces an irreverent “biography” of Abraham Lincoln chock-full of that other horror-genre staple: vampires. Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and saved the country from disunion, but very few were privy to the fact that Honest Abe was an honest-to-goodness vampire hunter; that is, until Grahame-Smith unearthed Lincoln’s secret journal, an intimate document detailing the lifelong battle he waged against the undead. Motivated by the vampire-initiated death of his mother, 11-year-old Abe vowed to “kill every vampire in America.” True to his pledge, he spent the next 50 years honing his skills and stalking his prey. Recognizing an inextricable link between slavery and vampires, he expanded his mission to include destroying the “peculiar institution.” And the rest, as they say, is history.” - Booklist