Wednesday, March 9, 2011

He Did More Than Chop Wood with That Ax

This beautiful work of art is the book I will be starting spring break with. For those who have yet to see this, here's the gist:
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call 'Milk Sickness.'
"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
This author is the same guy who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which tied Jane Austen's words with his own to create a whole new twist on the story. It was a hit as a regular novel but I myself read the graphic novel form. Pretty bitchin read. Hopefully, with Lincoln's bloody life I will truly learn if this historical- horror-fiction genre is a good one. For those who don't read it and don't plan to, expect the movie in theaters June 2012. Thank god we live in a time where movies like this are made.

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