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56. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” Seth Grahame-Smith

August 11, 2010 Leave a comment

While reading this book, I kept saying things like “startling new evidence has recently come to light that Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, was, in fact, an accomplished vampire hunter,” and “were you aware that many of President Lincoln’s closest friends and family members were slaughtered by the walking dead?” and “do you realize that this country owes a debt to not only the evil institution of slavery, but the extravagantly wealthy vampires who, driven from Europe to the US, purchased slaves for sport and food?” and “the vampire-controlled media downplays the startling influence vampires have long had over this nation’s highest offices.”

Sometimes, I’m not entirely sure that I should be allowed to read books. But, clearly, I shouldn’t be allowed to interact with other humans.

This wasn’t the best-written book I’ve ever read– the excerpt from Lincoln’s diary were not really in the president’s voice–, but the idea was very entertaining.

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May 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Blood lust: conversations with real vampires, Carol Page
-All of the Best American series
– “The zombie survival guide,” Max Brooks. Northborough Young Adult Y 818.602 B

15. “I am Legend”, Richard Matheson

January 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Hi. I’m obsessive. Today I read “I am Legend” and watched “The Last Man on Earth”. I am very afraid of vampires.

A few thoughts:
-Damn, Matheson needs to learn a synonym for “palsied”. I don’t even think that that is a word. Say “stiff”. Say “frozen”. Say “shaking” or “tremulous” or “unsteady”. There are so many words that actually mean what you want to say.
-The whole bit with the dog was so much more heart-breaking in the book. I needed to stop reading for a minute. I miss my dog. I miss dogs in general.
-The most recent edition (the one with Will Smith on the cover) should make it a little bit clearer where “I am Legend” ends and a collection of short stories begins. I read another fifty pages before I finally Wikipedia’d it and found out that, no, Matheson was not going to tie all this back together.
    -The “Prey” one with the Zuni doll was some scary shit. I didn’t know that the Trilogy of Terror episode was based on it. It brought me back to the good old days of Scarred for Life. I read it while laying on my floor, too, right at doll level.

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