Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub #8
The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged.
For our eighth bookclub meeting we are reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection.
From Publishers Weekly Review:
Following the success of his bestselling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with another mélange of history and horror, Grahame-Smith inserts a grandiose and gratuitous struggle with vampires into Abraham Lincoln’s life. Lincoln learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. This provokes his bloody but curiously undocumented lifelong vendetta against vampires and their slave-owning allies. The author’s decision to reduce slavery to a mere contrivance of the vampires is unfortunate bordering on repellent, but at least it does distract the reader from the central question of why the president never saw fit to inform the public of the supernatural menace. Grahame-Smith stitches hand-to-hand vampire combat into Lincoln’s documented life with competent prose that never quite manages to convince.(Mar.)
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When: Monday, April 12, 2010 – 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Second floor of the Noble Tree Cafe 2444 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL