The Last American Vampire

The Last American Vampire

Book - 2015
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"In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781455502127
145550212X
Characteristics: 398 pages : illustrations

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BlueHippo
Feb 25, 2016

Loved this book! And you really have to give the author a lot of credit for some serious historical research (e.g., the inside of the Hindenburg). I finally know why they REALLY call Elliott Ness and his men the "Untouchables"!

debrajjackson Jan 04, 2016

Very enjoyable. A lot of history's mysteries finally explained. Looking forward to the further adventures of Henry Sturges.

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Kyanite
Jun 03, 2015

I was to some extent expecting this book to feel like a superfluous tack-on to ALVH, which I feel wrapped up decently well, but that wasn't the case. This book is at least as good as the first one, though both took a while for me to get truly hooked. And now I want more!

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moviefan01
May 10, 2015

You know, this has to be one of the most...trippy books I've read in a long time. While I enjoyed the previous novel Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter well enough (the movie? Eh, not so much!), I liked this book even better. Mostly narrated by vampire Henry Sturges, it chronicles all the things he's seen and done over a 500-plus year existence. I enjoyed how Henry works with Abraham Lincoln, now a vampire, and the amusing parts of the novel feature Lincoln looking at himself on the $5 bill, having a conversation with FDR, or aiming to see his head carved on Mt. Rushmore. This novel has Sturges and Lincoln working for assorted U.S. presidents, so it's recommended if you liked Christopher Farnsworth's Nathaniel Cade vampire books.

starscreeam Feb 07, 2015

The blending of history and fantasy is so seamless, and the characters so believable in their situations, you almost feel as though you *are* reading history! Riveting and fun storytelling.

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Keogh
Feb 01, 2015

An entertaining and rollicking follow up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. This follows the sympathetic vampire Henry Sturges from his earliest years against the backdrop of history and the people he encounters, all while dealing with a mysterious vampire adversary pulling the strings of history. It's preposterous, of course, but that's part of the fun of the entire concept.

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