Lawyer. Legislator. President. Vampire Slayer?
New book casts Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter
By CHRISTOPHER BORRELLI
On a recent afternoon, Tom Schwartz, the state historian of Illinois, greeted Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of "The Big Book of Porn." They shook hands in the lobby of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, then crossed the street to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. They entered an elevator that carried them beneath the street, to the Lincoln archives. Here, the state keeps one of five known copies of the Gettysburg Address.
Did Seth want to hold it?
Yes, he did.
He had flown in from Los Angeles for the day, to start the tour for his latest best-seller, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." He was starting the tour at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum at the request of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Schwartz was thrilled.
Everyone was thrilled.
The manager of the gift shop told him she didn't want to read his book at first because it seemed so stupid and some of her customers have "been getting bent out of shape" just because she carries his book what with that cover of Abe holding a blood-splattered ax but she read his book and she's glad she read his book because it's surprisingly well-done considering that it's about, you know, Abraham Lincoln hunting vampires.