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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' by Seth Grahame-Smith - Book Club Questions

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Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' by Seth Grahame-Smith

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Seth Grahame-Smith's first book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was a surprise hit. Then Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter came along and got its own movie adaptation. Want to get serious on this comic novel? Use these questions to stimulate a book club discussion.

Spoiler Warning: These questions reveal important details about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Finish the book before reading on.

  1. Was the book what you were expecting? Why or why not?
  2. Did Grahame-Smith’s book make you want to recheck your history facts?
  3. Do you think this book could be a valuable resource in introducing Lincoln to history hating teenagers? Why or why not?
  4. Did Vampire Hunter make you secretly research if Lincoln ever had any real meetings with Edgar Allan Poe (it seems Lincoln did thoroughly enjoy Poe’s writings)?
  5. What did you think of the author’s use of vampirism to explain the many deaths in Lincoln’s life?
  6. Do you think the author meant to use vampirism as a metaphor for slavery? Why or why not?
  7. Did you learn anything new that is actually historical fact from this book? If so, what?
  8. What did you think of the character Henry? What purpose do you think he served for the novel?
  9. What was the moment in the book that stayed with you the longest?
  10. Rate Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 1 to 5.
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