I finished the book last night.Relaxo wrote:Ancalagon, how is Abe lincoln, Vampire hunter? (with the caveat that you're not done yet, I know)
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, is an easy read. There will be no trips to dictionaries to look up any of the author's word selections. The historical backdrops are sufficiently fleshed out, IMO. The story, however, is unevenly paced. The author spent a fair amount of time on Lincoln's early life, from a boy up to around age twenty-one. He learns about vampires, develops a burning hatred of them, and is trained how to combat them. Lincoln becomes the most successful hunter of vampires the century has known but the author only shows us about three incidents, all of which end quickly. The author doesn't actually show us many of Lincoln's hunting exploits since the story skips forward multiple times in gaps of five to ten years. IMO, it seemed as thought the author came with the concept of the book, started writing, then realized he could easily write two books and just decided to skip ahead and call it a day.
I was unsatisfied with the ending of the book. I won't give any spoilers.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best) I give Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter a 3. It doesn't suck, its not great, and won't be winning any awards. The story concept had the potential to be so much more than what the author delivered.