aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Doing the monster mash (up)

Time magazine looks at the latest mashup, from the guy who brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. He wrote that book in two months, it sold more than a million copies, and now it's being made into a movie starring Natalie Portman.

"The conceit of Abraham Lincoln is that Grahame-Smith — his very name is a mashup! — has come into possession of Lincoln's secret diaries detailing his life as a stalker of vampires. As a frontiersboy, Lincoln loses his mother to the undead and swears lifelong vengeance. A giant among men — he was 6 ft. 4 in. (1.9 m) tall — Lincoln adopts the ax, that most American of edged weapons, as the tool of his trade, hiding it inside his signature long black coat."

Read the rest of the Time article here.

And, in a rather unlikely mash up, you can listen to a radio program that featured:
- Seth Grahame-Smith, author of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,"
- Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, professor of English and teacher of a course called “The Uncanny,” which explores how the bizarre and unexpected feature in the art, music, literature and film of the last hundred years, and
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Lincoln biographer.

You can hear the show here.

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