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Books that put the horror in history

We sink our teeth into ''Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'' and ''Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter''

After picking clean the bones of poor Jane Austen, the neck-biting, cerebellum-sucking baddies currently infesting literature have set their sights on new, and equally unlikely, prey. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the latest bit of horror-revisionism from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, comes out March 2, not long after Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter. And in June, Beatle-mania meets zombie-mania in Paul Is Undead. The past comes alive in these monstrous imaginings. Then it shuffles over and eats you.

Originally posted Jan 25, 2010 Published in issue #1087 Jan 29, 2010 Order article reprints

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