Daily Archives: March 2, 2010

TWO! Two instances of ill-conceived and frivolous museum programming! AH! AH! AH!

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We’re reaching: “Seth Grahame-Smith will appear at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield, Illinois as one of the first stops on the release tour for his new book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.…The result is an entertaining and educational blend of history and fantasy that should bring the Lincoln story to an entirely new audience.”

And we’re reeeeeeaaaaaaching: “A small exhibit will be on display in the Museum showing the influence of the Gothic horror novel upon Lincoln and his era.”

As inappropriate as I think the ALPLM’s attempts to cash in on this are, the book itself looks like it’ll be a riot.  Plus, I’ve got to admire this guy’s honesty: “It seemed like every popular hardcover book was either a vampire novel or a Lincoln biography, so I thought I might as well combine the two.”  An author who flat-out admits that he wrote a Lincoln book just to cash in on a trend—now that’s refreshing!

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