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March 25, 2010
With his first mash-up, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," Seth Grahame-Smith started a cottage industry of classic tales woven through with horror. In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," he reconstructs the story of Honest Abe to have him unleashing vengeance on bloodsuckers on his way to the White House. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Thu. (626) 449-5320.
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October 21, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
If you say the name three times, will it appear? "Beetlejuice 2" doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as plain old "Beetlejuice," but momentum appears to be gaining for the movie just the same. Tim Burton and Michael Keaton both are reportedly likely to return for the sequel to the beloved supernatural comedy, which became a box office hit and a cultural touchstone 25 years ago. The original paved the way for Keaton and Burton's pairing on "Batman" and "Batman Returns.
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June 6, 2012 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
Imagine the story of the Nativity recast as a Hollywood blockbuster - a sword-and-sandals epic loaded with expensive computer-generated effects, a disfigured, lecherous villain and enough hacked-off limbs, severed heads and stomach-turning disembowlings to give even Quentin Tarantino pause - and you'll have a solid idea of what to expect in "Unholy Night," the new novel from mash-up king Seth Grahame-Smith. With his novels "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,"Grahame-Smith carved out a unique literary niche for himself, popularizing the genre mash-up movement and bringing a refreshing zaniness to historical fiction.
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June 21, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
History remembers him as Honest Abe, Father Abraham, the Great Emancipator, even the Illinois Rail Splitter. But"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"? Who knew? Now, the secret life of the 16th president of the United States and his passion for ridding the world of "immortal blood sucking demons" is revealed for all to see. In 3-D, no less. It turns out that it wasn't just the lack of air-conditioning that made Lincoln miserable in the fetid air of 1860sWashington, D.C., it was all the undead he had to eradicate before the slaves could be freed and the Union made whole.
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April 4, 2009 | Carolyn Kellogg
Fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet is known for her sharp tongue -- and her sharp dagger. That's what it takes to capture Darcy's heart in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the surprising literary hybrid by Los Angeles author and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. While retaining 85% of the original text of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," this novel-as-mashup alters some characters' fates and endows the Bennet sisters with martial arts skills to battle the lumbering undead.
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August 18, 2011 | By Gina McIntyre and Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Novelist David Nicholls' love story "One Day" begins when two recent college graduates spend an unlikely evening together, then charts their relationship over the next two decades by checking in on the pair once annually, on the same mid-July day. The book, which has topped bestseller lists in the United States and in Nicholls' native England, won praise for its unusual literary device, but when it came time for the author to adapt the story into...
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June 6, 2012
Unholy Night A Novel Seth Grahame-Smith Grand Central: 309 pp., $24.99
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March 4, 2010
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith Grand Central: 336 pp., $21.99 Queen Victoria Demon Hunter A.E. Moorat Eos/HarperCollins: 376 pp., $14.99 paper
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October 21, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
If you say the name three times, will it appear? "Beetlejuice 2" doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as plain old "Beetlejuice," but momentum appears to be gaining for the movie just the same. Tim Burton and Michael Keaton both are reportedly likely to return for the sequel to the beloved supernatural comedy, which became a box office hit and a cultural touchstone 25 years ago. The original paved the way for Keaton and Burton's pairing on "Batman" and "Batman Returns.
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April 19, 2009
PAPERBACKS Fiction -- Fiction weeks on list 1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella 39 must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 2. Long Lost by Harlan Coben (Dutton: $27.95) Private eye 2 Myron Bolitar takes the case of a woman accused of murdering her ex. 3. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 36 The final book in the "Twilight" saga finds Bella choosing immortality. 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by 36 Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22)
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June 20, 2012 | By Gina McIntyre and John Horn, Los Angeles Times
The swoony, sparkly vampires in the "Twilight" saga have sold a bloody fortune at the box office, thanks largely to a devoted fan base of young women and teenage girls. But will young adult men respond in the same way to the vicious vein-drainers in the far more grown-up"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"? Opening in wide release Friday against Pixar's animated"Brave" and Focus Features' apocalyptic love story"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," Fox's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" presents an alternative biography of the 16th president in which the great orator is actually an ax-wielding monster slayer determined to avenge the death of his mother and rid the nation of an unseen, undead menace.
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June 6, 2012
Unholy Night A Novel Seth Grahame-Smith Grand Central: 309 pp., $24.99
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June 6, 2012 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
Imagine the story of the Nativity recast as a Hollywood blockbuster - a sword-and-sandals epic loaded with expensive computer-generated effects, a disfigured, lecherous villain and enough hacked-off limbs, severed heads and stomach-turning disembowlings to give even Quentin Tarantino pause - and you'll have a solid idea of what to expect in "Unholy Night," the new novel from mash-up king Seth Grahame-Smith. With his novels "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,"Grahame-Smith carved out a unique literary niche for himself, popularizing the genre mash-up movement and bringing a refreshing zaniness to historical fiction.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2011 | By Gina McIntyre and Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Novelist David Nicholls' love story "One Day" begins when two recent college graduates spend an unlikely evening together, then charts their relationship over the next two decades by checking in on the pair once annually, on the same mid-July day. The book, which has topped bestseller lists in the United States and in Nicholls' native England, won praise for its unusual literary device, but when it came time for the author to adapt the story into...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2010
With his first mash-up, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," Seth Grahame-Smith started a cottage industry of classic tales woven through with horror. In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," he reconstructs the story of Honest Abe to have him unleashing vengeance on bloodsuckers on his way to the White House. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Thu. (626) 449-5320.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2010
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith Grand Central: 336 pp., $21.99 Queen Victoria Demon Hunter A.E. Moorat Eos/HarperCollins: 376 pp., $14.99 paper
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August 17, 2009 | Associated Press
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen novel in possession of added gore will be a surefire bestseller. That's the conclusion reached by publishers since the success of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," an unlikely literary sensation created by adding dollops of "ultraviolent zombie mayhem" to Austen's classic love story. "Zombies" -- billed as 85% Austen's original text and 15% brand-new blood and guts -- has become a bestseller since it was published earlier this year, with 750,000 copies in print.
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August 17, 2009 | Associated Press
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen novel in possession of added gore will be a surefire bestseller. That's the conclusion reached by publishers since the success of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," an unlikely literary sensation created by adding dollops of "ultraviolent zombie mayhem" to Austen's classic love story. "Zombies" -- billed as 85% Austen's original text and 15% brand-new blood and guts -- has become a bestseller since it was published earlier this year, with 750,000 copies in print.
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