In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, death is both a source of pain and also possible relief from pain. Abe spends a lot of his life losing friends and family—and not lose as in "misplace" but lose as in they die on him, which leaves the living Abe in a lot of pain. Because of all that pain, Abe begins to see death as a restful vacation. But it's even better than a quick jaunt to Tahiti because it's permanent. Then again, in a book with vampires (who exist in a gray area between life and death), death may be none of those: it may not be permanent, it may not be a total loss, and it may not be restful. Well then what's the point?