Hannibal Rising

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Dell, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
370 Reviews
HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERS
IN ALL OF LITERATURE.

AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVIL
IS REVEALED.

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck.

He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.

Hannibalís uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncleís beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France.

But Hannibalís demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.

He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes deathís prodigy.


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The author's prose has definitely improved. - Goodreads
A lazy cash grab by a once great writer. - Goodreads
Thomas Harris, awesome writer. - Goodreads
Decent beginning, lame ending. - Goodreads
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Horrible characterization. - Goodreads

Review: Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4)

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The other books in this series were better, but I did find some dark pleasure in the deaths in this book. Read full review

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Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, and Hannibal in 1999.


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