Hannibal Rising

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Dell, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
556 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.

Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle’s 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 Hannibal’s 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 death’s prodigy.


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

Review: Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4)

User Review  - Christinna Viruet - Goodreads

I can tell that he did not want to write this. The story goes against the cannon that Hannibal is a killer because he enjoys it and turns him into an avenging angel. This is still a good story and a ... Read full review

Review: Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4)

User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

I will admit I've been rather harsh on the Hannibal series, but when a series is so famous people are talking about it years later I expect the highest quality of prose and narrative. I certainly see ... 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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