HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERS
IN ALL OF LITERATURE.
AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVIL
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing
Thomas Harris had the unenviable task of following up on his blockbuster The Silence of the Lambs after a long hiatus. Although Hannibal delivered to a large extent, his prequel Hannibal Rising fell ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Fluffyblue - LibraryThing
This wasn't as tense and thrilling as the other books in the Hannibal series. I'm not sure it made me believe that the things that happened in Hannibal's youth were enough to turn him into the monster ... Read full review