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Author:  Thomas Harris
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0440224675
ISBN-13: 9780440224679
Sku: 30587060
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7H x 4.75L x 1.5T
Pages:  560
Age Range:  NA
 
Seven years after his escape from the authorities, Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer, is tracked down by one of his former victims using FBI agent Clarice Starling as bait, in the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Reissue. *Author: Harris, Thomas *Publication Date: 2000/07/01 *Number of Pages: 546 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.75 *Height: 7.00
From the Publisher:
You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.

But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter's world, piercing his new identity, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter. And all three will get their wish. But only one will live long enough to savor the reward....
Annotation:
Unlike the previous books in Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter series, HANNIBAL serves up a personal history of the genius/psychopath/antihero that sheds light on his madness. Set seven years after THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, this next course features a more appetizing Hannibal living a quiet life of luxury in Florence, a down-on-her-luck Clarise Starling demoted to the Behavioral Sciences department of the Bureau after a failed drug bust, and a horrifically disfigured Hannibal the Cannibal survivor bent on vengeance. An Entertainment Weekly Worst Book of 1999 and a 1999 New York Times Notable Book, HANNIBAL appeared on the Publishers Weekly best-seller list for 21 weeks.Unlike the previous books in Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter series, HANNIBAL serves up a personal history of the genius/psychopath/antihero that sheds light on his madness. Set seven years after THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, this next course features a more appetizing Hannibal living a quiet life of luxury in Florence, a down-on-her-luck Clarise Starling demoted to the Behavioral Sciences department of the Bureau after a failed drug bust, and a horrifically disfigured Hannibal the Cannibal survivor bent on vengeance. An Entertainment Weekly Worst Book of 1999 and a 1999 New York Times Notable Book, HANNIBAL appeared on the Publishers Weekly best-seller list for 21 weeks and was adapted into a 2001 film starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal and Julianne Moore as Clarice.
Author Bio
Thomas Harris
Described by his Uncle James as "plain as an ordinary shoe," Thomas Harris, writer and creator of arguably the world's most horrifying literary character, was born in 1940 in Jackson, Tennessee. He led a simple boyhood as the only child of a science teacher mother and a father who worked as a farmer and as an electrical engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority. While majoring in English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Harris worked the graveyard shift covering the police beat for the Waco News-Tribune. According to reports, it was there that the author first acquired a taste for the "underside of things," covering murders along the Texas-Mexico border. In 1968, Harris moved to New York City and began writing for the Associated Press. He also married around that time and had a daughter, Anne. By 1972, he and his wife divorced, at which time Harris and two AP co-workers, inspired by the slaying of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, created a story about Palestinian terrorists hijacking the Goodyear blimp over the Super Bowl. From that, Harris' 1975 bestseller BLACK SUNDAY was conceived. Though not a prolific writer, Harris' subsequent tales of inner darkness and extreme violence have nevertheless penetrated the conscience of readers and moviegoers alike. All four of his novels--which also include RED DRAGON (1981), THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1988), and HANNIBAL (1999)--have been major bestsellers and have been adapted for the screen. However, it was the 1991 film version of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS that really made household names of Harris and his Hannibal Lecter character, better known as Hannibal the Cannibal. Fans hungry for more accounts of Hannibal's brand of terror waited 10 years before feasting on HANNIBAL, the best-selling sequel to SILENCE. Anticipation for this next installment was so great that copies of HANNIBAL had to be locked away in safes and confidentiality agreements had to be signed by the privileged few that saw the manuscript prior to its publication date. Despite the hype surrounding his books, Harris is known as a recluse by the media and refuses to do publicity tours or interviews. In a most monstrous fashion, he also refuses to entertain any editing suggestions on his writing. Those who know Harris, however, describe him as "quiet," "studious," and "a big, gentle bear of a man."

Praise

Wall Street Journal
"With the cunning, cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter, Mr. Harris created a pop-culture icon for our times, akin to an earlier era's Dracula or Sherlock Holmes. In HANNIBAL, he manages to imbue his well-known figure with freshness by playing to--and commenting on--our eagerness to dwell yet again on the most repellent aspects of human experience." - Bob Hughes 06/11/1999

Publishers Weekly
"This narrative roils fitfully along a herky-jerky vector but remains always mesmerizing, as Harris's prose and insights, particularly his reveries about Hannibal, boast power and an overripe beauty. If at times the suspense slackens and the story slips into silliness, it becomes clear that this is a post-suspense novel, as much sardonic philosophical jest as grand-guinol thriller....[a] brilliant, bizarre, absurd novel." 6/14/99

Entertainment Weekly
"Harris' gaudiest, most lavishly over-the-top book yet. It's a purplish sick-puppy nightmare--Hitchcock by way of the Marquis de Sade....Surgical in its suspense, Wagnerian in its depravity, it's a baroque slaughterhouse spectacle of a novel--vast, pungent, pulpy, terrifying. It offers a mad carnival of demons." - Owen Gleiberman 06/25/1999

New York Times Book Review
"The readers who have been waiting for HANNIBAL only want to know if it is as good as RED DRAGON and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. It is a pleasure to reply in the negative. No, not as good. This one is better. It is, in fact, one of the two most frightening popular novels of our time, the other being THE EXORCIST, by William Peter Blatty....This is authentic witch's brew, eye of newt and haunch of redneck, not chicken soup. HANNIBAL is a full-out, unabashed horror novel." - Stephen King 06/13/1999

Literary Review
"An awesomely efficient thriller which is also a romance of sorts: elegant, exciting and chillingly imagined. Harris writes a lovely, loping prose which accommodates plot and research along with a lingering sardonic jokiness....An unqualified winner. Harris lives up to the hype." - Philip Oakes July 1999

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