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Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter-- brilliant, cunning and ruthless, debuted in Red Dragonand continued his adventures in The Silence of the Lambs, the highly praised and best-selling novels by Thomas Harris

Chillingly portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in the 1991 movie (which won Oscars in the 5 major areas-- best actor, actress, director, screenplay and picture), Hannibal Lecter entered the pop culture lexicon. Hannibal has captured the imagination of the public and refuses to let go.

Hannibal, Thomas Harris' latest novel, now available, follows Hannibal's adventures and reunion with Clarice Starling after his bloody escape in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Sally Teasdale - 09:50am Jun 14, 1999 PST(#5 of 25)

Jason-- WHat about a local library? Surely your local library carries all three of the books.

I heard RIdley Scott might direct the movie since Jonathan Demme said no. I think that would be great.

Hugh Drummond - 11:51am Jun 15, 1999 PST(#6 of 25)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

You know, I read the Telegraph review of 'Hannibal', and it seems to me that the man is just another nutcase of the sort that used to be written all the time before they brought in modern psychologial ideas. Not that I thinks that's a bad thing. Nor does Jill, who does Psychology here.


Patsy Carbonette - 07:57pm Jun 15, 1999 PST(#7 of 25)

I have read Hannibal and it was pretty good...educational really. It has a twisted ending that I can't get out of my mind. I found that it wasn't written nearly as well as Silence of the Lambs or the Red Dragon, but still well worth reading. He definitely has a friend? for dinner.

Curious - 12:20pm Jun 16, 1999 PST(#8 of 25)

Does anyone else think that Clarice made that story up along the way in Silence of the Lambs?

I can't wait to read the new one!

Dawn Noel - 02:22pm Jun 16, 1999 PST(#9 of 25)

I just wanted to say that Hannibal did not meet my expectations. I had been eagerly anticipating its arrival, and even broke my rule of waiting for it from the library. I read over half of it in one sitting and kept waiting for the plot thicken with twists and turns. I found it do be very predictable. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the book, but not with same furvor as Silence of the Lambs. I would like to know how others feel. Dawn Noel

Claudia Lopez - 03:20pm Jun 16, 1999 PST(#10 of 25)

I didn't read the book but I've seen the movie The silence of the lamb a million time and I'm just eager to see the second one because I don't know what Hannibal Lecter gonna do new. We all the better be good!

Gretchen Schuttler - 12:55pm Jun 17, 1999 PST(#11 of 25)

I was disappointed in Hannibal. Basically, I thought that Harris changed the main personalities of Clarice and Hannibal too much. I don't want to give away anything for those who haven't read it...but I was most upset by the ending. If the book had ended before the final section, I would have been maddened by the cliffhanger, but I would have preferred that to the way the book really ended. Too much transpired in only 60-odd pages to be remotely believable to me. I honestly will be surprised if Hopkins and Foster sing on for the sequel -- that's how off the mark I think Hannibal was!

Hugh Drummond - 06:53am Jun 18, 1999 PST(#12 of 25)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

Much-awaited sequels often do this. I myself am wary of sequels. They often go downhill. That's why I gave up writing my last work.


Janelle - 06:58pm Jun 19, 1999 PST(#13 of 25)

Hannibal: What kind of messed up ending was that?

P Marlowe - 08:08pm Jun 25, 1999 PST(#14 of 25)
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I totally disagree about Hannibal which I just finished reading about two days ago. Found it fascinating and very well written - definitely not for the squimish or faint of heart (no pun intended) and the ending will stun you. But it is most definitely as well written as the other two and we are given more of Hannibal's character than ever before. I loved it and highly recommend.

Nancy Brooks - 12:21pm Jun 29, 1999 PST(#15 of 25)

Hannibal is definitely on my must read list. I've heard different reviews, like here, some like it others don't or are disappointed. I hope I can be one of those that won't be disappointed. I also hope the movie w/b made with Hopkins and Foster. There can be no other playing those parts.

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