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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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Gretchen Schuttler - 01:55pm 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 - 07:53am 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 - 07:58pm Jun 19, 1999 PST(#13 of 25)

Hannibal: What kind of messed up ending was that?

P Marlowe - 09:08pm Jun 25, 1999 PST(#14 of 25)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

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 - 01:21pm 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.

Johnny Bear - 03:35pm Jun 30, 1999 PST(#16 of 25)

I'm a manic depressive.. I discovered Hannibal Lector when I wandered into a movie theatre while in the midst of a depressive state.. I found myself fascitnated by Silence of the Lambs.. I found the book and devoured Thomas Harris's most excellent writing with relish.. Discovered there was a book preceding Silence of the Lambs and found that The Red Dragon and devoured it as well.. Both of them were tasty to an extreme.. The movie based on The Red Dragon was really bad.. I have waited eagerly for the next helping of Hannibal Lector served by Thomas Harris.. I have not read it yet.. I have been reading mixed reviews.. I have read that a movie based upon this sequel will most likely not be made or at least with Anthony Hopkins and Jody Foster.. It would be a mistake to make the movie without them..

I hope Hannibal will stand up to my expectations.. If not I may have to devour............

Gayle Goh - 09:05am Aug 11, 1999 PST(#17 of 25)
Singapore, 10 years old

Hannibal disappointed me. I much preferred Silence Of The Lambs. Especially the ending, which chilled me no end. Not many books can actually scare, not even Stephen King's! Hannibal was okay I guess, the book was quite well written but not as good as the previous mentioned book. Thanks for listening!...Bye...

P Marlowe - 09:51pm Aug 26, 1999 PST(#18 of 25)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Johnny Bear, would they be with some fava (Sp?) beans and a little Ghianti?

Johnny Bear - 12:41pm Sep 7, 1999 PST(#19 of 25)

Oh my how delicious, PMarlowe... I had thought this particular discussion had, shall we say expired???

robertrosenberg - 10:14am Mar 2, 2000 PST(#20 of 25)

One note on "Hannibal" - Even though it is billed as a sequal to SotL (the book) it is (at least partly) a sequel to the Movie in that the some of the back history is from the movie continuity not that of the book. For example, there is a mention of the Head of the Mental Hospital having vanished on a vacation trip(which was the end of the movie) while the book only has him in under Police (FBI?) protection.

I enjoyed the book when I read it and I plan to go back and reread SotL to see how it dovetails with the new book.

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