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Hannibal Rising (Hardcover Book) by Thomas Harris only £1.00 in PoundLand

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Thomas Harris remains both the progenitor of the modern serial killer novel and its greatest exponent. Red Dragon was the first appearance of the murderous Hannibal Lecter, and with its success, the …
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Thomas Harris remains both the progenitor of the modern serial killer novel and its greatest exponent. Red Dragon was the first appearance of the murderous Hannibal Lecter, and with its success, the Harris imitators burgeoned almost immediately. The Silence of the Lambs, however, moved Harris into really rarefied heights, its achievement boltered by the addition of a strongly drawn heroine, trainee FBI agent Clarice Starling. Hannibal, the last outing for Harris monstrous Lecter, drew a more controversial response, with Clarice Sterling locked into a bizarre relationship with her cultivated predator, and it looked as if the next book would develop that grim scenario.
However, Hannibal Rising goes in a totally unexpected direction in effect, its a prequel to the earlier books, returning to Lecters childhood in World Wars Eastern Front. The youthful Hannibal sees his family murdered by the Nazis. But something else happens which alters (and deforms) Hannibals psyche forever. The boy moves to Paris with the beautiful Japanese widow of his last surviving relative. And soon, an orgy of grisly revenge is in train, wrought on some opponents almost as nasty as Lecter is to become himself.

Weve seen this before: Hannibal murdering people quite as ruthless as he is whether this makes the operatic bloodshed satisfying is a matter for every individual reader. Whatever your stance, the effect of Harris prose is, as ever, utterly irresistible.

Hannibal Rising is comparatively uncomplicated, when set against the complex, richly textured Harris novels that came before it.

Is there a danger that in showing us how Hannibal became a monster, something is lost of his terrifying mystery? As if to deal with this possibility, Harris keeps Lecter unknowable by removing his customary articulate examination of this own motives (he is still a boy, after all). But the tale of bloody vengeance has a forward trajectory that (whatever your reservations) will render this is a one (or two) sitting reading. And the next book will, surely, recapture that richer Harris texture.

Review
"* Quite simply a compelling and brilliant thriller.' - Daily Mirror * 'The thrills, horror, sly erudition and sheer exquisite writing make this so much more than another serial killer novel... [It] reaches almost sublime levels of gothic grandeur at its conclusion. If only all bestsellers were so rewarding.' - Guardian * 'A masterpiece... Chillingly brilliant' - Observer * 'Quite simply this is the best-written thriller to dominate the market in years... A literary evocation of the diabolical to compare with Goethe and Gogol. Honestly.' - The Times * 'A gut-churning, nail-biting, skin-crawling, often lyrical triumph - addictive on every level' - Daily Express"

Product details
Hardcover: 337 pages
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd (5 Dec 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0434014087
ISBN-13: 978-0434014088
Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.8 cm
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#1
ooooh, good find!

And also i know where you went shopping today!:w00t:
#2
Repost: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/295016/books-at-poundland-for-funnily-enou/

I bought this before Xmas from Poundland.
#3
You should remove those review quotes as its very misleading.
[mod]#4
phatbhoy
You should remove those review quotes as its very misleading.


Well, it's what the reviewers thought of the book
#5
Thought it went off the boil a bit myself after the heights of Red Dragon and Silence. Lecter comes across as superhuman and infallible and Starling is far too passive throughout (one of the reasons Jodie Foster didn't want to do the movie, and one of the reasons the movie's end was rewritten.) Harris seems to want it both ways - all Lecter's victims are carefully set up to imply they deserve whatever Lecter does to 'em, which has the effect of making Lecter less scary somehow. A brilliant thriller, yes, but flawed.
#6
Noghar
Thought it went off the boil a bit myself after the heights of Red Dragon and Silence. Lecter comes across as superhuman and infallible and Starling is far too passive throughout (one of the reasons Jodie Foster didn't want to do the movie, and one of the reasons the movie's end was rewritten.) Harris seems to want it both ways - all Lecter's victims are carefully set up to imply they deserve whatever Lecter does to 'em, which has the effect of making Lecter less scary somehow. A brilliant thriller, yes, but flawed.


Aren't you thinking of Hannibal? This is Hannibal Rising the origin story.

Worth a quid but not much more
#7
absolute bargain. I bought this for full price as i am a fan of the series. I thought it was an excellent book too.
#8
andywedge
Well, it's what the reviewers thought of the book


I am pretty certain that they didnt say that about this book.
[mod]#9
phatbhoy
I am pretty certain that they didnt say that about this book.


No, they did. But whilst Thomas Harris was holding a knife and fork and pouring a nice glass of Chianti in front of them whilst they wrote the review. :w00t:
#10
what makes you think they did? most reviewers thought this book was poor.
#11
quagmire
Aren't you thinking of Hannibal? This is Hannibal Rising the origin story.

Worth a quid but not much more


Yes I was... oops.:oops:
#12
This book is certainly worth a quid of anyones money.

Not as good as the other three but it does elaborate on certain themes in Hannibal, which imo is the best of the books by quite a long way. I'd say this is due to the exploration of Hannibal Lecter as a character, which is why the film adaption of Hannibal was thoroughly average. Back on topic though I'd recommend that you read this as the fourth book because of the ties it has with Hannibal.
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phatbhoy
what makes you think they did? most reviewers thought this book was poor.


From Amazon website
#14
Quite naughty of Amazon - those quotes relate to praise for the previous books in this series.

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