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Hannibal (1999) [Novel]
by Thomas Harris Rating: Weighted - 6.5 / Average - 6.4 of 10 (34 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 2 (show them) Review!

Series: Hannibal Lecter
Part: 3

Summary :

Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the serial killer from The Silence of the Lambs who for many, is the ultimate villain in modern fiction, is back with a vengeance. "Hannibal the Cannibal" is at the center of the first novel in more than a decade by his creator, Thomas Harris.

Hannibal also features the reappearance from The Silence of the Lambs of FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The new novel opens seven years after Dr. Lecter's stunning escape from the authorities, the climax of the earlier book, as one of his earlier victims uses Agent Starling as bait to draw the doctor into an intricate and unspeakable design for revenge.

Original title: Hannibal
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionHorrorPsychological Horror


Edition #1: Hannibal

Hannibal (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Is it as good as Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs? NO... this one is better." Stephen King
  • "Interested in getting the hell scared out of you? Buy this book on a Friday... lock all doors and windows. And by monday, you just might be able to sleep without a night-light." Newsday
  • "Strap yourself in for one heck of a ride.... it'll scare your socks off." The Denver Post
  • "Endlessly terrifying." Los Angeles Times
  • "A stunner... writing in language as bright and precise as a surgeon's scalpel, Harris has created a world as mysterious as Hannibal's memory palace and as disturbing as a Goya painting. This is one book you don't want to read alone at night." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • "A work of art... You'll eat up Hannibal.... There isn't a wasted word... the last 100 pages are the best I've ever read in the thriller genre." Larry King, USA Today
  • "A truly scary book... Harris writes with authority and a knack for detail, creating some memorably creepy scenes." People
  • "Gothic, fantastic... full of wonderful touches." International Herald Tribune
  • "A triumph of straightforward, smart prose. Not a word is wasted, not a thought is irrelevant. Harris is a master, and in Hannibal he reached, he stretched, and once again, he grabbed the prize." Dayton Daily News
  • "A pleasurable sense of dread." The Wall Street Journal
  • "Chilling... Hannibal is scary, sometimes unenduringly [sic] so... you hardly mark the moment when an entertaining novel becomes literature... a bizarre book, indeed, but enthrallingly so." Daily News (New York)
  • "A magnificently gory page-turner." Detroit News
  • "The book takes off... into the stratosphere of fantasy, into Hannibal Lecter's private world.... A grand guignol romp... yet there's still a basso ostinato of serious questions and the answers are darker than in Silence." The Nation
  • "ALways mesmerizing... brilliant, bizarre, and absurd... This is a post-suspense novel, as much sardonic philosophical jest as Grand Guignol thriller.... Although renowned for his mastery of suspense, terror and dread, Harris saturates these pages with a surprising elixir: a fierce irony." Publishers Weekly
  • "Gripping... a page-turning marvel... an ingenious plot... Harris writes wonderfully here, with elegant poetic rhythms and much striking imagery." Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
  • "Diabolically clever... Harris serves up a feast in Hannibal... He writes like an angel with the devil's sense of humor.... The hypnotic blend of horror story and psychological thriller lifts crime fiction to sublime.... Hannibal is ghoulishly good fare." Boston Herald
  • "A page-turner... Harris works some surprising twists... [he] paces the action well." Houston Chronicle
  • "A delightfully perverse book... Harris is still one of America's best, most daring pop writers." Time Out New York
  • "[A] devilish tale... eerily realistic and chillingly vivid from beginning to end. As Harris sketches his hideous scenarios, he allows us to color them with our imaginations. But not overdoing it, he draws us in, practically making us conspirators in his macabre fantasy." New York Post
  • "Enormously satisfying... a smashing good time, turning pages for thrills, chills, horror and finally, a bracing, deliciously wicked slap in the face... perhaps the very best the thriller/horror genre is capable of producing." San Diego Union-Tribune
  • "Very entertaining." Newsweek
  • "It is worth waiting 11 years... Vivid details and crisp dialogue... Brilliantly intertwined and absolutely, unbelievably violent. It's horrifying and breathtaking and so beautifully written that you'll be tempted to read it in one sitting.... Harris has succeeded on every level with Hannibal.... We're very much a part of the action, from first page until the last breathtaking chapter. The conclusion is one of the most startling I have ever read; it will knock your socks off." The Knoxville News-Sentinal
  • "[A] page-turner... I have read every word of Hannibal, most of them only twice, but some as many as five or six times." New York
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Hannibal (May 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing
ISBN: 0440224675
Dimensions: 6.84 x 4.19 x 1.21
Pages: 546

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