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Hannibal - Thomas Harris
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Hannibal - Thomas Harris
Date: 23/03/01, updated on 23/03/01 (85 review reads)
Advantages: Quite gory in places!!
Disadvantages: The end!
It is now seven long years since Hannibal's fantastic escape. The FBI are still on the hunt for him but so is someone else. That someone else goes by the name of Mason Verger. Mason has a score to settle with Hannibal and is out for revenge.
Mason's story is a sickening one. As a young man, he loved children a little bit too much. He loved inflicting pain and misery on who ever he could and even went as far as rapping his own sister. In the end he did get found out, and was referred to see a doctor to help him with all his problems. That doctor turned out to be Dr Lecter. He tried to shock Dr Lecter with little games but in the end Lecter won. He got Mason into a drug induced state and convinced him to cut of his face and feed it to a pair of dogs had been kept in a cage without food. Dr Lecter then broke Manson's neck with a noose and left him to his death. Mason didnt die though, but he wished he had of done. He is left without an actual face. He has no nose and only one eye and looks like something from a horror film. He cant move out of his bed and is actually kept alive by an iron lung.
Mason is a very weathly man and intends to to his revenge on Lecter in the worst way he can possibly dream up....let him be eaten alive by a pack of wild pigs.
Money can buy most people and so Mason manages get information from the FBI before it actually manages to reach the right channels. Mason manages to track Lecter down and now its down to his men to capture him.
It is a race against time and there will only be one winner.....Hannibal Lecter, Mason Verger or the FBI.
Without giving too much away, this is the basic plot to the book. I found that Thomas Harris writing was quite difficult in this book and I really did need to concentrate the whole way through. He seems to say things in such around about way that I quite often had to re-read a paragraph because I couldn't understand what he was driving at. I would b
e very suprised if I found out that he enjoyed writing this book. It seems like he sucummed to public pressure to write a sequal to Silence of Lambs. Some parts of the book were gripping and others were boardering on being boring. It was as if he had good days and bad days writing it. The end was without a doubt a very bad day and extremely disappointing.
On the whole this book was ok but not even close to being in the same league as Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. If a copy of it happens to pass your way then give it a go, but I certainly wouldn't worry about spending some of your hard earned money on buying it!