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Shvoong Home>Books>Hannibal Rising Review

Hannibal Rising

Book Review   by:Sandy Knight     Original Author: Thomas Harris
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Hannibal was a child when he was found in the snow, near to the eastern front, with a dog’s necklace around his neck. He says nothing...He keeps himself in silence... He’s taken to a soviet orphanage and then he’s adopted by his uncle who settles in France. Everyone knows that his whole family was slaughtered by Hitler’s troops, but nobody can exactly explain what happened. He saw everything but he keeps to himself the memories of those horrifying days. In Paris his raised by his uncle and his uncle’s exotic wife, Murasaki, a japanese lady. Being the youngest student entering in the medicine school, Hannibal however keeps a secret and dark world...At the same time he stands up as a brilliant physician and psychiatrist, but the beast within devoures him from the inside... Death becomes one of his favourite subjects. What is the turning point?What alienates him and pushes him towards cannibalism? Questions that Thomas Harris mentions to answer in this creepy story about Lecter’s childhood. With thousends of books sold around the world, the writer created one of the most unique and disturbing book characters ever. His complexity, exquisity and amorality makes Hannibal Lecter the figure of a dedicated murderer. He kills with rigour...with method...he kills by the pleasure of killing... It creeps us all the time at each new page. Going back in time to his origins, we go along this impressive vertigo between revenge and evil.
Published: October 27, 2007   
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