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HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERS
IN ALL OF LITERATURE.

AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVIL
IS REVEALED.

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck.

He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.

Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle’s beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France.

But Hannibal’s demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.

He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death’s prodigy.


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Hannibal Rising
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Excellent!
August 11th, 2014
Who is the real "Monster"? Given the right circumstances, any one of us can be morphed into one. Having survived a brutal war in the Nineties I found myself 'at home' in this novel. When all empathy is burned away in a powerful mind of a boy you get the Hannibal not yet transformed into the one we've come to know in other novels. Dangerous but not yet beyond salvation. Difficult to read at times but eased back into rose gardens and poetry thanks to the character of Lady Murasaki.
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Hannibal rising
July 16th, 2014
This was another look into the life of Hannibal. Very interesting
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Great Read
October 16th, 2013
Unfortunately I was not even aware of the book until after I had seen the movie. I love the Hannibal series. Great read. Slows down in some parts but well worth the drag when it picks up. Sickly twisted humor , but hey! It's a story about a cannibal!
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Great read
September 23rd, 2013
I loves Hannibal and Red Dragon better. But this is still an amazing read considering how high a standard the other books have set!
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