Why did I love this book?
Thomas Harris has a way of merging excitement with a tense pace and exquisite prose. His writing style is something I aspire to. From the opening scene of pure adrenaline when Clarice and her team are making a drug raid arrest and things go terribly bad to the almost operatic nature of Hannibal trapping the Italian detective and killing him, Hannibal is a case study is melding literature and thriller and coming up with the ultimate classic. Reading this books showed me that I could set more than one mood in a book, which I did in my debut book.