Why 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.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
HANNIBAL LECTER HAS BEEN ON THE RUN FOR SEVEN YEARS.
And seven years after he helped FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling bring down Buffalo Bill, her career is collapsing after a disastrous drug bust.
Meanwhile, seven years after violently escaping from custody, Hannibal Lecter is hunted by Mason Verger, a psychopathic former client obsessed with feeding him to wild boars.
With the one-time partners at a low ebb, Hannibal is the one to reach out to Clarice, who has been plagued by dreams of his rasping voice.
It has been seven years since they both came to realise they…