Hannibal Rising I’m a complete geek for the first two books in this series- Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. I’m also a complete and utter fool for the film version of Silence of the Lambs. I think it’s complete genius.
In other words, this is a book I should like. I did, but only a little. Really, it should have been so much better. My biggest problem with this Hannibal Lecter:Year One style tale is that it just doesn’t feel all that connected to the later stories. There are touches of Hannibal the Cannibal, but a lot of times it felt like another character entirely. Of course, I seem to remember having a similar reaction to Hannibal, so I guess this shouldn’t be a total surprise.
And yeah, I’ll still end up watching the movie at some point.