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Hemmingway Hands [15 Dec 2006|12:47pm]

[ mood | curious ]

This is just something that's been on my mind, but does anyone have any thoughts as to why Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising make no mention of Dr. Lecter's sixth finger?

I just finished the new book last night and I wouldn't mind hearing outside ideas.

Thanks in advance.

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[16 Nov 2006|08:34pm]

[ mood | excited ]


An exciting announcement! Thomas Harris has written a new Hannibal Lecter
novel, HANNIBAL RISING. It goes on sale nationwide December 5th, but YOU can
read a chapter TODAY.

To read the excerpt and visit the newly redesigned Thomas Harris Web site, go

At last, the evolution of his evil is revealed. In his first novel in seven
years, Thomas Harris takes readers back to the origins of Hannibal Lecter.
HANNIBAL RISING reveals how the extremely intelligent and passionate young
Lecter evolved into one of the most haunting characters in literature, the man
who has kept fans riveted in RED DRAGON, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, and HANNIBAL.

Intrigued? Visit http://www.thomasharris.com to read a chapter from the book or
listen to the author’s own reading and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to
win a signed limited edition of HANNIBAL RISING.

While you are there, you can view an exclusive still from the movie HANNIBAL
RISING for which Thomas Harris wrote the screenplay. This major release will be
in theatres February 9th.

Visit http://www.thomasharris.com and be sure to sign-up for the e-mail list to
receive updates about HANNIBAL RISING, the upcoming movie, and other Thomas
Harris news.


YAY!!!! A new book and a new movie within two months! I'm excited. Are you excited?

...I feel like a 1st grader on my way to the zoo. Haha.

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Behind The Mask...? [26 Jul 2006|12:03pm]

[ mood | cranky ]

I've heard about Harris's new Lecter book, Behind The Mask, but when I looked it up on Chapters, it says it came out October 2002. But it's unavailable to order, and there are no copies at Chapters. I was just wondering... is it already out? Or is it coming out sometime soon?

I know the movie, Young Hannibal, is coming out February 7th, 2007. =D

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[04 Jul 2006|11:01am]

So I'm reading a John Douglas book and he keeps going on and on about how he was "the inspiration for Jack Crawford." Does anyone know if this is true, or is he just complimenting himself?
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[09 Apr 2006|09:39pm]

I just saw Harry Potter IV last night. Great graphics. Awesome, really. Stupid producers, though, cut Winky and Dobby and a bunch of other parts out. That annoyed me. Anyway! In the last scene before Harry picks up the portkey to get back to Hogwarts (when he is at the graveyard), Voldemort is standing over Harry and I swear to God, I knew it was Ralph Fierres(sp?)- the guy in the Red Dragon re-make who plays Francis Dolarhyde.

Afterwards, the credits and my Red Dragon DVD box confirmed it.

I feel special for noticing that. Lol.
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[17 Mar 2006|02:37am]

[ mood | awake ]

Hey, I found this today and thought it may be of interest, it's an excerpt from a book I must admit I haven't yet read, but am tempted to pick up, that takes a deeper analytical look at Harris' work. Enjoy :)


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Hey, whadya think? [10 Mar 2006|10:11pm]

Quick thought:

I was watching Brief History of Time and I'm noticing that Steven Hawking looks a little like Mason Verger...

I'm not sure if that was a really stupid comment or not yet. Lemme know.

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Updates. [01 Mar 2006|09:27pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Your friendly neighborhood moderator here, just apprising everyone of a refurbished (and, if I might say, shiny) community layout.

I apologize for not giving this community the time that it deserves, but rest assured that with the upcoming film and book releases that this place will see an influx of interested patrons.

In the interim, I encourage you all to enjoy the various comment threads and posts that currently occupy the community. Furthermore, I'd like to know how everyone feels about the pending movie -- The Lecter Variations, if I recall correctly -- and subsequent book releases. After Hannibal's ten-year genesis, what are your thoughts as to the latest attempt by Harris?

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[01 Mar 2006|07:47pm]

I recently watched "Silence of the Lambs". Previous to that, I had watched "Red Dragon". I have also read both books. Anyway, while I was watching SotL, it didn't seem as if Hopkins portrayed the same Lecter he did in RD. It was almost as if a) he was trying too hard or b)he wasn't into the character.

Did he shoot RD after SotL? That may be the cause of his 'not being in character'. He just seemed so much like I would imagine Lecter to be when he played in RD, and not seeing that same...air if you will, about him made me not too fond of SotL. Has anyone else felt like this, too? Is "Hannibal" (the movie) shot with Hopkins so distant from the way Lecter is portrayed in RD? I want to see it, but I'm afraid of being disappointed in it. I thought the book was a good way to see inside of Lecter, finally. I mean, the ending sucked, but overall it was a good read.

Argh...I think I should called the producer of that film. :P
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[05 Jan 2006|09:16pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

I started reading Black Sunday a while ago. The first few chapters moved kind of slowly and I lost interest in it. I suppose it also confused me to some degree. Anyone else feel this way? or should I finish it out?

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[31 Dec 2005|02:16pm]

[ mood | bored ]

I just got the book of Red Dragon for Christmas. Does anyone know why they changed Willy's name to Josh in the movie? It threw me off.

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FREAK, HARELIP!: [27 Dec 2005|08:55am]


Poor, poor future Francis Dolarhydes!


(*I'm just being a prick*) xD

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[09 Dec 2005|04:40pm]

[ mood | awake ]

I just finished Hannibal about a week ago. I really liked how he went to Starling., that he felt some sort of connection with her. But I didn't like the ending so much. Throughout the story, Starling was this strong character and then...the ending is just...blah. It made her seem weak. I didn't like that. I think it completely destroyed the entire persona that Harris began creating in Silence of the Lambs. It was just a big let-down.

I also started Black Sunday right after I finished the other. I'm on chapter five. So far, it seems to be moving slowly. It's about a week overdue, too. I haven't decided if I'm going to renew it or just take it back. Is it worth it?

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BEHOLD THE GREAT RED DRAGON: [30 Nov 2005|01:28pm]


Hi to all,

I have a question concerning a particular scene from the 2002 movie Red Dragon, featuring Ed Norton as Will Graham, and its when Graham climbs a tree to have a better view of the Jacobis' house and notice a strange symbol that may be the killer's signature:


If anyone could tell me the signaficance of this symbol, I will be thankful.

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Hi:) [13 Nov 2005|03:12pm]

[ mood | cold ]

I'm new to this community, and I'm a big fan of Thomas Harris. For a while I never knew Silence of the Lambs was a book (=P) but when I finally realized it I read it, and loved it. I've read all his books except Black Sunday, and I'm eagerly waiting for his next book:)

My favorite book is Silence of the Lambs. I really liked Hannibal, but the ending just ruined it for me. I guess it was a good ending, but it made me sad. I cried when I finished the book=P

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[29 Oct 2005|04:19pm]

[ mood | cold ]

I'm new here. I recently became interested in Thomas Harris and his novels. I've read Silence of the Lambs and seen Red Dragon. In a matter of minutes I'm going to reserve Red Dragon and Hannibal, at least. I know virtually nothing about Black Sunday, though I've heard of it. I've fallen behind on my reading due to a lack of knowledge of the location of my library card for the past three months, so I'm eager to bring home a stack of ten. I know this is a Thomas Harris community but does anyone have any other suggestions of good books? I'd be interested in finding out what others read and expanding my own...reading interests.

And does anyone know the date of TLV release? I read an earlier entry that said it was coming out in the fall. I'd be interested to read that. Even though some of you may be skeptical, I think finding out what Hannibal's childhood was like would give a lot of insight into what we see in TH's other novels. I'm interested to see what Harris comes up with.

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[19 Jul 2005|01:17pm]

so i've discovered why thomas harris is writing another book...he signed a contract and hannibal was the first of two books to be written after silence...too bad

this is where i found that so i guess check it out:
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Just Joined [18 Jul 2005|12:21pm]

[ mood | groggy ]

I am so thoroughly excited I have found people who appreciate all of Thomas Harris' works and not just the books pertaining to Hannibal Lecter. Although Harris was a genius in developing the character we know today as Hannibal Lecter.

I own all four however, Black Sunday, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal, in case you didn't know what they were, and am anxiously awaiting the newest book (Lecter Variations/Behind the Mask)

My fave book he wrote would have to be Hannibal because it delves into Hannibal but my favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs because it's so much more true to the book than the other movies.

Well that's all from me...chilll...

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An inkling of an update. [15 Jun 2005|09:03am]

[ mood | curious ]

According to the brains at Loving Lecter, Thomas Harris' latest novel, Behind the Mask is slated for release sometime this Fall.

Popular notion has it that the book will explore Hannibal Lecter's discordant childhood, adolescence, and early adult years, focusing specifically on his transition from man to "monster".

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[27 Apr 2005|07:38pm]

does anyone know if Red Dragon has ever been printed in Russian, and if so, where I can purchase a copy of it online? I've done a few searches but haven't found anything yet.
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