~ Thomas Harris, Hannibal
For the month of November, I’d like to give thanks to some of my favorite books. Key word being some because unfortunately there isn’t enough days to honor all the books I love. So I’ve issued myself the challenge to do thirty days of thanks for books… and today I am thankful for…
Day 16 – Hannibal by Thomas Harris
Seven years since Dr. Hannibal Lecter escaped he is still free. But Agent Clarice Starling is hot on his trail, along with a corrupt Italian policeman and mutilated multimillionaire who all want to capture him for different reasons. Yet Lecter wants to taste more of his freedom… Hands down, favorite book of all time! I’ve read this book so many times and I’m more thankful for it each time. From inspiring me to write better and create more ingenious characters (not that I ever expect to create one as amazing as Lecter) to being a deliciously disturbing read to the elegance of how the story is told… I could go on and on. And I’m even thankful that Thomas Harris created such a shocking controversial ending like he did because he wasn’t afraid to take a chance. This is a book you won’t forget!