My ratings: 3 stars out of 5.
My reading duration: September 22nd – 23rd, 2011.
Hannibal Rising is literally the Rising of Hannibal Lecter both physically and mentally.
The story jumps between different stages of his life from 6 to 20 something covering the time he lived with his parents during the war and his childhood after the war as well. The big twist, if you haven’t already watched the movie, will be uncovered towards the end of the book, which was a traumatic event on young Hannibal and he either intentionally or unintentionally closed out of his mind until older age.
The insertion of Lady Murasaki was really intriguing and to tell you the truth, she was the reason I kept reading this one.
Not recommended for those who haven’t read the prequels in the series. If so, highly recommended.