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In case you were wondering,

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Yeah, God still hates each and every fucking one of us.
  • Lord. The more we learn about Lecter, the less interesting he becomes.
    • Amen. I couldn't even get through Hannibal. Remember all that garbage about his sister and her "place"? When will someone sit this man down and tell him that Steinbeckian impressions should be left for the joke book you do on April 1st?
      • I read the whole thing.

        I want the three hours I spent doing so back, now, plz k thx.
      • Yeah, those ridiculous flashbacks to WWII and all that crap about the Memory Palace. God, that was an awful book!
        • But he replaced his beloved sister!

          Such horse-shit. Such complete horseshit.
    • ...this may, actually, be the most insightful thing I've ever read about horror.

      kudos to you.
  • Someday, I want to be the sort of writer who can laugh all the way to the bank with a fat check, options, and the warm glow of knowing that somebody will pay me to churn out utter drivel 'cos the first book was SO GOOD.
    • Red Dragon was not that good, honestly.
      Silence of the Lambs was really that good.
      Hannibal needs to be buried somewhere. Every last copy of it needs to be unmade. It's just THAT BAD.
      EVEN DAVID MAMET couldn't salvage the ending: the film of Hannibal is better than the book, because Mamet hacked off the fucking STUPID ending and put something in that made sense.
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      • Rent the recent movie with Fiennes and Ed Norton in it.

        I'd honestly call that the best Hannibal Lecter movie period.
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          • Red Dragon is well-acted and really, really, just DISTURBING. Fiennes does a good job of making the villain juuuust sympathetic enough that the horrible things are not inexplicable, which makes them therefore all the more horrible.

            I know a good amount about how psychopathology works too- and yeah, this isn't how psychopathology works. But it didn't seem completely impossible to me: it was realistic enough to enable me to swallow the disbelief, and creepy enough to scare me.
            Of course, the Japanese film that the recent Sara Michelle Gellar vehicle 'The Grudge' is based on creeped the shit out of me, so.
            • Manhunter was better. Brian Cox was creepier by about a billion.

              Harris lost the narrative thread. Supporting characters, no matter how interesting, do not support a full novel. Look at Anne Rice's whoring of the Vampire Chronicles.

              I like how the reprinted press release didn't mention what a bomb Hannibal was at the box office.
    • I didn't bother with Red Dragon, I admit.

      I'm still a bit grouchy that a friend of mine made me go see the first film in the theater right about when _Silence_ came out as a movie, and I was treated to serial killer-does in-a-gadda-da-vida.
    • I disagree. I think the novel Red Dragon is as good as and maybe even better than Silence of the Lambs.
      • I have to admit it's been far too long since I read either to have any solid conclusions one way or the other.
  • Yeah, the whole 'serial killers are sexy cool omigod!' thing does not track with me...
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