New Novel



New NovelThe Number One Sunday Times Bestselling Author Of The Silence Of The Lambs And The Creator Of Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris, Returns With His First Standalone Thriller Since His Debut Novel Black Sunday The Last Two Decades Of Th Century Popular Fiction Were Dominated By Conan Doyle And Sherlock Homes A Century On, Suspense Literature Has Achieved Their Equals In Thomas Harris GUARDIAN Harris S Writing Bears The Hallmarks Of Honed Perfection THE TIMES

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City His first novel, Black Sunday, was printed in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, Hannibal in 1999, and Hannibal Rising in 2006.

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10 thoughts on “New Novel

  1. Ron Charles says:

    Gourmand serial killer Hannibal Lecter may be off the menu, but now his creator, Thomas Harris, has added a new dish of terror Cari Mora is Harris s first novel since Hannibal Rising appeared 13 years ago Fans of his earlier best selling books and the movies and TV shows wrung from them will taste familiar ingredients in Cari Mora, along with a touch of Stieg Larsson s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and even a dash of Carl Hiaasen s Florida zaniness But the whole thing would definite Gourmand serial killer Hannibal Lecter may be off the menu, but now his creator, Thomas Harris, has added a new dish of terror Cari Mora is Harris s first novel since Hannibal Rising appeared 13 years ago Fans of his earlier best selling books and the movies and TV shows wrung from them will taste familiar ingredients in Cari Mora, along with a touch of Stieg Larsson s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and even a dash of Carl Hiaasen s Florida zaniness But the whole thing would definitely go better with some fava beans.The story is mostly a snooze not so much The Silence of the Lambs as The Counting of the Sheep It opens in Biscayne Bay at a mansion once owned by the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar After passing through the hands of playboys, filmmakers and speculators, this fabled house now sits unused, filled with monster mannequins, slasher movie props, an electric chair from Sing Sing and something called sex furniture, which I must ask about the next time I go to Ikea.Only one person has the nerve to work as a caretaker of this old house of horrors a beautiful immigrant named Cari Mora At the age of 11, Cari was To read the rest of this review, go to The Washington Post https www.washingtonpost.com entert To watch the Totally Hip Video Book Review of Cari Mora, click here

  2. Matthew says:

    1 starmaybe 1.5 because the climax was okay .I read through many other reviews of this book before starting my review I have taken a lot of guff on at least one of my 1 star reviews in the past, so since I was feeling another 1 star review, I knew I should probably tread carefully In this case, it seems like the majority agree with me.In at least one of the positive reviews I read it was mentioned that maybe memories of Silence of the Lambs was causing too much of a comparison and, 1 starmaybe 1.5 because the climax was okay .I read through many other reviews of this book before starting my review I have taken a lot of guff on at least one of my 1 star reviews in the past, so since I was feeling another 1 star review, I knew I should probably tread carefully In this case, it seems like the majority agree with me.In at least one of the positive reviews I read it was mentioned that maybe memories of Silence of the Lambs was causing too much of a comparison and, thus, led to generally negative reviews I like to think I went into this not expectingof the same If anything, I think it isof a pre conception of how I feel about Harris as an author In this case, I have read Harris books I loved and Harris books I couldn t stand, so I guess I was figuring anything goes I will stress that I did not look at reviews of this before reading, so I was not influenced by bad reviews In fact, the only thing I heard about it was from a person who liked it So, by the time I was about 2 3 of the way through and thought the book was not good, I figured I would be in the minority of thinking this Imagine my surprise when I went to Goodreads and saw an average review of 2.89 stars as of August 11th, 2019 So, I was going into this review feeling the same as many As much as I don t like to celebrate 1 star reviews, I am glad to have some company.From the very beginning I was not invested in the story at all The beginning of the book must hook me and at least get me interested I don t care how unusual, bizarre, or hard to follow it becomes after that Once I am hooked, I can then figure out if I am headed towards a low star or high star rating In this case, Harris just kept throwing out rotten bait and I just kept swimming around the boat looking for something tantalizing A couple of times I thought I finally got a really juicy nightcrawler, but then it fell of the hook, so I just kept on swimming I mentioned earlier the climax was okay maybe by then I was tired of swimming and just finally gave up and let a moderately tasty morsel pull me in because I could sense the end was in sight Needless to say, I hope my next excursion looking for a hook gets me pulled on board right away

  3. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Two it cannot be true I waited for 13 years and got this boring, predictable book with worst plot reminds you of low budgeted action movies stars As soon as I hear, one of the greatest thriller writers is back with a new book, I started to dance and raise my punch in the air while I was screaming Yess Well, when I start flipping the pages, my punch was still raised in the air but this time , it was punching an invisible man actually I was imagining the writer on my head, because I was so p Two it cannot be true I waited for 13 years and got this boring, predictable book with worst plot reminds you of low budgeted action movies stars As soon as I hear, one of the greatest thriller writers is back with a new book, I started to dance and raise my punch in the air while I was screaming Yess Well, when I start flipping the pages, my punch was still raised in the air but this time , it was punching an invisible man actually I was imagining the writer on my head, because I was so pissed off when I see missing potentials and opportunities and this book is totally both of them We meet Hans Peter Schneider, a serial killer, sadistic, dangerous man but there is nothing sophisticated or intriguing about him if you compare him with Hannibal, he s Disney character and worst copycat, only interesting thing he shares name with Hans Gruber all time best villain rents the house on Miami Waterfront was once owned by notorious Pablo Escobar,for finding millions of dollars of buried gold The house caretaker Cari Mora, tormented but tough heroine, escaped from violent past, is still scared of being sent back to her native country When I expectChianti and fava beans, I didn t even get a Cuban cigar Because vague and graphic parts weren t terrifying, they were just distasteful From the beginning, I waited to seeaction,complications, anything witty, smart, surprising but I got none of them I got bored and wanted to take an early Siesta break because I couldn t stop my yawning Dull and pointless characterization, a storyline loses its own way and finishes predictably Well Hans Cari s only similarities with Hannibal and Clarice are the first letters of their names They are never gonna have memorable, creepy , blood freezing prey and hunter kinda relationship

  4. Sam Quixote says:

    I d give this zero stars if I could what an unbearably tedious load of twaddle Thomas Harris new novel, Cari Mora, was Cari Mora is the caretaker of a house on the Miami waterfront that used to belong to Pablo Escobar Unbeknownst to her, there s millions of dollars of gold buried somewhere on the property and bad guys, including psychopathic Hans Peter Schneider, are after it which means she s in the way and has to go But, of course, Cari is no pushover let battle commence I don t kno I d give this zero stars if I could what an unbearably tedious load of twaddle Thomas Harris new novel, Cari Mora, was Cari Mora is the caretaker of a house on the Miami waterfront that used to belong to Pablo Escobar Unbeknownst to her, there s millions of dollars of gold buried somewhere on the property and bad guys, including psychopathic Hans Peter Schneider, are after it which means she s in the way and has to go But, of course, Cari is no pushover let battle commence I don t know how a writer as experienced and talented as Harris could ve made such a dog s dinner of a seemingly straightforward story, but he completely bungles the execution It s an unfocused and unnecessarily complicated narrative with awkward scene transitions random flashbacks to the past and too many pointless details that slow an already sedate narrative down to an interminably glacial pace A lot of the time it s confusing and unclear what s happening and why, and it s always, always uninteresting It amounts to one set of dull wafer thin characters vs another set with a predictable conclusion duuuh, d you think the obviously good character prevails against the obviously evil character Yuh huh And that s the other thing the cast are a bunch of vaguely written nobodies Cari and Hans Peter are bargain basement Clarice and Hannibal stand ins while the rest of which there are way too many, particularly as none of them are important anyway may as well be called Stock Detective Character and Stock FBI Agent Character that s how memorable they are Cari Mora fails across the board Badly written, boring beyond belief, and a total waste of time, I can t believe this is the same writer that gave us The Silence of the Lambs what a difference 30 years makes, eh

  5. Paromjit says:

    I went into Thomas Harris s latest novel, Cari Mora, with no expectations, and found that I really enjoyed reading it Set in Miami, Florida, a multi million mansion home on Biscayne Bay used to belong to criminal drug lord, Pablo Escobar, and according to the now dying Jesus Villareal, buried in the basement is 25 million dollars of cartel gold, sought by the monstrously evil and depraved Hans Peter Schneider, a human trafficking, organ harvesting psychopath, with a business fulfilling the desi I went into Thomas Harris s latest novel, Cari Mora, with no expectations, and found that I really enjoyed reading it Set in Miami, Florida, a multi million mansion home on Biscayne Bay used to belong to criminal drug lord, Pablo Escobar, and according to the now dying Jesus Villareal, buried in the basement is 25 million dollars of cartel gold, sought by the monstrously evil and depraved Hans Peter Schneider, a human trafficking, organ harvesting psychopath, with a business fulfilling the desires of deranged rich men A Columbian mob boss, Don Ernesto Ibarra, known by the tabloids as Don Teflon, has his eyes on the gold too, with Benito, the gardener, ex marine Antonio and Captain Marco working for him.The beautiful Cari Mora with her scars on her arms, accompanied by her rather vocal cockatoo, works a multitude of jobs, one of which is as caretaker of Escobar s mansion, now rented out by Felix the agent to Schneider, in the guise of making a horror movie The moment Schneider eyes Cari, he has nefarious plans for her, plans that become a obsession for him What he is unaware of is that Cari is a survivor, she was taken to become a child soldier for FARC in Columbia, to eventually end up in Miami, with dreams of being a veterinarian with her love of birds and animals, but hampered by her Temporary Protected Status and fear of ICE She knows she is in danger on meeting Schneider, and his motley crew, refusing to stay at the mansion, despite the pressure being put on her to do so by Felix When Miami Dade Homicide cop, DS Terry Robles warns her Schneider is coming for her, he asks her to help them catch him.I think for readers who go into this novel with expectations of another Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs, disappointment beckons I really liked the character of Cari, fulfilling family care responsibilities, desiring her own home and wanting to be free to become a vet, she just needs to find the opportunities and money to attain her dreams The serpent in her Florida paradise, threatening to take her and ruin her life is Schneider, culminating in Cari s ultimate fight for her survival This is an enjoyable and entertaining read, of greed, violence, horror and brutality, likely to be appreciated by those readers who do not expect Harris to present them with similar storytelling from his past canon Many thanks to Random House Cornerstone for an ARC

  6. ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ says:

    I can t stave off my suspicion that this was written by some randomized neuro network choosing words at random just to follow it up with combining them into random phrases I m not sure how a human is supposed to read it Or have written it.A supremely boring novel about something or other I won t be bothered finding out, of what exactly A bunch of dudes keep stumbling about and raving about stuff and having the dullest ever adventures of the kind that induce sleep in 321zzZZZ The I can t stave off my suspicion that this was written by some randomized neuro network choosing words at random just to follow it up with combining them into random phrases I m not sure how a human is supposed to read it Or have written it.A supremely boring novel about something or other I won t be bothered finding out, of what exactly A bunch of dudes keep stumbling about and raving about stuff and having the dullest ever adventures of the kind that induce sleep in 321zzZZZ The only plotline that makes any kind of sense is the line of Cari and her child soldier background And even that was undercooked The rest is all over the place in just the way that the best chapter is about some croco s digestion I m not kidding Q The crocodile, pleasantly full, swam south, submerging whenever a boat came by She was a fourteen foot saltwater crocodile and she spent part of her time in the Everglades eating juvenile Burmese pythons and the odd muskrat and nutria, but she preferred the salt bay of the South Bay Country Club, where she basked on land near the golf course fairway Crocodiles, unable to chew, must eat large creatures in chunks after they have decomposed and softened But Chihuahuas can be swallowed whole, as can corgis, Lhasa apsos and shih tzus They can be eaten fresh without having to soften in a larder, such as the one the crocodile maintained beneath the Escobar house.Other than Felix, the crocodile had eaten only one human, a drunk who fell off a boat full of drunks and was not missed at the time or ever accounted for or mourned She had a buzz for perhaps an hour after eating him.The crocodile did not dwell on eating humans, but with her prodigious memory for food and the locations of food, she did recall how refreshingly free humans were of hair and feathers and tough hide and horns and beaks and hooves Unlike a pelican, which istrouble than it is worth.Dog owners with their shorts and their plump white legs, sneaking along briskly in the gloaming following their pets, were attractive to her and they could not see very well as the light failed It only called for patience.The crocodile suffered some small discomfort in the night passing Felix s headlamp, and left it beside the fairway, to the puzzlement of the grounds keepers c Q A progression of lights on and off up through the house as Cari made her way through the mannequins, the crouching movie monsters, the seventeen foot Mother Alien from the Planet Zorn to reach her bedroom at the top of the stairs c What Q He sat naked on a stool in the center of his tiled shower room, letting the many nozzles on the walls beat water on him from all directions He was singing in his German accent just singing in the rains What a glorious feeling, I am haaaappy again He could see his reflection in the glass side of his liquid cremation machine where he was dissolving Karla, a girl who hadn t worked out for business.In the rising mist Hans Peter s image on the glass looked like a daguerreotype He struck the pose of Rodin s The Thinker and watched himself out of the corner of his eye A faint smell of lye rose with the steam.Interesting to see himself as The Thinker reflected on the glass, while behind the glass, in the tank, Karla s bones were beginning to stand up out of the paste the corrosive lye water had made of the rest of her The machine rocked, sloshing fluid back and forth The machine burped and bubbles came up.Hans Peter was very proud of his liquid cremation machine If a girl did not work out, Hans Peter could just pour her down the loo in liquid form and with no harmful effect on the groundwater c Bogey crematorium villain served.Q She did not blink The black pupils of her eyes had the smudge of intelligence c Quite a smudge, it must have been.What I hated is that this is all pretty much a recipe for making some or other boring film See this Q Two men talking in the middle of the night They are 1,040 miles apart One side of each face is lit by a cell phone They are two half faces talking in the dark I can get the house where you say it is Tell me the rest, Jes s The reply is faint through a crackle of static You paid one fourth of what you promised Puff puff Send me the rest of the money Send it to me Puff puff Jes s, if I find what I want with nohelp from you, you will receive nothing from me never That is truer than you know That s the truest thing you ever said in your life Puff puff What you want is sitting on fifteen kilos of Semtex if you find it without my help you will be splattered on the moon My arm is long, Jes s It won t reach down from the moon, Hans Pedro My name is Hans Peter, as you know You d put your hand on your peter if your arm was long enough Is that what you said I don t want your personal information Quit wasting time Send the money The connection is broken Both men lie staring into the dark Hans Peter Schneider is in a berth aboard his long black boat off Key Largo He listens to a woman sobbing on the V berth in the bow He imitates her sobs He is a good mimic His own mother s voice comes out of his face, calling the crying woman s name Karla Karla Why are you crying, my dear child It s just a dream c This is how it all starts and it goes on and on and on Is it just me being lazy or is some serious rambling around happening in here Gosh I wish there wasinfodumping on crocodiles instead I haven t the slightest idea of how I m supposed to rate it I sorely miss the negative stars

  7. Peter says:

    This Harris book was a bit of a tour de force and I didn t like it the way I liked his other books A gold treasure buried somewhere in the former house of Pablo Escobar and some crooks trying to get it The baddest crook is Hans Peter Schneider, a sadistic German who once studied medicine and sells organs, Don Ernesto, Jesus, Capt Marco Everybody tries to get his share, some die Then you have mysterious former FARQ fighter Cari Mora Can she survive the story Is she able to get the gold T This Harris book was a bit of a tour de force and I didn t like it the way I liked his other books A gold treasure buried somewhere in the former house of Pablo Escobar and some crooks trying to get it The baddest crook is Hans Peter Schneider, a sadistic German who once studied medicine and sells organs, Don Ernesto, Jesus, Capt Marco Everybody tries to get his share, some die Then you have mysterious former FARQ fighter Cari Mora Can she survive the story Is she able to get the gold There were too many characters involved, too much Spanish spoken maybe his target readers should speak Spanish here , the frame story was a bit simple gold buried in a difficult way in a house and the chapters read a bit long winded You can read this book, no question, but watching it as a movie would be the better option Not completely bad, but different to Harris other books, with a bad guy that reminded me a bit on Pendergast maybe Harris wanted to give a satire on that character That is a contemporary novel with many old school ingredients descriptions of weapons, music But to me it didn t really take off If you re interested in South America Mexico and crime stories based around related stuff you might take a peak If not, there are better page turners out

  8. J.D. Barker says:

    With CARI MORA Thomas Harris does what he does best takes us on a spine tingling, edge of your seat ride steeped in intrigue and nail biting suspense You will not sleep You will not eat This book screams to be devoured in one sitting.

  9. *TANYA* says:

    Pulse pounding thriller I CANNOT BELIEVE THOSE WORDS WERE USED TO DESCRIBE THIS BOOK Yes, I m yelling a la Annie Wilkes No, just no I was soooo looking forward to this book, how is it the same author from Silence of Lambs wrote this caca doodie Needless to say I am gravelly disappointed I think this is the first 1 star book of this year.

  10. Krystin Rachel says:

    Book Blog BookstagramOpening Hook German sausage.Main Character Lisbeth Salander on Ambien.Plot Twisty ness Twisted into boring knots.I can t believe I waited 13 years for the author who inspired my love of writing and reading and serial killers, to reenter my life only put me to fucking sleep I m so sorry Mr Harris, but girl what is you doing After such an extended hiatus, one would think the brilliant creator of Hannibal Lecter arguably the greatest villain of all time had come out Book Blog BookstagramOpening Hook German sausage.Main Character Lisbeth Salander on Ambien.Plot Twisty ness Twisted into boring knots.I can t believe I waited 13 years for the author who inspired my love of writing and reading and serial killers, to reenter my life only put me to fucking sleep I m so sorry Mr Harris, but girl what is you doing After such an extended hiatus, one would think the brilliant creator of Hannibal Lecter arguably the greatest villain of all time had come out from hibernation because he had a story that just needed to be written and shared After reading the blurb, I thought that was clearly the case here because the summary is straight fire so I needed this book immediately ASAP Pronto Gimme Beneath an unoccupied Miami Beach mansion that used to belong to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, there is rumoured to be millions of dollars worth of gold Two men are in a race to get to the gold first Don Ernesto, a Colombian mob boss, and Hans Peter Schneider, a depraved business man who kills women and sells their body parts to wealthy buyers to satisfy whatever their particular sexual fetish is Cari Mora is a US immigrant and the caretaker for the mansion A former child soldier, Cari has no idea there is literal treasure hidden under the house that is filled with slasher movie props and sex furniture But to Ernesto and Hans Peter, Cari is in the way and needs to go.Okay, so that s basically an amazing sounding story It s got everything, hidden treasure, dead drug lords, the mafia, a heroine who is vying for the title of the newest Badass Female in Fiction, sex furniture and a demented body parts smuggler who really enjoys the murder y part of his work So, please, take a moment to register my utter shock and heartbreak that this book was boring AF The only decent chapter was one told from the perspective of an alligator that was having digestive issues after eating a person And honestly, that chapter made no sense in context with the rest of the novel and shouldn t have even been included So, honestly, wtf I can t believe the author who brought characters like Clarice Starling into existence could so completely miss the mark with the characters in this novel Cari could have been a really amazing protagonist, but she s not given much to do The plot dodges and drags around her and for a while, I was curious what her purpose even was There are some clunky flashbacks to her past in Colombia that was meant to create an emotional, fleshed out space for her, but those moments were so sterile in delivery that they failed to connect Really all character development and tether to the plot is tenuous at best and non existent at worst And considering the book is named after her that s no bueno.The intention was to have her be a badass I ve seen a couple of reviewers compare her to Lisbeth Salander, and I can see it Cari is tough and damaged She knows how to kill, how to survive But Lisbeth shined because her motives and personality were vibrant and visceral, and she was so sharp in her dialogue and actions Cari has the basics, but the execution is a flop It s like she s an outline of a character and the author forgot to finish writing her.And let s talk about Hans Peter Dingleberry whatever He s the main Big Bad of the story and what a hollow, shallow disappointment that is I don t mean that in comparison to Hannibal I m putting that aside Hans Peter is lame as shit all on his very own Try as he might, Hans never achieves becoming terrifying Maybe it s partly because he keeps singing German limericks, I don t know, but he was a cartoon that might as well have been leaving ACME traps for Cari Instead of creating tension and a palpable sense of danger, I found that he brought the feeling in the novel down to a level that was basically goofy He wasn t scary He wasn t even really very clear in his psychopathy Okay, he killed his popsicle parents, but what else is going on here Why Hans WHY My opinion comes down to this only one person has ever done a villain named Hans correctly, so don t even bother, honestly.Some other quick points There were too many characters in this novel and they were 100% not required and only served to muddy up the plot waters The pacing of this was so goddamn sedate you might as well stick it in a pill bottle and prescribe it to insomnia sufferers.The plot itself, while ballin in a summary blurb, was actually very linear and didn t involve anything that could be described as climactic or unexpected But at the same time, the narrative is complicated and hard to follow And also totally uninteresting So, I guess props for confusing me with how this is possible.I don t understand how Thomas Harris could actually be the author behind this novel What is happening I blame Trump It s this goddamn multi verse we slipped into in 2016 where nothing makes sense and Nazi are chillin.I m about to go all Annie Wilkes up in here.I love Thomas Harris dearly, and that s why this is getting two stars instead of one But, it s a straight up mess 2 stars

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