Note: this post has to do with Hannibal the book, not Hannibal the movie.
Spoilers - don’t read if you don’t want to know anything about the plot.
I saw Hannibal this past weekend and decided to re-read the book, which I thought was incredibly awful the first time around. I found that I enjoyed it much more this time; I think I was past the gross-out factor and was able to better focus on the story, which brings me to my questions:
Did anyone else catch the numerous hints and allusions Thomas Harris gave to Hannibal’s being the serial killer “Il Mostro”? It is so obvious I can’t believe I totally missed it the first time, and I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere in any reviews. Anyone else catch it? - I can’t possibly be the only one. Or am I off my rocker?