Making Murder: The Fiction of Thomas Harris

Making Murder: The Fiction of Thomas Harris

by Philip L. Simpson

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Overview

Thomas Harris created the iconic fictional murderer and sociopath, Hannibal Lecter. This book explores and analyzes the characters, artistry, and cultural impact of Harris's novels—four of which are centered on the terrifying villain of the iconic film, The Silence of the Lambs.


• Includes reproductions of paintings that figure heavily in Harris's work, including William Blake's The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed With the Sun

• Provides bibliographic listings of print and online resources for further reading

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313356247
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2009
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Philip L. Simpson is associate provost at the Palm Bay campus of Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL.

What People are Saying About This

Tony Magistrale

" 'Well written and meticulously researched, Making Murder gets behind the masks so often affiliated with the reclusive Thomas Harris and his most famous literary and cinematic personage, America's postmodern bogeyman, Hannibal Lecter. Making Murder is a fine sequel to Psycho Paths, Simpson's trenchant study of serial killers, and sheds new light on our thirty-year cultural fascination with Harris's darkly brooding novels and their film adaptations."

Tony Magistrale, Professor and Chair, English Department, University of Vermont

Tony Magistrale

" 'Well written and meticulously researched, Making Murder gets behind the masks so often affiliated with the reclusive Thomas Harris and his most famous literary and cinematic personage, America's postmodern bogeyman, Hannibal Lecter. Making Murder is a fine sequel to Psycho Paths, Simpson's trenchant study of serial killers, and sheds new light on our thirty-year cultural fascination with Harris's darkly brooding novels and their film adaptations."

Gary Hoppenstand

"Phil Simpson's work on Thomas Harris is brilliant. Harris is one of the most important writers of thrillers today, and his anti-hero Hannibal Lecter is one of the most memorable creations in modern popular fiction. Simpson presents a wonderful introduction to Thomas Harris. It is well-written and highly informative, one of the best books I've read this year, and certainly one of the best books I've ever read about thrillers."

Gary Hoppenstand, Editor, The Journal of Popular Culture

Gary Hoppenstand

"Phil Simpson's work on Thomas Harris is brilliant. Harris is one of the most important writers of thrillers today, and his anti-hero Hannibal Lecter is one of the most memorable creations in modern popular fiction. Simpson presents a wonderful introduction to Thomas Harris. It is well-written and highly informative, one of the best books I've read this year, and certainly one of the best books I've ever read about thrillers."

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