Dr. Lecter was not a villian. He was the hero of those stories. I’ve read each and saw all incarnations of the movies.
Dr. Lecter was performing a community service when he committed what so many call his “crimes”.
I’ve never understood people who place this kind of story under “horror”. I don’t think I’m splitting hairs when I say that thriller is more accurate. I’m sensitive about the good Dr., who is one of my favorite characters in literature. I place him alongside Atticus Finch, and real life hero Jonas Salk.
Take an afternoon and read some Jim Thompson, and the world will make more sense.
This is absolutely no shit:
There is a novel about these guys. It’s called, “Dwarf Rapes Nun, Flees In UFO!” It’s about a New York paper, (thinly disguised NY Post) and they age of the Headline. I still have it. It came up in conversation at the book club at the Kennedy Library book club in Muncie. It did me good to know there are others like me out there.