Thomas Harris Essay, Research Paper
Thomas Harris is a man with many tallents, an a keen intrest in writing. He earned a major in English, he has written for many newspapers and is most known for his second book which became a major motion picture earning 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture , Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screen Play, Silence of the Lambs. Harris was born in Jackson Tennessee in 1940 He loved to read, he moved to Rich Mississippi at a young age so his father could persue a farming carrer. He got married but was divorced in the 1960?s, by then he had one child. A daughter byt he name of Anne. At this point Harris moved to New York to became a writer for the Harold Tribune as a police reporter. He wrote minor articles for magazines. Though he found the police work to be boring it exposed him to the police enviironement which he uses in his novels. His first novel was wrote in 1975, it was about terrorists who use the Goodyear Blimp to try and bomb the Super Bowl. Harris and two other co-workers came up with the idea for the story but Harris took over and finished the novel. The novel became a succsesfull movie and a notional bestseller. Thomas devoted most of his time now to writing, he writes with such detail that it took him untill 1981 for him to release his next book. One of the reasons Harris? books do so well is because of his attention to detail, he spends many years reaserching a subject before he writes a novel about it. His second book, Red Dragon was the first book in a series of three phycological thrillers in which you are taken in to the mind of a killer known as Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter. The next book is by far his most famous and is titled “Silence of the Lambs”. This novel is about an FBI agent trying to find a killer by the name of Buffalo Bill, she needs to crack open the mind of Hannibal Lecter in order to find him. His third book Hannibal,is about the hunt for the long time escaped killer Hannibal “the Cannible” Lecter. Harris now resided in many of his homes located in Rich Mississippi, Long Island NY, and Miami Flordia.