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Cari Mora Book Blog | BookstagramOpening Hook German sausageMain Character Lisbeth Salander on AmbienPlot Twisty ness Twisted into boring knotsI 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 GimmeBeneath 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 goOkay 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 buenoThe 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 herAnd 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 honestlySome other uick points There were too many characters in this novel and they were 100% not reuired 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 sufferersThe 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 possibleI 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 hereI 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 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 himThe 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 himI 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 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 starsAs 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 themWe 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 Escobarfor 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 expect Chianti 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 see action 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 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? 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 FAR 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 uestion 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 AmericaMexico and crime stories based around related stuff you might take a peak If not there are better page turners out 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 itA 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 kiddingThe 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 houseOther 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 himThe 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 is trouble than it is worthDog 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 patienceThe 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 cA progression of lights on and off up through the house as Cari made her way through the manneuins 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?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 liuid cremation machine where he was dissolving Karla a girl who hadn’t worked out for businessIn 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 steamInteresting 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 upHans Peter was very proud of his liuid cremation machine If a girl did not work out Hans Peter could just pour her down the loo in liuid form—and with no harmful effect on the groundwater c Bogey crematorium villain servedShe did not blink The black pupils of her eyes had the smudge of intelligence c uite a smudge it must have beenWhat I hated is that this is all pretty much a recipe for making some or other boring film See thisTwo men talking in the middle of the night They are 1040 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 Jesús”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“Jesús if I find what I want with no help 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 Semtexif you find it without my help you will be splattered on the moon”“My arm is long Jesús”“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 uit 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 was infodumping on crocodiles instead I haven't the slightest idea of how I'm supposed to rate it I sorely miss the negative stars 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 “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 1 star maybe 15 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 meIn 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 expecting of the same If anything I think it is of 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 goesI 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 23 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 289 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 companyFrom 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 From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil greed and the conseuences of dark obsessionTwenty five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront Ruthless men have tracked it for years Leading the pack is Hans Peter Schneider Driven by unspeakable appetites he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other richer men Cari Mora caretaker of the house has escaped from the violence in her native country She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status subject to the iron whim of ICE She works at many jobs to survive Beautiful marked by war Cari catches the eye of Hans Peter as he closes in on the treasure But Cari Mora has surprising skills and her will to survive has been tested beforeMonsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris Cari Mora his sixth novel is the long awaited return of an American master

About the Author: Thomas Harris

Librarian NoteThere is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameThomas 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 Risin

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