Cari Mora

Cari Mora

From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.Twenty-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 fles...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Cari Mora
Author:Thomas Harris
Rating:
Edition Language:English

Cari Mora Reviews

  • J.D. Barker

    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.

  • Debbie

    I Loved Cari Mora. She is a beautiful, courageous, smart and true bad-ass main character as well as the title of Thomas Harris's new novel- his first in 13 years. Cari is a born survivor. She is living in Miami, working multiple jobs, and surviving. She is the house care taker for a Miami beach mansion, which buried beneath lies millions of dollars in cartel gold. Pure evil, cold blooded, Hans-Peter Schneider is the leader of a group of ruthless men that have been tracking the gold. However, Car

    I Loved Cari Mora. She is a beautiful, courageous, smart and true bad-ass main character as well as the title of Thomas Harris's new novel- his first in 13 years. Cari is a born survivor. She is living in Miami, working multiple jobs, and surviving. She is the house care taker for a Miami beach mansion, which buried beneath lies millions of dollars in cartel gold. Pure evil, cold blooded, Hans-Peter Schneider is the leader of a group of ruthless men that have been tracking the gold. However, Cari is a survivor and Hans-Peter doesn't know what he is up against when he starts after Cari. This is a heart-stopping, hold your breath thriller that can't be missed.

  • Erin Clemence

    I was so torn on what to rate this book. On one hand—well, it’s Thomas Harris…….but on the other hand—nothing can compare to the iconic Hannibal Lecter, and it’s silly to even try. Alas….

    I was so torn on what to rate this book. On one hand—well, it’s Thomas Harris…….but on the other hand—nothing can compare to the iconic Hannibal Lecter, and it’s silly to even try. Alas….

    “Cari Mora” is fast-paced and page-turning. Small chapters make this novel a quick read, but if you are expecting another

    , prepare for disappointment.

    Cari herself is a great character, tough as nails and ready to take down anyone who gets in her way. She is the ultimate female phoenix- rising from the ashes of a horrible background and trying to start her life anew. Hans-Peter is also eerily intriguing, for all of his disturbing flaws. Obviously, there are some similarities to Hannibal Lecter, and these comparisons make him even more appealing. These two characters aside, there is a

    cast of back up characters

    , that are exceptionally difficult to keep track of. One group of criminals is on Cari’s side, and another group is against Cari

    , and a good portion of time is spent trying to determine which is which and who is who.

    I was desperate for more Hans-Peter. The snippets we get of him

    do not nearly satisfy. The extraneous gold-hunting characters could have been completely eradicated, and more of the historical development of Hans-Peter would have made this novel a full-blown five stars.

    That being said, this novel was short and I was able to read it in a day. It was interesting enough that I wanted to find out how it resolved

    , and Harris has a creative

    writing style that is all his own.

    On its own, this novel is worth exploring for those who like gold-hunting, murderous gang novels, with just a hint of psychopathy. Compared to

    and

    , it will leave you disappointed, but those are two novels that leave one hell of an impression and any author would have difficulty writing anything anywhere near comparable.

  • Tracy Robinson

    Full review here:

    Here’s a snippet of it:

    “The wind off the bay was full of ghosts tonight — young men and women and children who had lived or died in her arms….other nights the wind batted lightly at her like the memory of a kiss, of eyelashes brushing her face, sweet breath on her neck” (12).

    Thirteen years. It is impossible to NOT be overly excited when one of my favorite authors of all time announces a new book after a little over a decade. I pre-ordere

    Full review here:

    Here’s a snippet of it:

    “The wind off the bay was full of ghosts tonight — young men and women and children who had lived or died in her arms….other nights the wind batted lightly at her like the memory of a kiss, of eyelashes brushing her face, sweet breath on her neck” (12).

    Thirteen years. It is impossible to NOT be overly excited when one of my favorite authors of all time announces a new book after a little over a decade. I pre-ordered. I waited. It was to be set in a different world than Lecter, but that was fine. I loved Black Sunday, too. And then it was here, delivered on release day. YES!! The review that follows is my honest reaction to reading this newest from Harris: part joy, part disappointment, and a bit of bewilderment.

  • Layton

    I simply do not understand the polarizing reviews for this book. I really liked it, even though I have enjoyed some of Harris’s other work better. I’m better at lists than full-fledged reviews so here is a list of some of the things that I love about this book (as well as my few qualms):

    1. This book is, on the surface, a crime/thriller novel, yet the true heart of this book is the city of Miami, richly detailed and described by Harris throughout. Much like the object of conflict, I could almost

    I simply do not understand the polarizing reviews for this book. I really liked it, even though I have enjoyed some of Harris’s other work better. I’m better at lists than full-fledged reviews so here is a list of some of the things that I love about this book (as well as my few qualms):

    1. This book is, on the surface, a crime/thriller novel, yet the true heart of this book is the city of Miami, richly detailed and described by Harris throughout. Much like the object of conflict, I could almost feel the golden rays of sunshine and the heat of the Miami sun. This is Harris’s love letter to the city he has resided in for many years now, and his love shows on every page.

    2. The soul of the book, and a noticeable concern of the author, is the plight of illegal immigrants in the United States. Cari’s story, slowly revealed, is heartbreaking and the best part of the book, and made me sympathize for her even more.

    3. The writing style. Harris’s recognizable short, yet incredibly atmospheric prose is on full display throughout the book. At times I felt his prose style was a bit clunky, with short simple sentences and repetition of certain words, but I think Harris was aiming to make the book move at a quick, almost cinematic pace. This book was written almost like an Ellroyvian crime novel, with short bursts of dialogue and action, and I think it works for the most part.

    4. Character development was a bit of a mess. While the titular main character and the main antagonist are relatively well fleshed out, the development of many of the secondary characters is missing, making it difficult to relate or care for them.

    5. Hans-Peter Schneider is a meh villain. Sex-traffickers are absolutely terrifying to me, but Hans-Peter sometimes comes off as a goofy character, a villain almost Disney-movie bad. He resembles Hannibal in some aspects, yet Hannibal is far more intriguing. I wish Hans-Peter was more interesting, and that Harris had approached the villain in this book differently than he has multiple villains before.

    Did I love Cari Mora? Somewhat. The plot was interesting, and I couldn’t put the book down for many reasons, none of which I want to spoil here. There are problems with it, but I am so happy that it was published and would love to read more about Cari, just preferably not have to wait 13 years for a sequel.

    3 golden stars.

    (My original rating was 3.5 rounded to 4 but I believe it really deserves 3.)

    EDIT:

    I have now lowered my rating yet again. I cannot shake the feeling that this book could have been so much more than it ultimately was. The greatest disappointment I have felt towards a book in recent memory.

    2 stars.

  • Jason

    Goodness....eek.

    What....uh....what was that?

    Cari Mora, the most recent brain child of famed writer Thomas Harris, does 2 things brilliantly: it confuses the reader, and it bores the reader.

    There are so many flimsy character connections and even flimsier motives behind the characters' actions that I didn't know what the hell the novel was trying to be. Crime novel? Thriller? Psycho-thriller? Horror? Historical fiction? Nature pamphlet? Miami vacation tour brochure? We are introduced to so many ch

    Goodness....eek.

    What....uh....what was that?

    Cari Mora, the most recent brain child of famed writer Thomas Harris, does 2 things brilliantly: it confuses the reader, and it bores the reader.

    There are so many flimsy character connections and even flimsier motives behind the characters' actions that I didn't know what the hell the novel was trying to be. Crime novel? Thriller? Psycho-thriller? Horror? Historical fiction? Nature pamphlet? Miami vacation tour brochure? We are introduced to so many characters, with almost no character development for any of them, that I couldn't remember to which team each of them belonged, nor who was the bad guy or good guy half the time.

    I'm not entirely sure what point Cari had in even being in the story, other than to be a half-assed attempt by Harris at constructing a successful heroine on par with Sterling in Silence of the Lambs. She is given bizarre, choppy flashbacks which are supposed to give us some insight into why she is the way that she is - but it fails, because Harris forgot to tell the reader who the hell Cari Mora is supposed to be. Why is she there? What's her purpose? What's her motive for anything? Because I'm not believing her past as having any connection to her present-day motives. Her character might have made sense if handled more carefully, and/or if it had been fleshed out. She's interesting...ish, but only if the writer does her story justice. Her story felt lazily done, as though Harris wanted us to care about her, maybe even cry over her, but didn't want to actually put in the work to get the reader to that point.

    Then there was Hans Whomever: the villain that wasn't. I don't even really know what to say other than I have no idea if he was there for the gold, or to murder people, or to kidnap Cari, or to get his jollies off, or to....whatever. I just am not sure. One thing is for sure: he ain't no Hannibal. Not scary. Not creepy. Not really anything.

    By far the most interesting character in this novel was the random crocodile, which even got its own brief chapter of about 3 pages near the latter portion of the book. Also some of the birds. The birds are nice. Tweet tweet.

    The chapters were also confusing. The locations were sometimes unclear to me, though I was sometimes quite bored so I might have been zoning in and out. This might be surprising; at first glance, you'd think that a 300+ page book has plenty of room to fully flesh out an interesting story. Not this kind of story, nosiree. There's too much back story and too much historical significance to a lot of it to just gloss over. This book could have been 200 pages longer, maybe more, and then it might have been good. Also, don't be fooled into believing for a second that this book is 300 pages - the font is so large it reminds me of those times in university when I'd increase my font size to make my essay a couple pages longer. I'd be surprised if this was even a 250 page manuscript, then suddenly became 300+ when they increased the font size from 12 to 16. Oh, and also added a blank page in between each of the chapters, which were only like 3 pages each to begin with.

    It wasn't all bad, though. It had some good moments. Some of the action-y moments were good, but too short-lived. I'd have liked more of that. It was just missing complex characters; what we got were cardboard cutout characters and an anti-climatic conclusion. Typical Good, Typical Bad, and finally, Typical Ending. It felt lazily composed of, hastily published. Apart from the beautiful book jacket, there's not too much going on here.

    Perhaps in time, and with distance, this book will improve in my head. I've also rounded up, cuz I just feel bad giving it 1 star.

    Until that time, onwards.

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 stars!

    As 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 p

    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 stars!

    As 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 them)

    We 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 Escobar,for 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 more 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 more action, more 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 !

  • Darwin8u

    Ugh. I bought a copy with Harris’ signature in it from B&N. If not for the neat autograph, I’d ask for my money back. The best thing about this book was the cover. Someone needed to pay-off a mortgage, a mistress, or send their kid to Harvard. I feel like I did when I was a kid and saw Tom Clancey jump the shark. It is so bad, it makes me question all his other books a bit.

  • Ron Charles

    Gourmand serial killer Hannibal Lecter may be off the menu, but now his creator, Thomas Harris, has added a new dish of terror. “Cari Mora” is Harris’s first novel since “Hannibal Rising” appeared 13 years ago. Fans of his earlier best-selling books — and the movies and TV shows wrung from them — will taste familiar ingredients in “Cari Mora,” along with a touch of Stieg Larsson’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and even a dash of Carl Hiaasen’s Florida zaniness. But the whole thing would definite

    Gourmand serial killer Hannibal Lecter may be off the menu, but now his creator, Thomas Harris, has added a new dish of terror. “Cari Mora” is Harris’s first novel since “Hannibal Rising” appeared 13 years ago. Fans of his earlier best-selling books — and the movies and TV shows wrung from them — will taste familiar ingredients in “Cari Mora,” along with a touch of Stieg Larsson’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and even a dash of Carl Hiaasen’s Florida zaniness. But the whole thing would definitely go better with some fava beans.

    The story is mostly a snooze: not so much “The Silence of the Lambs” as

    . It opens in Biscayne Bay at a mansion once owned by the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. After passing through the hands of playboys, filmmakers and speculators, this fabled house now sits unused, filled with monster mannequins, slasher-movie props, an electric chair from Sing Sing and something called “sex furniture,” which I must ask about the next time I go to Ikea.

    Only one person has the nerve to work as a caretaker of this old house of horrors: a beautiful immigrant named Cari Mora. At the age of 11, Cari was. . . .

  • Sam Quixote

    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 kno

    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?

Best Books Online is in no way intended to support illegal activity. Use it at your risk. We uses Search API to find books/manuals but doesn´t host any files. All document files are the property of their respective owners. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. If you find documents that should not be here please report them


©2019 Best Books Online - All rights reserved.