Red Dragon

Harris, Thomas

Book - 2005
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Red Dragon
MEET HANNIBAL LECTER FOR THE FIRST TIME. In the realm of psychological suspense, Thomas Harris stands alone. Exploring both the nature of human evil and the nerve-racking anatomy of a forensic investigation, Harris unleashes a frightening vision of the dark side of our well-lighted world. In this extraordinary novel, which preceded The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal , Harris introduced the unforgettable character Dr. Hannibal Lecter. And in it, Will Graham--the FBI man who hunted Lecter down--risks his sanity and his life to duel a killer called the... Red Dragon

Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2005, c1981
ISBN: 9780440206156
Branch Call Number: FICTION HARRIS 2005
Characteristics: 454 p. ;,18 cm


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Start the Hannibal Lecter series while you wait for the Blu-ray. This is the first book. The Silence of the Lambs is #2, Hannibal is #3, and Hannibal Rising is #4.

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Jun 30, 2011
  • ColemanRidge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not just better than the sequels, but a completely different kind of book. The hero is unequivocally good, but just about as scary as the villain. The villain is as bad as the Black Plague, as a rabid rat in a nursery, as a death camp, but doing the best he can considering his circumstances. The book can scare one into putting a weapon close to hand, and can make one feel pity and terror at the same moment.

Apr 28, 2011
  • Tylerwithtree rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The above comments are waaay off, friends.
Thomas confounds genre stereotypes by mixing horror, thriller, and a detective novel.
Beautifully, tensely written, populated with characters you're left longing to see again. Some, of course, you do.....

Mar 01, 2011
  • keo8128 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Better than Hannibal, not as good as Silence of the Lambs.

May 24, 2010

Interesting but too predictable

Nov 02, 2007
  • reviewer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A disappointing work with stereotypical main characters by an author who is capable of much greater and more original things. Interesting murder scenes and that's about it.


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