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Red Dragon

Harris, Thomas

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Red Dragon
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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
0440206154
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.

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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