Red Dragon - Hannibal Lecter, Bk 1 Author:Thomas Harris 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 o... more »f 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« less
A serial killer is on the loose who murders whole families. The only hope of stopping him rests in the hands of two men...a detective who can put himself in the mind of a killer and a serial-killing cannibal who he locked away. This is the first appearance of Hannibal Lecter and it's a good one! This book got me into suspense thrillers and it's still one of the best. It's hard to put this book down.
WOW---This was a very Creepy??? Scarey??? Lets lock the doors and turn on all the lights read. The book is so much better than the movie. This book is the one written before the Silence Of The Lambs,so this is where you are actually introduced to Hannibal Lecter.
I was sitting alone in my father's living room going through the books on his shelves when I came across Red Dragon.
I knew Nothing about the book or it's soon to be(it was a while ago) very famous author.
I started reading it while sitting cross legged on the wooden floor.
And I couldn't put it down !!!
This is in my opinion the BEST of Harris's books which include some famous ones including Silence of the Lambs.
The story hangs on a sad loner who works in a photo developing place and whose main hobby is pumping iron.
Demented and strong, he finds happy families by culling through the photos he develops. Then he go's out there and hacks them all(sparing no one, not even the pets) to death.
Some how, in his warped mind, every time he does this it is one step closer to his metamorphosis as a Red Dragon.
So they bring the best FBI guy to solve this type of case. One who has had many of these and is able to empathize by putting himself in the killer's place. This does not do a lot for his own peace of mind but it does make him highly effective.
Fantastic Read . Keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way.
My Highest Recommendation !!
A thriller novel that can be slow at times, but is overall entertaining. I would have liked to have a little more content with Hannibal Lecter; he makes short appearances throughout and is a fascinating but underutilized character (in my opinion).
As for the book itself...excellent. If you enjoyed the others in the Hannibal series you will not be disappointed here. The only complaint I found after reading it was...not enough Hannibal in there. I was actually expecting for him to be a bigger part of things. But was still a fantastic read.
like most books, this was much more exciting to read rather then watched as a movie. there are a lot of missed points not mentioned in the movie and the book goes into great detail including the mind of a killer. it really kept my interest from the first page to the last.
I have really enjoyed reading this book. It started out a little slow but soon it was where I couldn't stop thinking about it or put it down when I was reading it. It is very artful.
I recommend it to any who likes these types of books. I give major stars to this book. I look forward to reading the others.
Meet a human monster, a tortured being driven by a force he cannot contain, who pleasures in viciously murdering happy families. When you discover how he chooses his victims, you will NEVER feel safe again....
-------By the author of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS-------
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 novel, which preceded THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and HANNIBAL, Harris introduced the unforgettable character Dr. Hannibal Lector. 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.