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The sleuth, Will Graham, actually quit the FBI after nearly getting killed by Lecter while nabbing him, but fear isn't what bugs him about crime busting. It's just too creepy to get inside a killer's twisted mind. But he comes back to stop a madman who's been butchering entire families. The FBI needs Graham's insight, and Graham needs Lecter's genius. But Lecter is a clever fiend, and he manipulates both Graham and the killer at large from his cell.
That killer, Francis Dolarhyde, works in a film lab, where he picks his victims by studying their home movies. He's obsessed with William Blake's bizarre painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun, believing there's a red dragon within him, the personification of his demonic drives. Flashbacks to Dolarhyde's terrifying childhood and superb stream-of-consciousness prose get us right there inside his head. When Dolarhyde does weird things, we understand why. We sympathize when the voice of the cruel dead grandma who raised and crazed him urges him to mayhem--she's way scarier than that old bat in Psycho. When he falls in love with a blind girl at the lab, we hope he doesn't give in to Grandma's violent advice.
This book is awesomely detailed, ingeniously plotted, judiciously gory, and fantastically imagined. If you haven't read it, you've never had the creeps. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Best twist I have ever read in a book, but I haven't read many with twists. To be honest but yeah.Published 1 day ago by Roya Blair Jr
I'm rating this product five stars for the story.
This thriller features amazing imagery and style, Red Dragon is by far my favorite of the Hannibal books. Read more
Such a great book. Fans of the series have been here a long time, but the kindle version was just the same as my old paperback.Published 23 days ago by Ana Rozaline
this is one of my all time favorite books. I can close my eyes and it's as though I am here, living and seeing just like Will does. A great introduction to the Hannibal series.Published 1 month ago by Amber Lee Mauser