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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 the Mass Market Paperback edition.
I like the way the story is narrated in Red Dragon. I hope to read rest of the series soon.Published 1 day ago by Dark Lord
Loved this book. Brilliant imagery, gripping plot, full of little surprises. Highly recommend it.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
movie very true to story . good read I will read the rest of the series in chronological order soon.Published 14 days ago by Janette ortegon
Aside from Harris's odd habit of addressing his reader directly about details that are not part of his narrative flow, this is the best of the Hannibal series. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Tracy Quigley
This first of the Hannibal Lecter series, in written order, demonstrates how fragile Will Graham still is from his first encounter with Dr. Lecter. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Brian Wood
This is a must-read for all you Hannibal Lecter fans. The movie closely follows the book, but as always the book is a better, fuller experience. Enjoy!Published 27 days ago by Stan Da Man