In the realm of psychological suspense, Thomas Harris stands alone. Exploring both the nature of human evil and the nerve-racking anatomy of forensic investigation, Harris unleashes a frightening vision of the dark side of our well-lighted world. In this extraordinary tale—which preceded The... show more
In the realm of psychological suspense, Thomas Harris stands alone. Exploring both the nature of human evil and the nerve-racking anatomy of forensic investigation, Harris unleashes a frightening vision of the dark side of our well-lighted world. In this extraordinary tale—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 A quiet summer night... a neat suburban house... and another happy family is shattered—the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on the Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter—the infamous mass murderer who Graham put in prison years ago. As the imprisoned Lecter tightens the reins of revenge, Graham's feverish pursuit of the Red Dragon draws him inside the warped mind of a psychopath, into an unforgettable world of demonic ritual and violence, beyond the limits of human terror.
Publish date: May 25th 2000
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
Series: Hannibal Lecter (#1)
Like a poisonous snake on the attack, this novel bites again and again and again, leaving its victim shaken and disturbed. I am somehow one of the only people in the known universe who had never read anything by Thomas Harris — I’ve remedied that, and am now moving on to this book’s follow-up, Silen...
I read Red Dragon over a decade ago, and, while I have no need to reread it (I remember every little cringe-inducing detail), it has popped up on my 17 Books for People Who Hate People Reading Challenge. So here's a review.I don't think there's a single bad thing to be said about Red Dragon. It's on...
Here's a book I've been meaning to read for a very long time (being the birthplace of one the most prominent fictional monsters of the 20th Century) but, in all honesty, the only reason I eventually bumped it up my to-read list was because I've been rather enjoying the Hannibal television series (de...
Świetnie napisana kontynuacja historii z Hannibalem Lecterem - tym razem niestety tylko w tle. Harris rewelacyjnie poprowadził akcję perfekcyjnie budując napięcie i przedstawiając bohaterów. Autor w charakterystyczny dla siebie sposób prowadzi czytelnika po zawiłych i niejednokrotnie ciemnych i mroc...
Wer kennt ihn nicht? Hannibal Lecter, seines Zeichens psychopatischer Massenmörder und Kannibale. In "Roter Drache" hat er seinen ersten Auftritt, hier jedoch nur in einer klitzekleinen Minirolle. Vielmehr geht es in diesem Buch um Will Graham, der von Jack Crawford zum FBI zurückgeholt wird um die ...