Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter Series #1)

Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter Series #1)

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Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter Series #1) by Thomas Harris, Chris Sarandon

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743540278
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Series: Hannibal Lecter Series , #1
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas Harris is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by a series of suspense novels featuring cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, including Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Hannibal Rising.

Hometown:

Sag Harbor, New York, and Miami Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

April 11, 1940

Place of Birth:

Jackson, Tennessee

Education:

B.A., Baylor University, 1964

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ChesterfieldWatts More than 1 year ago
This is the true masterpiece of an author more well-known for a different book. I read "Red Dragon" before reading "Silence of the Lambs" or seeing any of the movies. I could not put it down, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. When I saw the movies, I was disappointed by the way they failed to capture the suspense Thomas Harris creates in the book. The characters are richly developed, and Harris makes it very easy to empathize with the characters. Whether you have seen the movies or not, this is a great read. The writing is masterful, and the characters are richer and more developed than in "Silence of the Lambs." A great book for those looking for a suspenseful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The thing about this novel was it was by far better than the movie. But the thing is that you should really read the book before watching the movie. When i read the book after seeing the movie i was dissapointed as to how the plot moved a tad slowly and seemed to drag on. It was certainly enthralling though and a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thomas Harris has been one of those pleasant suprises for me. I only read 'Red Dragon' because my wife was busy reading and praising 'Hannibal'and I am not a patient man. The central plot of the book involves two FBI types, Jack Crawford (of 'Silence of the Lambs') and Will Graham ( a retired civilian specialist with a knack for catching serial killers)chasing one Francis Dolarhyde, a bonafide twisted soul who kills families. The narrative prose is elegant, effortless and exciting and presents the case and the chase in a style so smooth and transparent that Harris hardly ever gets in the way of his own writing. I have always liked this ability in a storyteller. But more importantly, Harris has a remarkable gift for writing deeply in and out of the characters' souls while weaving the unfolding arc of the story in a revealing way about their formative histories. It's easy to write about events, but much harder to create psycho-biography which engages and holds the reader. This is Harris' true gift. He begets utterly 'knowable' characters. One is left exhausted and sad at the end, but with a sense of not having been cheated by the effort of reading because we know the killer so well. We even...dare I say it...understand him and why he is such a brutally disfigured personality. That's refreshing. (Did I really say refreshing?) I will look forward to 'Hannibal' and all subsequent Harris works with enthusiasm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always wanted to read Thomas Harris, but never got around to it until recently. Well, I am a foolish woman. I finished "Red Dragon" in record time. To be honest, it didn't grab me right away; when I started reading I almost put it down a couple of times. But once I got the flow of the narrative and a feel for the author's style I was hooked. I'm in the middle of "Silence of the Lambs" now and mentally smacking myself for waiting so long to get into this series (no pleasure, no rapture greater than discovering a good book, except perhaps knowing an equally good book will follow). If you're like me, indecisive, hemming and hawing over whether or not to begin, just take the plunge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thomas Harris is not a very good author, however, this is one hell of a story! I literally couldn't put it down.
Ignite_the_Night More than 1 year ago
It's a shame after two tries that Hollywood can't get a movie right. I used to be a hardcore horror fan...this is the only book that ever gave me nightmares. I highly recommend this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book. I have read it many times and have seen the new movie 3 times. (Twice on opening day!) But this one was by far the best of the three books. I enjoyed the first look at Hannibal Lector and watching him evolve. The suspense was great! I love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had heard great things about The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, and being not allowed to see the movies, read the books first. This one was ok. Not very much suspense, it wasn't even scary. The Silence of the Lambs was a much better book. Kind of creepy, one of the few books that I only read in 2 days. Overall, it was ok, not great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Had me wanting more 'cause I found it so interesting. I could visualize every scene in the book as though I were shooting the movie in my head. In truth a couple chapters probably could have been shortened or left out. We know how Dolarhyde was disfigured so why go into it so much? One chapter on his history would have been enough. The last chapter really got me when The Dragon shows up at Graham's home and attacks him. Never saw it comin'. Clever plot and very interesting dialogue and characterization make this a worthy read. I was a tad disappointed Lecter didn't get much page time but oh well he makes up for it in Silence and Hannibal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
tammienguyen More than 1 year ago
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Yeah its not you. The one im talking abt has red hair and freckles. Thank you anyways :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love silence of the lambs
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Walks around " dragon or rider?"
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Can't wait to read it!
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