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Synopsis: Special agent Will Graham is lured out of retirement to find a way into the mind of the baffling serial killer known as the Red Dragon. A thriller featuring Hannibal Lecter, from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, BLACK SUNDAY and HANNIBAL.
Review: Lying on a cot in his cell with Alexandre Dumas's Le Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine open on his chest, Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter makes his debut in this legendary horror novel, which is even better than its sequel, The Silence of the Lambs. As in Silence, the pulse-pounding suspense plot involves a hypersensitive FBI sleuth who consults psycho psychiatrist Lecter for clues to catching a killer on the loose.
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
Title: Red Dragon
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0553264850I5N00
Book Description Bantam, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0076375
Book Description Bantam. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2783477202
Book Description Bantam. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2808074688
Book Description Bantam, 1982. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0553264850-2-4
Book Description Bantam Books, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: VG-. 6th Printing. Tie-in to the original Michael Mann film version of 'Red Dragon.' William Petersen cover. Bookseller Inventory # 01025295
Book Description Bantam Books 1982, 1982. Paperback. First Printing. Very Good to Near Fine Condition. Tight Bright Attractive Copy With No Markings To The Book with the red foil cover. Bookseller Inventory # 36985
Book Description Bantam Export Edition 1982, 1982. Paperback. First Printing of the Bantam Export Edition. Tight Sound Copy In Only Fair Condition. Very Heavy spine creasing and slight rubbing to the cover. Still one of the scarcer Thomas Harris items with a rendered cover of a glaring eye and nose. Bookseller Inventory # 39192
Book Description Bantam, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0553264850
Book Description Bantam, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020553264850