Wednesday 4 November 2020

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1)Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Time to taken to read - < 3 days

Pages - 454

Publisher - Arrow books

Source - Bought

Blurb from Goodreads

A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened "The Tooth Fairy." Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigation: Will Graham. Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help.

My Review

The first book introducing Hannibal Lecter, I first heard of him after watching The Silence of the Lambs movie. To know there are four books and this is book one, brilliant. There is a predator, targeting families, always a mum, dad, kids and a family pet. He is methodical and he will keep going until he is stopped, he is strategic, smart and leaves no clues. The FBI calls on the help of Will Graham, an FBI profiler who has something the team doesn't, something that helps him get in the head of these specialist type bad guys. He also adds to his belt being the one who caught and only just survived Hannibal Lecter. In order to to what needs done he must face his fears, past traumas and come face to face with Lecter.

Oh I loved the movie, Will played by Edward Norton and that's how I see/hear him in this book. Harris has a way of creating the scenes and characters that grips you pretty much from the beginning and plays out vividly in your head. Gruesome, repugnant, shocking and brings to life two of the most shocking killers in crime fiction, the "Tooth Fairy" and Doctor Hannibal Lecter.

I bought the four of these books, I have read three previously but it was like coming at it as a new reader, it stays fresh and there was things I forgot, 5/5 for me!

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  1. I read this years ago and remember enjoying it very much.

  2. I tried to read this series years ago, but I couldn't get into them. I wonder if I would like them now....? Good review.


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