Red Dragon

Mass Market Paperback, 354 pages

English language

Published Oct. 24, 1982 by Bantam Books.

ISBN:
9780553227468
OCLC Number:
8849872

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4 stars (12 reviews)

If you never thought a book could make you quake with fear, prepare yourself for Red Dragon.

For you are about to meet a human monster, a tortured being driven by a force he cannot contain, who pleasures in viciously murdering happy families. When you discover how he chooses his victims, you will never feel safe again.

You are about to be thrust so deeply into the heart of his obsession that you will find no escape.

You are about to hope beyond hope that one man—a man with powers he is horrified to use—can stop this rage-consumed soul before he kills again.

You are about to be swept into the arms of the…Red Dragon. --back cover

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3 stars

I read this when I was very young, I think it was my first introduction to serial killers, I reckon it was a good place to start. Francis Dolarhyde is one creepy killer and Hannibal Lector is 'Da Man'. The hunt for the killer is gripping stuff. The battle of the minds between Will and Lector makes for an interesting read.

It has been a long time since I read this, I wonder how it has aged.

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Subjects

  • Serial murders
  • Fiction