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REVIEW Red Dragon î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß 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 mentalIcal and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement Now Graham must turn to Lecter for help. Now that I’ve just finished reading this book I feel the need to scrub parts of my brain with steel wool for the purpose of removing certain scenes that Thomas Harris has so rudely embedded there Thanks a bunch TomWill Graham has the rotten luck at being really good at his job He is a profiler for the FBI and while he was on the job catching Dr Hannibal Lecter Lecter caught him with a big sharp knife Will decides that was enough for him so he makes the wise decision to retire But nooo Jack Crawford Will’s former boss shows up at his house asking for help on a new case of a new serial killer dubbed the Tooth Fairy because the creep likes to bite his victimsHere’s how the conversation goes between the two broken down to its simplest formJack Hey I need your help with a case because you’re the best at what you doWill But I don’t want to on account I was nearly gutted last time I helped youJack But you’re really good at your job Will Okaysince you put it that way I’ll helpFrancis Dolarhyde or the Tooth Fairythe Dragon had a pretty awful childhood to put it mildly Born to a mother who rejects him because of a deformity a hare lip then raised by a sadistic grandmother who adopts him for the sole purpose to get revenge on her daughter not because she loves the boy As a result of growing devoid of all love he turns out a little off SurpriseWhere Dolarhyde has no empathy Will has too much This is what makes him a good profiler; he is able to almost ‘become’ the person he is hunting to understand them“Graham had a lot of trouble with taste Often his thoughts were not tasty There were no effective partitions in his mind What he saw and learned touched everything else he knew Some of the combinations were hard to live with But he could not anticipate them could not block and repress His learned values of decency and propriety tagged along shocked at his associations appalled at his dreams; sorry that in the bone arena of his skull there were no forts for what he loved His associations came at the speed of light His value judgments were at the pace of a responsive reading They could never keep up and direct his thinking He viewed his own mentality as grotesue but useful like a chair made of antlers There was nothing he could do about it”That’s pretty dark stuff to deal with and still fight to maintain sanity When all was said and done I suppose I ‘enjoyed’ this book But yet I didn’t enjoy it at all It was very well doneit kept my attention throughout but I don’t think this type of book is all that good for me While I love dark books I seem to need them to be a bit fancifulnot of the real world All the stuff that happens in the real world is depressing enough bombings school shootings and kids shooting other kids to death I feel the need to escape from that Books like this are just of that Oddly enough though I think the new TV show is fantasticI now am reading a book about the Tao de Ching that has an unfortunate title hoping it will clean up my brainAlso posted on Shelfinflicted

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Urns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigation Will Graham Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had but the phys. 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Back in 1981 Thomas Harris introduced us to a character that will be well known for generations to come Dr Hannibal Lecter is this character and he’s been involved with multiple books movies and a now a TV showRed Dragon first brings us this character after being caught by FBI profiler Will Graham Dr Lecter is living in isolation while in prison and Will Graham needs his helpAnother serial killer is on the loose and Graham must go confront Lecter to get help understanding this new threatThe Tooth Fairy has killed two families so far when Jack Crawford asks for Will Graham’s help Graham is hesitant to help due to catching two serial killers one was Dr Lecter and Graham is not sure his sanity and soul can survive these monsters Graham is one of the best FBI profilers out there and Crawford knows he needs Grahams' help to catch this sadistic killerThe Tooth Fairy aka Red Dragon is an evil and tormented monster Harris ends up getting into the background and mind of this character and it’s a twisted nightmareRed Dragon is intense suspenseful and the psychology involved is unnerving There were moments while reading that I was glad the lights were on Thomas Harris seems to tap into the serial killer mind and creep the fuck out of you No jokeThe characterization along with the heart stopping chase of stopping the Red Dragon was excellent I also enjoyed all the forensics involved in the bookI’m glad I finally read Red Dragon Harris seems to be one of the first to write about serial killers and he did an outstanding jobShould you read Red Dragon if you’ve seen the movies Manhunter or Red DragonYes I think so Both movies were good but this book taps into the psychology of the serial killer that I found was missing in the moviesRecommended to people that love crime detective books horror and thrillers

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Red DragonA second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened The Tooth Fairy Special Agent Jack Crawford t. When it comes to Hannibal Lecter I’m like one of those music hipster douche bags that everyone hates because I’ll snootily declare that I knew about him long before most people did and that he’s sucked ever since he got really famous I’d read this years before the book of The Silence of the Lambs came out and led to the excellent film adaptation that skyrocketed Hannibal to the top of pop culture villains Hell I’m so Hannibal hip that I’d caught Brian Cox playing him in Michael Mann’s adaptation Manhunter and I didn’t just see it on VHS like all the other late comers I actually saw it in the theater Twice I’m pretty sure this is the literary euivalent of claiming to have seen a band in a bar with eleven other people long before their first record dealSo after Thomas Harris and Hollywood ran the character into the ground after the second movie it’s been years of shaking my head and saying “Man nothing’s been the same since Anthony Hopkins gave his Oscar acceptance speech”Since I felt like Harris was just cashing in and had pretty much ruined Hannibal in the process I hadn’t felt the urge to revisit Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs in some time I was than skeptical about the NBC preuel TV series Hannibal but great reviews and the involvement of Bryan Fuller got me to check it out Not only has it been incredibly good and returned Hannibal Lecter to his creepy best it’s clever use of events referenced as backstory in Red Dragon had me digging out my copy to refresh my memory Even better the show has given me a new appreciation for an old favorite and reminded me what I found compelling about it to begin withWill Graham was a profiler for the FBI until he was badly injured while identifying a certain gourmet serial killer whose name conveniently rhymes with ‘cannibal’ which certainly made life easier for the people writing tabloid headlines Will has retired to a happy new life with a wife and stepson in Florida until his old boss Jack Crawford comes calling and asks for help There’s a brutal new killer dubbed the Tooth Fairy by the cops due to his habit of biting his victims He’s killed two families after breaking into their homes and seems to be on schedule to do it again at the next full moonWill is reluctant to come back not just because he’s already been gutted once by a madman He also fears that trying to think like a mass murderer isn’t the best thing for his mental health It turns out that his concerns are justified after a tabloid journalist essentially paints a target on his back for the Tooth Fairy Even worse Will has to confront the man who nearly killed him and being confined to a cell doesn’t mean that Dr Lecter can’t still do some serious damageEven as someone who was on the Hannibal bandwagon for a uarter of a century it’s shocking to re read this and realize how small of a part he actually plays in the story Yes he’s terrifying and his presence hangs over Will like a dark cloud but he’s still a supporting player Francis Dolarhyde aka The Red Dragon aka The Tooth Fairy may not have Hannibal’s culinary skills but he’s one damn scary and slightly tragic villain while Will Graham makes for a damaged but compelling hero in the storyI think one of the things I love best is just how much time is spent on how Will thinks As a man with extremely high levels of empathy and a vivid imagination Will’s ability to put himself in someone else’s shoes is a gift and a curse Thinking like deranged killers has left him uestioning if he might not be one of them and it spills over all his emotions like a toxic oil spillBy understanding their madness Will can find the logic in their thinking and it’s following that internal logic that allows Will to find the evidence they need The breakthrough Will eventually makes is one of my all time favorite examples of pure detection in the genre It was in front of the reader the entire time but it’s such an elegant solution that fits together so perfectly that Harris doesn’t have to engage in obscuring it with red herringsAs a thriller that led to countless rip offs and even the eventual collapse of the franchise due to it’s own success it’s been often imitated but rarely eualedCheck out my review of the Hannibal TV series at Shelf InflictedCross posted at Kemper's Book Blog