dinsdag 10 september 2013
50 Books Challenge 2013 - # 32: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (Hannibal Lecter # 1)
Author: Thomas Harris
Story: Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and what he did to his victims after they died. Now Graham must try to catch him. But to do it, he must feel the heat of a killer's brain, draw on the macabre advice of a dangerous mental patient, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and follow a trail of microscopic clues to the place where another family has already been chosen to die--and where an innocent woman has found the Dragon first.
Start: September 1st 2013
End: September 10th 2013
Comment: The first book in the Hannibal Lecter series, this is what started it all. It gave us the cannibal we can't help but love. We follow two different minds: the mind of a killer and the mind of the man hunting the killer. Will Graham helps investigate the murders of two different families, taking place on two separate occasions. Graham is a likeable character, although he is flawed. But those are the best characters, aren't they? He has a hard time living a normal live. Hannibal Lecter is barely in this book, but the part that he is involved in leaves a mark. It's memorable and gives you a hard time to forget. Kicking of with this chilling thriller makes me even more exciting about the other books. Three more Lecter stories to go...
Rating: 4,5/ 5