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Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
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Sep 12, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: People who like Mysteries, Detective Stories, and Hannibal Lecter.

Okay, to start off, Hannibal is in the book twice. There are only two times that you actually see him, and it upsets me greatly.

Anyway, huzzah for the dollar-rack paperback. I went to the thrift store Tuesday, came out with this and a few others, and finished it Wednesday afternoon. I read the version with a newer intro, but it doesn't have my version on Goodreads.

Why Goodreads, why have you forsaken me? :/

This book is fascinating. You actually start to feel bad for the villain, hoping that he can overcome the Dragon, and that he gets to stay with the girl he cares about.

Until he mentions that "when his Love becomes to great, he can go relieve it and come back to her."
Meaning that when he wants to kill something, he'll just go out and do it again.

But anyway. I really like the book; barely put it down, and didn't want to when I did. You get into the lives of the victims with Graham, and you can understand why Dolarhyde does what he does.
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