|Plot Summary of Red Dragon|
|"Brilliant Will Graham, a retired FBI manhunter of serial killers, is lured back to the job by head honcho, Jack Crawford. The Tooth Fairy is killing on a lunar cycle: he bites, he maims, he tortures in hideous ways. The moon is coming up, and, along with Hannibal Lecter, Graham is in a race to save a prospective new family from getting slaughtered... Utterly compelling, the smartest book I've ever read... aside from THE GREAT GATSBY."
Ken Lundgren, Resident Scholar
|"A story of a psychological investigation by an Ex-FBI - Will Graham of a psychopath serial killer who is obsessed with a painting with the help of Dr.Lecter Hannibal (Psychoanalyst+Cannibal+Prisoner). Very interesting description of Will Graham trying to enter into the mind of the killer and understanding killer's mentality. A truly worth reading book."
Yashveer Chauhan, Resident Scholar
|"A retired detective is asked to help solve a case about a seriel killer. This detective is the one responsable for capturing Hannibal Lecter and is known as the greatest there is. He agrees to do it against his new family'sobjections. He leads us along as he figures out what goes on in this killers mind as he tortures these families. "
Sherrie L. Jones, Resident Scholar
|"Retired FBI agent, Will Graham has been called back in to help profile the murderer of a family. He didn't just kill them, he tortured them and wanted an audience. In order for him to catch this new killer before he kills again, he seeks the help of Hannibal Lector. This proves helpful and dangerous to both Will and his family. Amazingly, Lector makes a connection with the family murderer and causes even more problems for the FBI. The killer beleives he is "becoming" and revels in his new being. As time ticks by, he grows increasingly agitated and begins to make mistakes that help lead the FBI to him. But will it be in time to save future murder victims and protect Will and his
family from certain danger?"
Tracey Ray, Resident Scholar
|"The F.B.I call in a consultant, William Graham, to aid in the capture of a deranged murderer. Graham is a troubled man with a rough past who manages to finally find peace in his early forties, taking his wife and her child to live a story-book life in the Florida Keys. But he knows of the murders, and he knows that he is the only one who can catch the killer before more people die. Throughout the story, it becomes clear that Graham's methods are unlike any the F.B.I could supply-- he identifies first with the victims, then with the killer. Graham consults Hannibal Lecter, a sociopathic genuis whom he put away-- almost at the cost of his own life. It becomes a race against time as Graham is pushed to his own breaking point in order to find a madman before he kills again. "
Walter , Resident Scholar
|"Will Graham is a forensic specialist currently recovering from a previous case when he is approached by federal authorities to aid them in the search for a brutal murderer of two families. The murders have occured one month apart and they are afraid he will continue his brutal acts in another month. The murders are particularly gruesome and involve all the member of the famillies.
Graham is a reluctant sleuth as he has a family he does not want to endanger or involve in any way and he is recovering from a previous encounter however he agrees to help.
He is constantly hounded by a particularly annoying reporter for a sensationalist tabloid. The reporter is killed and Graham feels responsible although he did not like or encourage the reporter."
dena farquharson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Red Dragon|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 27.5%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 25%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 17.5%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- psychiatrist messes up mind
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- stalking/killing innocents
Mostly a criminal POV story
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
Motive of antagonist
- Smarter than most other characters
- bulging muscles
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Unusual form of death?
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