Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

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Red Dragon
Cover of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Author(s) Thomas Harris
Published October 1981
Publisher Dutton
Genre(s) Thriller
Age group Adult

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris is an adult thriller novel published in October 1981. It is the first book of the Hannibal Lecter series.

Trigger Warnings

  • Ableism (including r-slur used)
  • Alcohol
  • Animal abuse
  • Cannibalism
  • Cancer (past)
  • Child abuse
  • Childbirth
  • Fire
  • Forester care
  • Gore
  • Guns
  • Institutionalisation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Mental illness
  • Murder (including children and animals)
  • Parental abandonment
  • Pregnancy
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual content
  • Violence


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  • Disabled villain
    The Killer is disfigured ( born with clef-plate) and needed assistance when he was born.