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Literary Precedents for Red Dragon

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Literary Precedents

Red Dragon takes its cue from detective novels in general and the police procedural novel in particular, but it goes much deeper in examining the thoughts and motivations of its characters. Many reviewers referred to it as a "psychological thriller." Comparisons to the true crime investigations of larger-than-life killers such as Jack the Ripper and contemporary serial killers would also be fruitful.

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