Red Dragon Topics for Discussion

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Compare and contrast the characters of Will Graham and Francis Dolarhyde. In what ways are they similar? What ways are they dissimilar? Why do you suppose the author made so many connections between the two men? How would it change the plot if their comparisons were lessened? What if their dissimilarities were lessened?

How much bearing does the setting have on this novel? Could the writer have taken the novel and set it in Paris with the same effects? In your opinion, what is the true setting of this novel?

This novel is set in the early 80's. How different would the novel be if it were set in the current time period? Do you think it compares to such crime shows as CSI or Law and Order? Discuss the scientific slant to this novel. Is there enough of the laboratory aspect to keep a modern reader...

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