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This review is from: Black Sunday (Mass Market Paperback)
If you have read and enjoyed the pacing, plot development and cold brutal characters of Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon the stay away from Black Sunday. It is clearly an early novel from a good thriller writer but too often the plot plods along at a snails pace and the shocking, punchy passages that deliniate his later work are missing here. The plotline is interesting now in our post 9/11 world, and is in places scary to read when one realises this was written in the mid seventies. However, even this doesn't make up for the nuts and bolts thriller approach. If you are new to Thomas Harris start with Red Dragon, the book where he really came of age and had something new and vital to add to the thriller genre.