Thomas Harris– Black Sunday

Thomas Harris–
Black Sunday

This is Thomas Harris' first novel and the only one that doesn't involve Hannibal Lecter.

The plot of Black Sunday centres around a terrorist attack and the attempts to foil it. We get to see things unfold from both perspectives and even though the tale is now 25 years old it rings eerily true.

Much like the Hannibal books, the plotting is strong and the characters are excellent. However, as there are several main characters none of them get the treatment that his other creations received in subsequent books.

Had this been a story by any other author I'd not split hairs but unfortunately this wasn't the first Harris novel I read and in the shadows of Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal it seems a little thin.

Having said that, it is still a good book but it's not in the same league as his other works.

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