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Black Sunday (original 1975; edition 1975)

by Thomas Harris

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Title:Black Sunday
Authors:Thomas Harris
Info:New York : Putnam, [1975]
Collections:Given away or lost
Rating:***
Tags:Conspiracy stories, Super Bowl, reread, 2003

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What a disappointment! I thought for sure the author/creator of Hannibal Lector would be a little more interesting. The premise is fantastic -- too bad the execution suffers. The characters are almost caricatures except for Rabakov. The possibilities for suspense are wonderful but he doesn't quite pull it off. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 18, 2014 |
The basic plot is fascinating. Can an ex-POW mastermine the total destruction of a stadium during the Super Bowl by using a bomb strapped to the bottom of a blimp? Harris tries to go into the psychological developments that would turn a person into a sucide bomber. This book was first published in 1975 but after the events of September 11, 2001, this book has new and eerie significance.

Nonetheless, I can't give this book a 10 because the story quickly becomes mired in backstories and character developments only vaguely related to the central plot. I ended up resorting to skipping chapters that didn't directly deal with the main consipirators. If the story had been edited down by about a third, I would have rated it a 10. ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 1, 2014 |
eh ... timely fiction I suppose ... ( )
  beebowallace | Jan 24, 2014 |
Harris on good form, not believable but keeps the attention through to the conclusion; we knew all along that the rotters wouldn't pull it off! ( )
  NaggedMan | Nov 23, 2013 |
The two books that librarything keeps pushing for me are Memoirs of a Geisha and Hannibal. I decided to go with serial killers first. I am compulsive about reading from the beginning so checked out the author's first book. It was enjoyable, and now am on to his second book, Red Dragon. ( )
  mainrun | Sep 24, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451217411, Paperback)

From the genius of Thomas Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who introduced the world to Hannibal Lecter, comes his terrifying and prophetic debut of an American who plans an act of terrorism at the Super Bowl?as the whole world watches. But in a mob of 80,000 people, how can they find him to stop him?

The clock is ticking?

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Michael Lander "pilots a blimp over packed football stadiums every weekend," and he happens to be fascinated with explosives. He also "happens to be very, very crazy."--Cover.

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