The Silence of the Lambs

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1998 - Fiction - 338 pages
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As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.

That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
  

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It's a love story, good love story. - Goodreads
The bad: the writing makes my editor's eyes bleed. - Goodreads
Good pacing, great plot. - Goodreads
Harris' electric, concise prose is his greatest weapon. - Goodreads
I like detective but this plot is kinda ridiculous. - Goodreads
A well researched book with well defined characters. - Goodreads

Review: The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2)

User Review  - Gerard - Goodreads

One of the very few, where both the book and the movie are equally compelling! Read full review

Review: The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2)

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Gripping...by the throat. It just eats you up! Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Thomas Harris is the author of Red Dragon and Black Sunday, both national bestsellers.

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