The Silence of the Lambs

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Arrow, 2002 - Detective and mystery stories - 421 pages
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An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim...FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane, for insight into the deadly madman she must find. As Dr. Lecter invites her into the darkest chambers of his mind, he forces her to confront her own childhood demons as the price of understanding, an unspeakable tuition he exacts to teach her how the monster thinks. And time is running out.

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Having already seen the movie before reading this book, I think I didn't like it as much because I knew what was going to happen. It took away a lot of the suspense for me. Read full review

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One of my all time favorites. Not a word is wasted in this bone-chilling thriller. The main character becomes the model for numerous film, tv and literary female FBI agents. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the US and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988 and Hannibal in 1999.

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