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
A great page turner! - Goodreads
I like detective but this plot is kinda ridiculous. - Goodreads
Harris' electric, concise prose is his greatest weapon. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Sarah Moreno - Goodreads

My only issue is with the authors' particular style of writing, just personal preference toward longer, less 'choppy', more descriptive sentences. Excellent story otherwise. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ally - Goodreads

Even though I knew how this was going to end, I still couldn't put this book down. This was so much better in writing than it was in film. I think this always seems to happen because there are so many details, large and small, that aren't in the film that really make the book what it is. 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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