Hannibal Lecter is once more sought out for his expertise in serial killers, being as how he is one himself. This time it's a young agent, Clarice Starling, who needs his help in stopping a killer who skins his victims. During the course of the investigation, Clarice must learn a lot about herself and the man who is helping her to save the life of a young hostage. This is the best in the Hannibal Lecter series, by far! If you don't read any other book in this series, read this one. It's even self-contained, so you don't have to worry about getting lost in backstory.
Harris delivers a fast-reading, fascinating crime thriller with Silence of the Lambs. A lot of research went into this book and I found the informational, procedural passages very interesting. The focal characters, Starling, Lecter, and Crawford are compelling and run deeper than the characters you will find in most thrillers. Harris makes you care about Starling and pull for her, without resorting to melodrama. This book is well-written and worth reading, even if you've seen the movie already.
This book was fast-paced...intriguing...exciting! Synopsis: A psychotic killer is on the loose. To catch him, the FBI need another psychopatic madman who is locked away from society. He is a brilliant, evil genius.
Harris writes this book, that was later made into the popular movie of the same name, in such a way that the reader is pulled into the story. I found myself halfway through the book before I realized it! The story itself is somewhat of a horrifying thriller. It's a great read when you're looking for something to spook you a little!
Scary. Just plain scary. If you haven't seen the movie, where have you been? Wait...that wasn't kind. I meant to say, if you haven't seen the movie (or even if you have), READ THIS. Spare writing style, so it's rather hard to get into the book at first, but once you're in, you're in for a wild ride. Scary. Really scary. Have I mentioned this is scary?
How to capture an insane serial murderer? Why not confront the cannibalistic Dr. Hannibal Lecter and probe his twisted mind in an attempt to hunt down your wanted man? Well, that was ambitious FBI agent Clarice Starling's intention. But her scheme opens Clarice to secrets even more frightening and dangerous.
Hannibal the Cannibal is just as scary in the book as he was on screen. This is the book which inspired the movie. It reads like a great episode of CSI. It is fun to read and think about the on-screen character.
She is Clairce Starling, young, vulnerable FBI trainee. He is Hannibal Lecter, brilliant, evil genius. Theirs is a mesmerizing struggle between good and evil - designed to stop a killer, and guaranteed to chill your blood.