Book Reviews of The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2)

The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2)
The Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2
Author: Thomas Harris
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ISBN-13: 9780312924584
ISBN-10: 0312924585
Publication Date: 2/15/1991
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 462 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
The book is always better--grittier, scarier, more real.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
trevor avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
constant-reader avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 130 more book reviews
One of the best, creepiest, murder mystery and profiler books ever! Hannibal is truly a nightmare come to life.
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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.
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This is a classic must-read, better than the movie book!
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A young FRI trainee. A evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunged into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind- in the deadly search for a serial killer...
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A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psycopath's mind- in the deadly search for a serial killer...
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Totally suspensful and spell-binding and at times horrific. Excellent writing.
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I've read all Thomas Harris books, and they're all good reads. I read this after I saw the movie, but like most books/movies, it was different but in a good way.
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Thomas Harris at his best
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I have seen the movie many times, but just got around to reading the book. It's an excellent story well worth reading.
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Better than the movie. I can't believe that I waited so long to read it.
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One of Thomas Harris' best works and the first real chance we get to "get to know" Dr Hannibal Lector.
-EagerReader- avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 10 more book reviews
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!
hoopridge avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 250 more book reviews
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?
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This book was AWESOME.
This was the first of the Hannibal series that I read, and I just loved it.
I am going to read the rest of the series now.
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Intense thriller!
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Great thriller!

-K.
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We all hate Hannibal Lector, but love to read about him. A well written book.
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Very suspenseful book, and sooo much better than the movie. Quite the page turner.
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A classic thriller.
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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.
librarygurl avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 10 more book reviews
read this years ago and loved it.
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Never read seen the movie
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One of my favourite books of all time! For anyone who loves the movie, or even if you don't, it's a must read!
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The movie scared me senseless...the book even scarier
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To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman
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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.
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Awesome read! I couldn't put it down.
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Great book. The plot catches me by surprise every time I pick it up.
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Excellent thriller
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Thomas Harris really goes beyond what can be depicted in a mere movie and makes the killer a haunting figure that you'll think of for days - no, years - to come!
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Great reading
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For some reason, I couldn't get into this book. I have seen the movie dozens of times, but I was slightly disappointed by the book. It was overall good, but just not the best in the series.
sfc95 avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 686 more book reviews
Read this years ago befor ethe movie, the movies are never as good as the book and this is no exception
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SAW THE MOVIE, BUT AM GLAD I PICKED UP THE BOOK!....UNREAL!!SHOCKING!! THE BOOK IS AWESOME.... COULDN'T STOP READING IT. NOW I KNOW WHY OVER 40 MILLION COPIES WERE SOLD.
rena98978 avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on
Well written classic of the crime fiction genre.
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The Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.
chrysanthemum avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 65 more book reviews
haven't read this book
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My book has a different cover than pic.

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.
PattiA avatar reviewed The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, Bk 2) on + 17 more book reviews
Different cover than that shown in stock photo....GREAT READING