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Book Information: Silence of the Lambs, the

Silence of the Lambs, the (1988) [Novel]
by Thomas Harris Rating: Weighted - 7.7 / Average - 7.7 of 10 (48 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 1 (show them) Review!

Series: Hannibal Lecter
Part: 2

Summary :

Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction who scared the world silent. A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind—in the deadly search for a serial killer...

An instant classic of chilling psychological suspense... a critically-acclaimed audio production of unforgettable intensity... From the tormenting words of the homicidal maniac Dr. Hannibal Lecter and the flesh-rending depravity of an elusive killer to the sheer courage of a young FBI novice, who risks her life to track him down and stop the bloodshed.

Original title: The Silence of the Lambs
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionHorrorPsychological Horror


  • Dedication: "To the memory of my father."


Edition #1: Silence of the Lambs, the

Silence of the Lambs, the (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Superb. " The New York Times
  • "A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense. A masterwork of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly toward its climax.... Harris is quite simply the best suspense novelist working today. " Washington Post
  • "Razor-sharp entertainment, beautifully constructed and brilliantly written. Thrillers don't come any better than this." Clive Barker
  • "A psychological thriller so deftly woven and gripping that a reader can hardly get through one sentence fast enough to discover what's in the next." Associated Press
  • "A thriller to out-thrill all thrillers... impossible to put down!" Detroit News
  • "A real roller coaster, full of hairpin turns, sickening descents and sudden accelerations." New York Newsday
  • "A spine-tingling, vastly entertaining crime story... (by) a master of suspense... ingeniously macabre." Boston Herald
  • "It's marvelous, the best book I've read for a very long time... It is infinitely superior to any novel published this year." Roald Dahl
  • "The Silence of the Lambs will haunt for a long time; Harris places his clues and his carnage with precision." Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "One of the most gripping reads of the year." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Without a doubt, [Harris is] one of the most powerful writers of suspense fiction today!" Milwaukee Journal
  • "I read the first sentence of this book, threw up my hands and then stayed up all night to finish. It didn't matter, I've scarcely slept since." Liz Smith
  • "Thrillingly effective... Harris understands the crafting of literary terror as very few writers do; readers who put themselves in his good, cold-blooded hands will lose sleep and demand a sequel." Publishers Weekly
  • "Fast-paced... intriguing... exciting!" Chicago Tribune
  • "Beautifully written!" San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Harris has once again hit us in the solar plexus. This is, in fact, a better read than Red Dragon, which is all you need to know... A page-turner, one of those books that, once picked up, becomes immediately addictive." Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Silence of the Lambs, the (1988)

ISBN: 0312924585

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