Silence of the Lambs
A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname-Buffalo Bill-is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of... show more
A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname-Buffalo Bill-is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter-Hannibal the Cannibal-who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, 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 The Silence of the Lambs-and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
Publish date: May 19th 1988
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Hannibal Lecter (#2)
As I said in my review of Red Dragon, I’m one of the only people on Goodreads who, until now, hadn’t read Thomas Harris’s novels about that infamous cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. I’ve never seen the movie adaptations, either. Seriously. So I don’t think it’s prudent I rehash this book’s plot; you...
I wasn't as thrilled as everyone else seems to be with this novel. I'm not so sure what bothered me so much; it might have been the dispassionate form of story telling (almost journal like). Maybe it was the fact that I couldn't care about the abducted girl (we didn't know enough about her) or tha...
I didn't realize this was an abridged copy. I was so excited by how amazing Kathy Bates' voice sounded narrating the sample clip that I streamed the entire book over the course of two days. It's just over 3 hours long but I honestly could not tell it was abridged. Is it abridged because parts were...
Ja, für die angehende FBI-Agentin Clarice Starling ist sie das auf jeden Fall. Gerade noch hat sie in Quantico die Schulbank gedrückt, steckt sie schon mitten in der Serienkillerjagd nach Buffalo Bill, der Frauen häutet, und kommt zur zweifelhaften Ehre Dr. Hannibal Lecter zu verhören.Anfangs sollte...
I read this quite a few years ago. The Silence of the Lambs is one of my all time favourite films. However, I still loved the book, despite having already seen the film.