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Clarice Starling, a precociously self-disciplined FBI trainee, is dispatched by her boss, Section Chief Jack Crawford, the FBI's most successful tracker of serial killers, to see whether she can learn anything useful from Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Lecter's a gifted psychopath whose nickname is "The Cannibal" because he likes to eat parts of his victims. Isolated by his crimes from all physical contact with the human race, he plays an enigmatic game of "Clue" with Starling, providing her with snippets of data that, if she is smart enough, will lead her to the criminal. Undaunted, she goes where the data takes her. As the tension mounts and the bureaucracy thwarts Starling at every turn, Crawford tells her, "Keep the information and freeze the feelings." Insulted, betrayed, and humiliated, Starling struggles to focus. If she can understand Lecter's final, ambiguous scrawl, she can find the killer. But can she figure it out in time? --Barbara Schlieper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Mere perfect condition and no complaints. I'm very excited to now have the complete series and read this novel after fully enjoying the movie (and can't wait to love the book... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brooke
I loved the movie, but the book is so much better -- Harris is a master craftsman who delivers great plots and characters with a style so understated that the books seem to be... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mad Dog
Ce livre est très bon, mais je dois avouer que j'ai un peu de difficulté avec le côté noir de se livre.Published 22 months ago by Anne-Marie
For some reason, I find all of Harris' other books too awkwardly written to enjoy, and yet this book is an eternal favourite. I've read it three times in my life. Read morePublished on July 19 2012 by Gen
I'm normally one for something a tad more 'fun'-----you know the ones I'm talking about---Sedaris with his 'Me Talk Pretty' or McCrae and his 'Katzenjammer' :both first-rate by the... Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2006 by ManCow
There are only a handful of books that I've read from cover to cover in just one sitting. Thomas Harris' SILENCE OF THE LAMBS was one of them. Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by Rocco Dormarunno
It's certainly a better book than Black Sunday or Red Dragon but it's still so ridiculously improbable. Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Sarah Sammis
I read this book prior to watching the movie version and it prepared me for a gruesome ride.
While the writing is basic at best, the horror and mystery is spellbinding. Read more