The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2) by Thomas Harris

The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2)

There's a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee investigator who's trying to save her own hide. The only man that can help is locked in an asylum. But he's willing to put a brave face on - if it will help him escape.

Details The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2)

TitleThe Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2)
Release DateMar 28th, 2017
Number of pages338 pages
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime

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

  • Ana
    It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told.This line will be forever etched in my memory! So creepy. And yet so memorable. The Silence of the Lambs is one of my favorite movies, by the way. It is a movie that I find deeply fascinating (I promise I'm not a serial killer). It never fails to give me chills. It's scary because it's realistic. Some the events of the film actually happened in real life. The novel is no less brilli...
  • Stephen
    CONTENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Out of respect for Thomas Harris’s superb novel, I have decided that no pictures of ANTHONY HOPKINS will appear in this review. Thank you for your understanding.4.0 to 4.5 stars. Another one of those terrific situations where I saw the movie first (and loved it) and then eventually decided to read the book... and loved it too. Score!!! Now assuming that most people not suffering from the after-effects of severe head trauma...
  • Martine
    Call me a freak, but I have a bit of a crush on Hannibal Lecter. He may be the scariest fuck out there (certainly scarier than the supposed monster of the book, Buffalo Bill), but he just oozes style and knowledge. In fact, he has so much style and knowledge that he doesn't come off as a ridiculous prick when he says things like, 'A census taker tried to quantify me once. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a big Amarone'* or 'Can you smell ...
  • Darth J
    So, I read these books out of order. I started with Hannibal (which gives better background and fleshes out the character of Lecter much more than the mess that was Hannibal Rising), then read Red Dragon and finally this one. Can I just say that I love Clarice Starling? I just have such a deep respect and admiration for her (also, Jodie why didn't you come back for the sequel?? I mean, Moore was great but I don't like a break in continuity, nor d...
  • Lou
    I need to get round reading this, whats put me off is that the movie has been played on the TV so many times now Clarice and Lecter are quite vivid in my mind. I am sure the book has lot more to offer as Harris is one of my high ranking thriller writers.Some trivia on the movie...Like "Casablanca", this movie contains a famous misquoted line: most people quote Lecter's famous "Good evening, Clarice" as "Hello, Clarice." This is not a misquote fro...
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    What more is there to say about this wonderful book that spawned an amazing movie?Hannibal Lecter is the absolute monster: ruthless, above morals, and charming at the same time. The way he acts, the way he talks, he truly is a predator. He traps you in his web and there's nothing you can do about it. He's not beautiful, mind you. No body perfection, no sparkling in the sun, yet he's irresistible.
  • Lightreads
    I'm assuming this book was once shocking and groundbreaking. And okay, yes, eww with the eating people and the skinning. But also? Shut the fuck up, Thomas Harris. There are few things more obnoxious than a male author with a hard-on for his female protagonist. Worth reading for Hannibal the Cannibal, because I dig that abnormal psychology stuff, but did I mention the objectification? The sexism? The way the reader is never allowed to forgetabout...
  • Jonathan Janz
    Like the Coen Brothers were for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, the folks behind the film adaptation of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS were smart enough to recognize genius when they encountered it. And like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is a movie that lives up to its amazing source material. It's no wonder they are numbers three and two, respectively, on my list of favorite suspense films. If you're wondering about my first, it's JAWS, a m...
  • Tristan
    “I collect church collapses, recreationally. Did you see the recent one in Sicily? Marvelous! The facade fell on sixty-five grandmothers at a special mass. Was that evil? If so, who did it? If he's up there, he just loves it, Officer Starling. Typhoid and swans - it all comes from the same place."- Hannibal LecterThere always lies a certain degree of tragedy in reading the source material after having seen (multiple times) its expertly executed...
  • Manny
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  • K.D. Absolutely
    I can smell your cunt! Imagine if you are a woman and you are alone walking in a dark hallway of a solitary confinement in a hospital for criminally insane. You are about to meet a serial killer who eats his victims' brain, sweetbreads, liver, etc. Then after meeting that killer, you hear that same man again saying I sliced my wrist so I can bleed, watch me die! and you feel splatters of liquid on your face that you thought to be blood, only to r...
  • Willow
    OMG I loved this book! What is wrong with me? LolI really did though. What can I say? Yes, it’s grim and grisly. Harris likes to go into creepy detail about skinning people, disturbing bugs, and the ickiness of finding a severed head in a jar. It’s not gore galore though. It more disturbing than a gross, and that’s why I liked it. Buffalo Bill is making this gruesome outfit and he thinks about it like he’s some kind of runway designer. It...
  • Jack Jordan
    A great book and a great film. In this instance, I'd actually recommend watching the film first, as Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of Dr Lecter is so good that you'll want to think of his performance as you read the book; I certainly did, anyway.
  • Anushka
    MUST READ.MUST READ.MUST FREAKIN' READ.This book blew my brains away!Even though I had seen the movie long back before reading the book, it still got to me. I loved it. If there is someone in this world who loves horror/thriller and hasn't read it yet should first, smack them self on the head and then go to their nearest bookstore or order this book online and start reading it the minute they get it. Totally worth it.A-M-A-ZZZZ-I-N-G.I'm out of w...
  • Tanya
    Fantastic book!!!
  • Jonathan Dunsky
    One of the best thrillers I've ever read, perhaps the best. This book is exceptionally written and maintains suspense throughout its 400 pages.There are many reasons why this book is so good:1. You have two villains, instead of the usual one. Both are intriguing, frightening, inhuman.2. Hannibal Lecter is one of the greatest villains ever created. The talks he has with the protagonist are mesmerizing.3. Clarice Starling is a great hero, troubled ...
  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    Another re-read of Silence of the Lambs, this time my favorite. Maybe it's because I'm more into the story and read them in the order of sequence and not popularity, I'm not sure, but this time around I found it even more fascinating than the first meet.Clarice is a likeable character. Her background melding with who she wants to be is an admirable one. She's given the chance of a lifetime, handed out by a man she admires, to step her foot firmly...
  • Richard
    6.5/10A mixed bag overall with parts that really shine through (those parts all contain Hannibal Lector) and parts which drag. Even though its years since I last saw this movie it still holds quite fresh in the memory but the bits which really come to the forefront of my memory are those with Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Lector. Maybe this is no coincidence as he nailed that performance but also the source material for him to use was pretty damn go...
  • Franco Santos
    Buen libro. En algunos momentos se me hizo un poco pesado, en especial en el inicio, sin embargo, a medida que las páginas pasaban la historia se tornaba más amena y entretenida.El personaje de Hannibal Lecter es una de las creaciones más interesantes y brillantes de la literatura. Es, creo yo, el mayor atractivo de la novela. Aun así, me hubiera gustado que Harris se centre más en Lecter; en las partes en las que él tenía protagonismo mi ...
  • Srividya
    What can I say about this book that hasn't been already said! I believe I am one of those last ones to have read this book. And before anyone asks, No - I haven't seen the film either! Although, I have been told, multiple times by everyone close to me, including my husband that I should watch it for Sir Anthony Hopkins. Well, maybe another day, when I am not so chicken about watching movies in this genre.Coming back to the book - it was perfectio...
  • Raeden Zen
    Addictive, Disgusting, Brilliant Suspense ThrillerThe Silence of the Lambs tells the story of FBI student Clarice Starling and her work with Jack Crawford, the head of Behavioral Science, the FBI division that deals with serial murder, to find serial killer "Buffalo Bill." He sends her on what seems a harmless errand, to present a questionnaire to one Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, and with this the chase for Buffalo Bill is on. The conflict...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    A creep fest or gore fest that I read some time ago. I was into "audio books" in my work vehicle at the time, listening to books between jobs and on my commute rather than the radio....I listened to this book. Was I crazy or something?I've never read anything else by Harris. My wife was the "horror" fan (and no matter what genre this book gets placed in officially it really belongs with horror). She "read, Red Dragon" (read that out loud and it s...
  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    Being that this is an older, ridiculously famous book, it doesn't need a review. Especially not from little ole me. This book was part of my challenge my comfort zone list. I will say that I found it very interesting that it is on both the "The BOOK was better than the MOVIE" and "The MOVIE was better than the BOOK" lists. I don't know that I preferred either/ was kind of cool to read a book and have faint images of the movie in my head as...
  • Haifa
    Me being a biased reader is an understatement. The thing is: I saw the movie first, and so, Anthony Hopkins' deep gaze will forever be engraved in my mind as that of Hannibal Lecter's (note my off-the-charts fascination with the character) In a nutshell: - The plot line is steady and engaging, yet the build-up of 400 pages is rushed in a downfall of two hurried ones.- I didn't like the writing style, it was very frustrating, to say the least. - T...
  • Ammar
    An amazing if not better sequel to Red Dragon. It is hard not to admire and salute Hannibal Lecter. He is cunning, charming, evil and wise. Clarice Starling. FBI trainee. gifted with a troubled past is on the mission to understand and uncover a series of killings. A thrilling read. Better than the movie. Though one can imagine Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster Hahaha. Would totally recommend it.
  • Shandra
    Actual rating: 4.5 stars.Not quite as good as Red Dragon, but it was close!!! I think I have pinpointed why I felt it wasn't as good. In Dragon, you get more character development of the murderer. This book strays from that theme and focuses more on other characters. I get the switch in focus because the series is about Hannibal, after all.
  • Brad
    This book reminds me that truly excellent and heart-felt works of literature can come out of the mystery field. It was a great deal better than Red Dragon, imho, and it really holds its own in both subtlety and panache. There are many good reasons why the story is iconic, but I'm slowly realizing that the whole anti-hero aspect of it might not be the best part. Perhaps I'm just getting older and less fanboyish, or perhaps I just like to see a wel...
  • Bárbara
    Comecei a ler este livro quase por acaso, por ser o único thriller que tinha na estante naquele momento. Ainda bem que peguei nele porque foi uma agradável surpresa :DFiquei presa à história logo nas primeiras páginas e queria sempre saber o que é que ia acontecer a seguir. Adorei o Hannibal Lecter e a sua relação com a Clarice Starling. Achei brilhante a forma como ele dava o seu contributo para a resolução do caso.Só não gostei da t...
  • Ona
    I fall in love with the whole story all over again. Also, I loved that Clarice is a great and strong female character. Starling/Lecter dialogue scenes were so powerful (even scary at times). Truly fantastic.