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Book Note: Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

I read this book about 25-Apr-2004. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1988. This note was last modified Monday, 05-May-2014 22:11:29 PDT.

This is book 2 of the "Hannibal Lector" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


A quick reread, but I see I haven't read this since I began the book log, so I guess I'd better say a little bit at least. (I'm amused to see he's listed in the ISFDB; none of the 4 books I've read is SF or fantasy in any meaningful sense.)

Harris has written 4 books that I know of. All of them have been made into movies, one of them twice. At least the last three were bestsellers. The last three were published in 1981, 1988, and 1999. I don't know if he does anything else (Vinge's excuse until recently), or just works very slowly, or what. He's clearly one of the very top men doing what he does, though, so I guess we shouldn't complain about how he does it. Or maybe he's taking his retirement in installments.

An FBI trainee who wants to catch serial killers (meaning she wants to work in Behavioral Sciences for Jack Crawford) gets involved in the hunt for the current one when Crawford sends her to question Hannibal Lecter.

In the end, she finds the guy, saves his latest victim, kills the guy. And Lecter's escaping has nothing to do with anything she has done, it's not her fault in any way.

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