Silent Hill
Silent Hill novel - Slip cover
Sadamu Yamashita
Masahiro Ito
Konami Novels
Release date
September 1st, 2006

Silent Hill (サイレントヒル) is an official novelization of Silent Hill, written by Sadamu Yamashita and illustrated by Masahiro Ito. The book was published by Konami Novels on September 1st, 2006 and was available for purchase for 980 yen. It is 282 pages long and features nine new illustrations.

It is unknown if writer Keiichiro Toyama was involved with the project or if Yamashita received any official story notes. Thus, the novelization is seen as a secondary source.


Chapter 1: FOG

Harry Mason awakens after his car veers off the road and crashes. He recollects how the crash happened and notices his daughter, Cheryl Mason, is missing. Fearing she had gone to find help by herself and letting his mind assume the worst, he sets out to look for her in the unusually foggy town of Silent Hill.

Chapter 2: DARKNESS

Chapter 3: NIGHTMARE


  • Harry is noticeably injured after the car crash in the novel, limping with a gait and showing a gash on his head that causes him to bleed. The game has no mention of this.[1]
  • Jodie Mason dies in a car crash, whereas the game implies an illness to be the cause of death.[citation needed]

English translation

A partial English translation of the novel is available by Lady Ducky, linked below:


  1. Silent Hill (novel), p.4-5.


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Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Lisa Garland - Cybil Bennett - Michael Kaufmann
Other Characters
Jodie Mason - Heather Mason - K. Gordon - Greys - Norman Young
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