The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Published December 1, 2009

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

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I’m not sure what compelled me to read this book, other than I found it at my mother-in-law’s house, picked it up and never put it down again. I didn’t think I’d seen the film, but later I described a couple of scenes to Mr C, who confirmed they were from the film.

I did not recall the story though, or how the scenes linked together - I was sure it was all about Lector, but really there’s a whole other crime to be investigated.

Anyway, the book was really good. I read it every opportunity I could, and was keen to find out what happened with the cannibal and how on earth Harris could make him a sympathetic character. I still don’t quite know how he did it, but I certainly didn’t feel sad at the end when he was on the loose.


I recommend the book to anyone, whether you have seen the film or not, and I am now going to have to add the movie to my Film Watch list.

Rating: Unrated

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