The Silence of the Lambs review
One of the best breath taking 80’s detective novel is The Silence of the Lambs. The book is written by English psychiatrist Thomas Harris. It was published in 1988 but it is still remembered and readable. The Silence of the Lambs is second author’s novel based on forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic psychopath Dr. Hannibal Lecter life story, but this time the plot centers on young and new FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The novel opens with the main heroine (Clarice Starling) who has to find another cruel serial killer with Hannibal help. After all, it said that you can only destroy the evil with even more bigger evil… “Buffalo Bill”(it is the nick name of this serial killer) kidnaps overweight women, starves them for about a week initially then kills and skins them, before dumping the bodies in nearby rivers. Lecter gives Starling information about killer, but only in exchange for personal information. Since than fiercely and thrilling maniac chasing begins and also deep reflections of Clarice life. The thing I liked best that it is written with passion and skill and it shows in constantly plot changing or infusion of amazing descriptive language and above all this novel takes you visually to the places in the book because of its perfect descriptions. In fact this book is very compelling as all the facts of the murders are taken from real cases. My only criticism of the novel is that you can not read it before you go to bed, because you can't stop reading, when you get into it. All in all, The Silence of the Lambs is masterpiece of its kind and not everybody could like it, but if you are into horror – detectives it may be the best-ever, scary and yet compelling novel you have ever read. But if your only problem is that you hate reading there is the movie named as same as the book. Yet remember the written word is far more entertaining and enjoyable than the big screen. Emilija Kašėtaitė 3k...
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