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The Silence of the Lambs

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In this study, Yvonne Tasker explores the way the film weaves together gothic, horror and thriller conventions to generate both a distinctive variation on the cinematic portrayal of insanity and crime, and a fascinating intervention in the sexual politics of genre.
Paperback, 95 pages
Published March 29th 2002 by British Film Institute
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Jul 07, 2015 CindiB rated it it was amazing
Wayback Read.
Book so much better than the movie...
Mar 30, 2014 Kiana added it
perfectly written, interesting details about the FBI!
Mar 20, 2016 Ally rated it really liked it
Hard to review a book on a movie I haven't seen, but it was a great analysis! Now off to watch the movie.
Jaycee Lam
Jul 24, 2014 Jaycee Lam rated it really liked it
Không đáng sợ mấy nhưng mang lại cảm giác là lạ và không muốn ăn cơm :v
Nhất là khi mình tưởng tượng ra mấy cái xác....
Feb 23, 2008 Jamie rated it really liked it
I actually read this before I saw the film and I remember screaming at the screen when Crawford rings Buffalo Bill's doorbell, "That's not how it happens in the book!" Well put together book. The birth of Starling and well, she gave birth to Scully and Sydney Bristow, etc.

Movie connection: Still one of the best thrillers on celluloid.
Ryan Splenda
Mar 30, 2013 Ryan Splenda rated it really liked it
This is a good exploration into one of the greatest psychological horror films ever made. Tasker provides a good discussion on the major feminist themes, as well as some discussion of serial killers and their mentality. This is definitely a good read for movie lovers.
Jun 02, 2012 Andy rated it it was amazing
Many charateristics of several different personality disorders at work in this depiction of a very sick man who seems to be the perfect picture of a psychopath...and Clarice Starling, a culmination of childhood trauma, somehow overlooked by the FBI of course.
Jul 22, 2012 Anthony rated it it was amazing

Maybe not a masterpiece, but as close as a thriller/horror/suspense
novel may come.

Yup, a Five-Star read.
Feb 25, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
I don't have time to read mediocre books. Read this one if you haven't already!!
May 07, 2011 Margie rated it it was amazing
Great book... and as usual, the movie wasn't nearly as good.
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Mar 22, 2008 Joel Brown rated it really liked it
Awesome! I've come back to Dr. Lector several times over the years.
Oct 03, 2013 Nadia rated it liked it
As entertaining as the movie... Easy fast read.
Feb 24, 2008 Dave rated it it was amazing
Another one I've read twice...
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