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The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
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Dec 30, 2010

it was amazing

Excellent book, Starling is one of the best crafted female characters I've ever read, with a male author. She is so realistic that I wondered how Harris got inside the female brain so well. He wrote such a strong heroine. I've found that male authors I've read either write weak females or if they write stong female characters they immediately strip them of their femininity. I felt Chrichten was like that, when he creates strong females he can't wait to tell you how they are unlike other women and are just "so" much like men. It's insulting. And yet here's a detective who is aware of her figure and beauty and yet incredibly intelligent and has insecurities regarding her career and not her ability to get a man. This might sound silly but this was very important to me when i read it as a teenager.

But the story is solid as hell and vastly entertaining.
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Jonah Feldman Crichton. Michael Crichton. Pronounced Cryton.

Jaime Moltisanti Cucuzza Um thanks, I guess with all my chemotherapy, I forgot how to spell. Boy was I schooled.

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