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Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
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Sep 02, 12

bookshelves: thrillers, horror
Read from September 01 to 02, 2012

I usually make a point to read the book before I see the film adaptation of it--I'm a bit OCD about it, to tell the truth. However, in this case I didn't realize that The Silence Of The Lambs was a novel until I had already watched it--my only frame of reference was that my dad loved the film, and my mom couldn't stand it. So I watched it, and was suitably impressed. Then I discovered it was a novel, and resolved that should it ever cross my path I would grab a copy. Somehow I ended up with two, both identical......oh well. The book was marvelous, but is a bit overshadowed for me by the film. This is mostly on the strength of the performances therein, Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lector completely formed how I pictured his character all through the book. But this is not a strike against the book so much as a testament to how well executed the film was. This is still worth reading, for my money, but those who choose to stick with the film will not lose out on a great deal. And no, I cannot believe I just said that.....I think I must now consider myself a heretic.....

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09/01/2012 page 43
12.0% "So far, a lot like the movie. I generally read the book first, but in this case I didn't realize there WAS a book, so....."

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