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The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
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Sep 04, 2007

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Read in September, 2007

Much as with The Da Vinci Code , I was grudgingly pulled in to the plot, despite the horrible writing. Before the plot really took off, in the first few chapters, I kept having to re-read sentences because they made no sense, and I couldn't figure out what was motivating the dialogue and actions of the characters. Also, Clarice's character was so perfect that she was frankly a bit annoying. Self doubt? Assuaged in about two seconds once she "bears down." Troubled past? Only adds charm to her delightfully feminine, tough-girl character. Problems in solving a case that is far beyond her experience level? No match for her homespun country girl wisdom. Bleecccch!

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