“The silence of the lambs” – book review

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Rating: 4/5

Cher Reader,

When I first read the title of ‘The Silence of the lambs’ I pretty much assumed that it will be a story about deprived females (I don’t know from where I got this idea :P). To say that I was mildly off the point will be an understatement.

It is a thriller fiction authored by Thomas Harris. The book was adapted in a motion picture by the same name which garnered highest number of Oscars and awards at that time.

The protagonist is a young FBI trainee Clarice Strerling who is under training at the Quantico.  She is sent on an errand by Jack Crawford, the head of FBI division (Behavioral Sciences) to question ‘’Dr.Hannibal Lecter’, the celebrated psychologist who is convicted of murdering nine people. What enfolds next is a mind gripping sequence of events which are sure to give you an adrenaline rush.

The character of ‘Hannibal Lecter’ steals away the show. He is that dangerous building, which makes you want to come near and run away, all at the same time. To create such a character, a writer has to be class apart, and Thomas Harris has succeeded to be one. Spending your time and money in this book is going to be one of the best decisions of the week.

If you instantly fall in love with the book follow it up with the T.V series- ‘Hannibal’, it should satiate your hunger (Though I haven’t watched it yet 😛 )

Yours Frankly

Naty

 

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“Watermelon”-Book Review

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Rating: 3.5/5

Cher Reader,

In all honesty, I bought the book merely because its name intrigued me. When I read the title “Watermelon”, my imagination ran wild, guessing what the story might be. Is the book about watermelons or something more substantial? Read on to find out!

Claire is a 29 years old woman, who is abandoned by her husband right after the birth of their child (an angelic baby girl). A new mommy, who doesn’t have a husband at her side, she braves herself to face the world. The protagonist is one hell of a woman; someone who can inspire people to accept who they are and be proud of it.

This book was my first encounter with Marian Keyes’ writing, and I must say that she was nothing short of a surprise. She handles a sensitive plot with great dexterity, weaving humor and inspiration slowly and steadily. The real beauty in the plot was the family. The author has brilliantly captured the essence of a family. How a family argues, fights, pulls each other’s hair but in the end they are the pillars of your life, who will handle your worst and still love you unconditionally.

On the closure, I’ll take away a few points because at times, it feels as if the author has drawled on and on, rambling out of context. Otherwise, “Watermelon” is a dish to at least try once. It’s a touching journey of a woman who picks up the pieces of her life from when she looked like a watermelon (post pregnancy). It is definitely a lesson to never look for a man’s approval, and to realize your worth.

P.S: If you are facing a tough life on your personal front, do give it a read. You might realize that life isn’t that bad with some humor and will at your side!

P.P.S: If you have sisters, then do read it; you will feel a sense of déjà vu many times along the way! 😛

Yours Frankly

Naty