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 😛 )