“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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“The sins of the father” – Book review

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RATING : 3.8/5

Cher Reader,

As I was browsing through the novels section of the library, the title of this book caught my attention and tingled my curious nerve (well, what kind of sins the father committed?). Further research told me that the book is the second one in the series “The Clifton Chronicles”. Here is an honest review of my first encounter with Jeffrey Archer’s writing.

The story has a bang on starting which compels you to sit in a comfortable surrounding and immerse yourselves in the book. Harry Clifton, assumes the identity of a man named “Tom Bradshaw” to solve some of his problems, little did he know that a sentence in prison awaits Tom Bradshaw. The author has an impeccable style of turning an ordinary sequence in the book to an extraordinary one.  Harry’s character goes through many transformations and not one of them seems unjustified. His strong will in all adversity leaves an awe inspiring impact on the heart.

Emma, who is the mother of Harry’s child, leaves the safe confinement of her home and begins her search for Harry. She embraces a decision, which might even result in orphaning her child. Jeff’s efforts should be applauded for portraying a women as a strong, sharp and able individual. The parallel stories of Maise (Harry’s mother) and other important characters, serve as a delightful distraction to the reader. Jeff has been quite fair in exploring the life of every character with equal vigor. This kind of fairness is rarely witnessed as the protagonist usually steals the limelight.

In nutshell, the book won’t disappoint you for sure. The only factor which makes you growl a little is the ending. Imagine you are informed that your semester results have been announced, the only catch is, you will know them after a year. Yes! That kind of frustration will engulf you. The cliff hanger at the end will make you curse Jeffery Archer (no offence) yet admire his penmanship.

P.S: If you want an even better reading experience, I suggest you read the prequel “Only Time Will Tell”

Yours Frankly

Naty