Check out my Silence of The Lambs book summary and review that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. The Silence of the Lambs is a 1988 novel by American crime thriller novelist Thomas Harris. Although it is second in the release order of the Hannibal Lecter series, it ranks third in terms of content.

Silence of The Lambs
 
It was made in 1991 as a film by director Jonathan Dame, which was a commercial success and was critically acclaimed. Produced by Edward Saxon.

Silence of The Lambs book summary :

One day, FBI Director Clarice Sterling was informed by FBI Director Jack Crawford to assist in the investigation of a serial murder case. The murder case was a bizarre serial murder in which all the victims were overweight women and their skin was cut off, and the case fell into a maze without any clue to the nickname 'Buffalo Bill'.

Jack Crawford instructed Sterling to meet with someone who would help him resolve the case. That person is Dr. Hannibal Lecter. While meeting with Dr. Sterling Doctor Lecter, Jack Crawford warns him not to fall into the trap of Doctor Lecter, a master of mind-reading. Lecter was a famous psychiatrist, but he was called 'Hannibal the Cannibal' because he killed nine of his patients in a heinous way of cooking and eating human flesh.

The first meeting held in an exciting nerve war. As soon as Lecter first met Sterling, he surprised her by discovering her body odor, clothing, and her origin and background in a few simple words. However, Lecter supports Sterling and provides information to Sterling, who uses polite demeanor and a clear brain to calmly and consistently analyze a given situation while hiding such feelings.

Sterling also feels intimidated when conversing over large bulletproof glasses, but also has a subtle attraction to Dr. Lecter, who has excellent knowledge, manners, and noble tastes. Lecter provides clues about the Buffalo Bill and analyzes the inside of Sterling a little bit.

Meanwhile, the worst happened when Tennessee Senator's daughter Katherine was abducted by Buffalo Bill and Senator Lecter was held in a more well-equipped prison in Memphis, Tennessee, on the condition that he provide information about the killer. Go, however, cleverly employs a hoax while transporting Lecter and is able to escape after brutally killing two police officers.

Sterling, meanwhile, who finds Buffalo Bill's residence based on information leaked from Dr. Lecter, kills him and manages to save the senator's daughter. For this service, Sterling was hired as a full-fledged FBI agent.

 However, in the final scene, the story ends with a call from Sterling Doctor Lecter who is able to escape. (In the movie version of The Silence of the Lambs, the story ends with the first words to Dr. Lecter Sterling, "Well, Claris ... did the lamb stop screaming?"

Silence of The Lambs book review :

The cunning plot, the fierce character, and the heinous murder continue, Hannibal Lecter's second book. A serial killer known as Buffalo Bill, killing and skinning large women and dumping their bodies across waterways across the country, without any particular pattern, left a chrysalis of the Deaths Head moth around their necks.

The FBI trainee, Clarice Sterling, was brought in to talk to the infinitely wise but terrifying Doctor Lecter, and the case took on a new sense of urgency when a senator's daughter went missing. But will Clarice be able to go beyond her own childhood trauma to find Dr. Lecter's clues and find the Buffalo Bill? Or will Catherine Martin face the same horrible consequences as those who came before her?

I knew this story fairly intimately before I picked up the book, because I must have seen the film dozens of times. Whenever I see Brooke Smith (who played Katherine Martin in the 1990 film) in anything, I ask, influenced by an accent, 'Was he a very fat man?'

Poor woman. He wasn’t particularly big. However, in the book, like in the film, my heart sank like a stone when Katherine offered to help a stranger get an armchair in her van with a sling.

Clarice is an amazing character. There is a scene where Clarice is about to enter an abandoned storage container with a door about a foot from the ground and she tells the lawyer to call the field office if she gets stuck. It made me very happy that the dialogue matched Jodie Foster's character's forced smile and thin veiled nervousness in the film.

In the picture, Clarice is a bit like a goodie-to-shoe. There is nothing wrong with that. There’s only so much time in a film, and Jodie Foster’s acting is an element of celluloid legend. But I liked it, in the book, Clarice has a bit of her mouth. Her swearing is rare but humane, and I think I like her even more.

The mobility between Clarice and Hannibal Lecter cracked from the page, and Dr. Chilton's creepiness was stunning.

"We had a lot of detectives here, but I don't think that's interesting enough," Chilton said without getting up.

"Sterling knew without thinking about it that her outstretched hand had lanolin from her hair pat. She let go before she left.

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