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Silence of the Lambs

How often have you come across a psychological thriller that sends a chill down your spine, grips you, scares you, but at the same time pulls you towards itself, makes you keep turning pages till you discover its deepest secrets? Not often? Well, if such a masterpiece has escaped your eye , fret not!! “Silence of the Lambs “-by the Bram Stoker awardee Thomas Harris.
Though it’s a sequel to the “Red Dragon”, you would not miss out on any action of this novel if you haven’t read the “Red Dragon” 
Silence of the Lambs was adapted by Jonathan Demme in 1991 and became one of the few movies to win the five most prestigious awards in the Oscar’s history –Actor in a leading role, Actress in leading role, director, motion picture and screenplay ! and it is one the top 250 imdb movies rated by the critics as one of the best movies ever made .
All about dark shadows , gross details, and psychotic evil, this novel has the capacity to leave an indelible imprint on your minds, the horror streaks ,though not very explicit at times , underly the entire novel.
An FBI trainee, Clarice Starling is asked to get some leads on the case of a serial killer, called “Buffalo Bill”, by interviewing Dr. Hannibal Lecter, famous (or may I say notorious) as “Hannibal the Cannibal”. He is a very talented psychiatrist, and one of the best in his profession, but, he is a psychopath, a killer, guilty of unspeakable crimes. Now he is a high security prisoner locked up in a mental institution. Nevertheless, disregarding the dangers involved in going to Lecter ,Clarice decides to go over to him,to seek his insights over the buffalo bill case, as stopping this serial killer is of utmost priorty, or another girl shall have to added to the list of his unlucky , flayed victims , killed in the most gruesome ,most macabre manner imaginable ,leaving you with utter disgust for this unseen antagonist, whose appearances are rare, but nevertheless terrifying.
Coming back to the cannibal, Dr. Lecter would not give his knowledge of the case so easily. The price Clarice must pay? His entry into the darkest chambers of her mind confronting her own demons and her lambs screaming . They develop a strange relationship where he offers her cryptic clues in return for information on her unhappy childhood. Throughout the novel, you will realize the brilliance with which it has been written, well constructed with no unnecessary drama. The clock is ticking and you can not stop yourself from being the part of the chase for the nefarious Buffalo Bill. Before you even know it , you will feel the urge to stop the killer from letting lose a reign of terror, blood and death .
So, what are you waiting for? Go grab a copy , and savour the brilliance of one of the best psychological thrillers ever written .