Book vs Movie: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

There’s a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee investigator who’s trying to save her own hide. The only man that can help is locked in an asylum. But he’s willing to put a brave face on — if it will help him escape.


HOLY SHIT! I can’t believe it took me this long to read this book. It was FANTASTIC!!!! Everything about this book was amazing! I was never bored. I flew threw it.

Thomas Harris does an amazing job creating the characters and giving them life. As always Hannibal “the cannibal” Lecter is creepy as hell. A favotire of mine. Jame Gumb is awesome too.

At first I thought there would be no way I could pick which was better. The movie or the book but in the end the book won out. They will both have the same star rating of course. But Harris gives more life to the characters than the movie did. The movie seemed to centralize around the killers only where in the book just gave the plot a little something more. I loved it so much. I jumped right into the next book, Hannibal!





A classic and always will be. Just a great and creepy thriller. I don’t really consider it horror for me. More of a psychological thriller. Anthony Hopkins is a favorite actor and is amazing at playing Hannibal Lecter. Jodie Foster (Clarice Starling) and Ted Levine (Jame Gumb aka Buffalo Bill) are my other two favotires. They really did the movie well.


After reading the book and then rewatching the movie I was a little sad at what they left out. I know movies always cut things out but without that extra stuff that Harris wrote inthe book it made the movie seem a little flat compared to the book. While I do love it and always will consider it a classic, I feel the characters are really one demential in the movie. The personal stuff in the book gave them more life. Specially the side characters like Jack Crawford.


It was also sad that they cute out a lot of the work that Clarice does for the investigation into Buffalo Bill. If you only watch the movie it makes sense and is great. But once you read the book and then watch (or rewatch) the movie you look at the movie in a totally different light and nothing really makes sense. Gah does that even make any sense. It makes sense in my head. Anywho the book totally won out in this case. But because of the amazing acting by the three actors mentioned above it still gets the same rating as the book.



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  1. Agreed! I also found that the book was better than the movie. Movie did focus well on Hannibal Lecter (by the way Anthony Hopkins did a great job) but I really enjoyed the character developments in the book. Jack Crawford and Clarice Starling have been brilliantly described by Thomas Harris. That’s one area where the book has an edge over the movie.

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