I never thought I’d read this book!
And the reason for it is quite simple, I’ve always have issues with what is well-known. I sort of prefer things that are kind of “quiet”. To give you an example, when I was a kid a never went to see E.T. because every damn kid wanted to see that movie. Call it stupidity but that’s the way I am and because of that it never ever occurred to me to read “The Silence of the Lambs”. But one day when walking towards home I found this book on a second-hand bookstore for 5 Swedish kroner. I guess that my stupidity was sleeping.
The only problem I encountered when reading this book was that I’d already seen the movie. And as all of you know that movie is no bad movie, fact is, it is a very good movie. So it was impossible for me to imagine my own version of characters such as Hannibal Lecter, Buffalo Bill or Clarice Starling.
But “The Silence of the Lambs” is still worth reading despite if you’ve seen the movie or not. It is a very, very good read. Fact is, it is only after reading it that I can understand why it got so popular and I’d even say that it’s better than the movie. How about that?