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The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname--Buffalo Bill--is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter--Hannibal the Cannibal--who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
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bthegood
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WJCintron I LOVE this movie!! 😃🙌 2mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 290.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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bibliobliss
Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Took so long to finish but I was constantly mentally comparing and contrasting the book with the movie. It was good but too much sometimes. The whole story is creepy as hell, based on real life monsters. Good writing. I'm interested in more Thomas Harris but not anytime soon.

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Addison_Reads
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#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Such a creepy book and movie that takes place in a #Prison

Eggs Yes 🙌🏻 😱😳 8mo
Leftcoastzen Yikes ! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 😱🖤📚 8mo
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wifey.n
Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Good

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SusanLee
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 12mo
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abookdragonsretreat
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Gruesome. Descriptive. Eerie. Mysterious. Chilling.
The plot was intriguing, the characters were developed well, the POV switches were done well so we get different information. I liked Hannibal and Clarices weird relationship. I also liked how similar the movie is to the book.

Ephemera If you haven‘t read it yet, read Red Dragon too. 14mo
abookdragonsretreat @Ephemera I'll add it to my TBR! 14mo
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abookdragonsretreat
Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris

"Problem solving is hunting: it is savage pleasure and we are born to it."

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Peaslady
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Really really enjoyed this book. So ahead of its time with such a strong female lead. I remembered the film being good, but the characterisation in the book is even more powerful. Excellent thriller.

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JenlovesJT47
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The Silence of the Lambs is one of my all-time favorite movies. It‘s a masterpiece in my personal opinion. People like Hannibal Lecter are way scarier to me than most supernatural horror movies because they‘re so disturbingly real. I finally bit the bullet and started the book series. Red Dragon was great. This book was hard to put down, but through most of it I was thinking it‘s one of those rare instances where the movie is slightly better ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Than the book. That is, until I got to the last 150 pages or so. I was going to go to sleep around 3:30 this morning but the book was nagging at me to read it (I had 200ish pages left). I told myself, ok, I‘ll just read a few chapters. Next thing I know it‘s 6:30 in the morning and I‘m finishing the book. Apologies for the longwindedness, but this book was so effing good!! If I had never seen the movie I would have been completely on the edge ⬇️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 Of my seat! Of course, we get a lot more backstory in the book, and getting into the various characters‘ thoughts really adds a lot to it. All this to say, if you like thrillers/horror, PLEASE read this book. Imo, Dr. Lecter is the scariest movie villain of all time, and I‘m already about to dive into book 3, Hannibal. Excited about it since I haven‘t seen the last two movies. 5+⭐️! #horror #thriller #booksintomovies 1y
Bklover I remember LOVING this book, and I read it before the movie. May be time for a reread! 1y
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JenlovesJT47 @Bklover you should!! It‘s so good. Are you into audiobooks? I just looked this up on Audible and the great Frank Muller narrates it and it has rave reviews. I‘m going to wait a few months and give it a listen. The reviews are so good that I went ahead and bought it anyway! 😆 Such a great book! 🤗❤️ 1y
Clare-Dragonfly This series is great. I still haven‘t read the 4th book because they‘re so scary I need a very long wait between books! 1y
JenlovesJT47 @Clare-Dragonfly Hannibal is SO disturbing! The movie is so great and while Buffalo Bill is terrifying, there‘s something about Hannibal, especially in the one scene with the cops (you know the one!😳) that just freaks me out so much no matter how many times I see it. And reading it was a whole nother level of disturbing! 😱 I got 6 chapters into Hannibal last night and I‘m already hooked. I‘m excited since I‘m going into it blind. Have you ⬇️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 Watched the show? I can‘t help but picture Jodie Foster as Clarice while reading Hannibal and I‘m disappointed she‘s not in the movie. I‘ve heard the show is very good, I plan on watching it after I finish all the books. 😳 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve never seen the show or the movie but I‘ve seen a lot about the show on Tumblr 😆 1y
KaylaCReviews I watched the Silence of the Lambs movie before reading the book, too. Oddly, I liked Hannibal's character more in the book, but Christine's character more in the movie. I think Jodie Foster brought something to the role that the character in the book just didn't have, but I can't figure out what. 😅 1y
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vivastory
Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Stolen from the internet

Lcsmcat 😂 1y
dylanisreading Oh wow. 🤣 Mind if I steal this? I was just posting articles about the rates of unvaccinated people in the US in a Discord server I'm in. It's perfect. 1y
vivastory @Bianca Feel free! Yes, the unvaccinated rates are absurd right now 1y
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ozma.of.oz Welp. I‘m immediately stealing this to send to my family. 😂 1y
sprainedbrain Oh my god. 😂😂😂 1y
persephone1408 Hahaha😂😂 1y
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reading_rainbow
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💀🙀 Now Starting! I loved Red Dragon and have been excited to continue the series ~

Carlie_jc Please give a review after! I love the movie and I‘ve wanted to read it but I don‘t know if it‘s worth it. I hear the characters relationships are a little different. 1y
TheNeverendingTBR This one was so good! 1y
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gnarbear
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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if you're someone who enjoys criminal minds, this book is like the best episode of Criminal Minds on crack that you'll ever see, and then made better because it's in writing. Being able to read the perspectives of so many other characters really filled in the story from the movie, so it was still a worthwhile experience even when having seen the film beforehand.

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DarkMina
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#MoviesinMay

Day 12: Anthony Hopkins

Klou Of course!! 2y
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jenniferw88
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Sorry, only just seen this challenge!

Day 1: Character who #murders - haven't read the books/seen the movies or tv shows but wanted to avoid spoilers if I could! 😂

#maycharacters @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great choice—saw the film 😳😱 2y
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Whalien99
Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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4 STARS

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Tattooedteacher
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Day 12 #oppositeday Prompt: Loud.

TheKidUpstairs Well played! Never read the book, only seen the film. 2y
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JustCarissa
Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
Mehso-so

While a bit obviously dated and sometimes written harriedly in an attempt to communicate panic, this book is a good example of successfully building suspense and shifting perspectives. Was surprised that the book took care to emphasize that the villain was not trans, when the movie only had one offhand line.

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bibliobliss
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris

"I'm not sure you get wiser as you get older, Starling, but you do learn to dodge a certain amount of hell..."

#currentlyreading #goodquotes #bookblurbs #truth #life #somuchyes

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bibliobliss
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Imagine reading the tagged book while thinking about this face. It helps to recall the voice as well.

#currentlyreading #creepedout #fiction #novels #paperbacks #booksiown #ThomasHarris #TheSilenceoftheLambs

CoverToCoverGirl You just freaked me out... terrifying 2y
bibliobliss @CoverToCoverGirl 😬🖤 sorry 2y
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bibliobliss
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris

Her fears breathed on her from close behind her neck; other, recent memories squirmed beside her.

#currentlyreading #inprogress #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
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#20in4readathon update: still plugging along in the tagged book.

I like Thomas Harris as a writer, he uses some turns of phrases I haven't encountered before. I'm struck by the rapport between these characters in the FBI. I also like Clarice Starling very much as a character. I liked her in the movie as well; Jodie Foster portrayed her well. But when reading the book, I don't necessarily see Foster.

#currentlyreading #openbook #fiction #novels

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bibliobliss
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Making good progress in the tagged book. It's creepy af, just like I expected. I've seen the movie a few times and I like drawing comparisons between books and films.

Yes, that's my child playing with a hairdryer. And yes, I'm watching him like a hawk 😂

#currentlyreading #booktofilm #fiction #novels #openbook #bookish #bookshot #20in4 #readathon

AmyG Ha! Make him useful, like I did. Give him a dustbuster. 2y
Tattooedteacher @AmyG Amy, that‘s funny. A Swiffer is also a good idea. 2y
AmyG Dustbuster is late ‘80‘s. Swiffer is 2021. 🤣 2y
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Come-read-with-me A friend of mine hooked up a small drill with a very soft tip to let her boys clean toilets! Always good to get kids involved in house chores early on! 2y
bibliobliss @AmyG Ha ha, knowing him, he'd have more fun banging it around than using it!! 😂 But good idea 2y
bibliobliss @Tattooedteacher Yes. I don't think he'd cause too much chaos with a Swiffer 😂 2y
bibliobliss @Come-read-with-me He loves to "help" vacuum and by help I mean pull the plug out while using it. He's eager to help but still gets in the way too much. It's only a matter of time before he'll get the concept and become a real asset!! (I hope) 2y
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bibliobliss
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"Do you spook easily, Starling?"

"Not yet."

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Reading the tagged book for #NWC feb sidebook.

I can thank #ThomasHarris for all the #HannibalLecter nightmares over the years. I have seen all the movies but never read the books. Bout time I fix that ✅

#NovelWatchingCrew #fiction #novels #currentlyreading #bookseries

@AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie @jb72 @Squidget @AsYouWish

I'm trying to remember everyone to tag!!

AkashaVampie I have never read nor seen the movies. I have been watching the show Hannibal and enjoying it. Im not really a scary movie type person. 2y
DieAReader I hope you enjoy the book! I read & loved this series (with the exception of, which I haven‘t tackled for some unknown reason🤨) years ago. I am hoping to start re-reading so I can jump in on the #NWC group chat before everyone‘s done🤞🏻 (edited) 2y
bibliobliss @AkashaVampie Where can I find the show? I'm not into scary movies generally but the psychological angle is what appeals to me 2y
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bibliobliss @Squidget Thanks, just started so I have a ways to go and of course I won't finish by the end of the month. Good luck to you!! 2y
jb72 I really liked the show Hannibal! I thinks it‘s on amazon prime. Or it was. Maybe on Netflix now. Madds definitely knows how to dress in that show. 2y
AkashaVampie @Readage I've been watching it on Hulu. I'm only like 10 ish episodes in to the first season. 2y
bibliobliss @jb72 👍 I'll have to try to find it 2y
ElizaMarie Have any of y'all started the Clarice show on CBS? I really am enjoying it so far. I am a huge fan of Hannibal Lecter. I've watched the movie several times which ... is always great! And have read all the books (more than once- it wa sone of the books my daddy recommended to me) 2y
bibliobliss @ElizaMarie I haven't even heard of all these shows! I can't get my hands on a copy of "Red Dragon" so I'm starting with "The Silence of the Lambs." I'm enjoying it and drawing comparisons between the book and the movie. (I love doing that, btw.) I am reading at night and that's probably a foolish idea ? if I'm trying to avoid nightmares!! Hope everyone is liking the books/movies/shows. 2y
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AkashaVampie
Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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How much do you remember from the movie? Check it out here

https://www.sporcle.com/games/jar514/good-evening-clarice?t=thriller

#NWC #ThrillerMonth

Come-read-with-me Boy I really bombed! 32% and the ones I got right were just lucky guesses! 🐑 🦋 🍷 2y
AkashaVampie @Come-read-with-me haha! 2y
ElizaMarie Did really good on this one 95% .. Just missed one but.. its because I love love love it! 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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My first time read of this and I've never seen the movie, shocking I know! 😝

The plot and characters are awesome.

It‘s one of the darkest and fascinating thrillers I‘ve ever read.

Now to watch the adaptation. 🤟

Full review⤵️
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3150108611

Vansa One of those instances where movie as as good as the book !! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Vansa Yea, I'll need to watch it asap!! 😁 2y
shortsarahrose This is on my tbr. The movie is fantastic! 2y
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LeahBergen Another great photo! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
JodiPM It's so good! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @shortsarahrose I'm looking forward to reading the next one and watching the movie! 😌 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @LeahBergen Thankya!! 😁 2y
DarkMina @TheNeverendingTBR Anthony Hopkins did an amazing job playing Hannibal Lecter. I think you‘ll like it. (edited) 2y
CloakNQuill @DarkMina 100% agreed. Ted Levine also did a great portrayal as Buffalo Bill.
@TheNeverendingTBR Glad to hear you liked it! Definitely watch it when you get the chance.
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Icepop I‘m really surprised you have never seen the film!! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Icepop I've not seen every movie 😬 2y
Icepop 🤪😂 2y
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Bookbinger
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Definitely enjoyable. I had watched the movie a bajillion times before actually reading the book so I was pleased that it wasn‘t awfully different.

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Emilymdxn
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Thank you for my #creepychristmas package @DinoMom I cannot wait to get started on the books and I LOVE my ghostface ornament so much! I‘m afraid the chocolate didn‘t survive as far as the photo session....

@teebe

Hazel2019 Great ornament!!!! 🌲 2y
DinoMom Glad you like it. I just read the Merry Spinster. It is very odd but I really enjoyed it. 2y
teebe Such a cool ornament! 2y
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KendallHershey
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So creepy, and yet such an interesting read. Buffalo Bill is an iconic villain that inspires chills down the spine. I got really sucked in rooting for Jack Crawford and Clarice Starling on team FBI.

TheNeverendingTBR That cover! 😍 2y
Angeles The audiobook is even more scary 😀 2y
KendallHershey @Angeles oooh I didn‘t even think about that, but I‘m sure it is! 2y
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One of the best moment of your life that never through out from your life i.e.,best moment which spent with your friend,family,and many other relationship.because you innocent about those moment which never forget.Be happy and carefull of your family,friend and about another relationship.

harsh123 It's a reality 2y
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Eeww BUT lol😂😂😂

Bookzombie 😂😂😂 2y
Caroline2 😆 2y
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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I already knew the story to this one from the film, but that did not prepare me to how terrifying the book is, words and imagination providing pure horror. I especially enjoyed the foreword in which Thomas Harris tells of real life inspiration for Dr Hannibal Lecter. #Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter 15pts + 1pt

ElizaMarie This is such a great book! 2y
daisyheadmaesie I‘ve never read it either! I need to change that.. 2y
Clwojick Classic! 💓 2y
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ConfessionofaBookaholic
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Adding to my horror movie repertoire for this month. Love love love it, and it‘s my roommates first time watching 😂 some more points for #teamharkness #scarathon2020 @StayCurious

StayCurious Ooh I love that movie! And I love your dog! 2y
ConfessionofaBookaholic @StayCurious He keeps the shadows at bay while we get into the horror mood 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Book: Silkwork
Author Silva
Movie: Silence of the Lambs
Song: Singing in the rain

#manicMonday #LetterS @Joscho

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MynameisSnow
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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It was fascinating to read The anniversary edition. Just to hear a little bit about how Thomas Harris got part of his inspiration for Hannibal Lecter was really interesting. I had only seen the movie prior to readIng thIs, and I got to understand quite a bit more about the charchters and their backstories as well. After back to back Hanbibal Lecter books though, I think it wise to read something else next before I go for Hannibal.

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abookdragonsretreat
The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris

Carrying on with this one today 📖

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I love the character of Hannibal Lecter. He is simply one of the best bad guys in the literary world. What I didn't like was all the sexism and prejudices against trans individuals. I liked the plot and it was like a history story with all the old equipment they were using to solve the crime. In this case I don't know which is better book or the movie. Anthony Hopkins is simply perfect as Hannibal Lecter.

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Martta
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Started listening to this. The beginning feels sooo good! I just loved the movie and I can't believe how long I've had this book on my shelf unread. 🤓😍

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Thomas.S
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I liked the book. It was scary and interesting and i wanted to read as much as i could to find out what would happen. I did find it difficult to read so it took me a long time but I really enjoyed it.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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I enjoyed this one a lot more than Red Dragon.
The thing I enjoy most is that the FBI and police is really ignorant about the killer.
A lot of times authors seem to miss that the protagonist doesn't have to know everything about the killer.

#TBRRead #Book2Movie
#WinterGames #Elfies

@Bookwormjillk @StayCurious @Clwojick

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Dan_1988
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Two books for the price of one. ?. All they asked for was a donation of Q9. And it looks in new condition. Can‘t complain. #coffee. #ThomasHarris. #thriller #thesilenceofthelambs

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Addison_Reads
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I know he's a sadistic murderer, but I just can't help but really love the character of Hannibal Lecter. I'm not quite sure what that says about me... 😂

#GratefulReads #Characteryouhatetolove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚🖤 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Happy Halloween! 🎃🧡 I bought those giant bags of Costco candy for my students, but I had to pick out all of the candies with allergens, which ended up being more than I expected. 😂 I don't get trick or treaters, so I'm just going to hole up with a scary book, Chinese food & try to limit my chocolate intake. 😋

What's your favorite Halloween candy? 🍫🍬

JaimeDawn Peanut butter cups and sweet tarts. 3y
Buechersuechtling Do you trade a Reese‘s when I say: “Trick or treat”❓🤤 3y
MrBook @Rachel.Rencher I think(?) I texted you. 😂👏🏻 3y
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FantasyChick
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There is nothing better than coming home from work to find one of your favourite movies on!

I will never not watch this

#teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

julesG I haven't watched this for ages. It used to be one of my favourites. 3y
FantasyChick @julesG I haven't seen it in a while but if I see it on I always watch it! 3y
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Lizpixie
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Review of the last book of my #Scareathlon #TeamSlaughter playlist and I picked a great book to go out on a bang with. I love the movie & I thought I‘d read this before, but I realised I‘d only read Red Dragon & Hannibal but skipped this for some reason. This is everything a thriller should be, it‘s fast, aggressive, disturbing & very clever. It‘s not perfect at all, but it‘s a great read. Perfect end to the #readathon 11points #PointsTotal-2,128

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Lizpixie
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #day24 #Thriller This story is a thriller in both print and onscreen. I‘m just about to finish the novel, plus I rewatched the movie last night, and I have to say it‘s a rare movie that almost follows the book word for word. The dialogue in both is fantastic, both Jodi Foster & Anthony Hopkins really did justice to the book characters. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point #PointsTotal-1,910

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Lizpixie
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One more off my #ScaryMovie #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter playlist. One of my favourite Anthony Hopkins & Jodi Foster movies, both individually & together. I‘d say everyone knows about Hannibal the Cannibal by now(I ate liver with some fava beans & a nice Chianti. Fttllfttll.) I‘m now reading the book in print for the 1st time, hoping to finish in time for Halloween. 4points #PointsTotal-1,711