Review by Madeleine
I have always loved the movie and was not disappointed by the book. Unsurprisingly, the book was better than I ever could have imagined. Very realistic feeling, if not actually realistic, FBI drama. I am so glad I read this. I continued to read more of the series, and although they are all worth reading, this one is definitely my favorite. All of the characters seemed very colorful and like real individuals. Hannibal Lecter really came to life for me through this, and the case itself was so interesting. I was actually disappointed when I rewatched the drama wanting realistic investigation to feel the nitty-gritty police work that is glazed over in the movie. I still love both, but I know I will be rereading the book before I rewatch the film!