The book is always better than the movie.
This is a must read. Even if you've seen the much acclaimed movie made from this book, you still haven't experienced the true horror of 'Silence of the Lambs.' The book is a masterpiece that keeps you guessing from one moment to the next. It builds up and up, as does your terror, until the finale that will have you looking over your own shoulder; and wondering why on earth the movie wasn't able to portray the same terrifying depths. As far as psychological thrillers go, this book goes that extra step and really does frighten you.