Robert Bloch's Psycho captivated a nation when it appeared in 1959. The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life story of Ed Gein, a psychotic murderer who led a dual life. Alfred Hitchcock too was captivated, and turned the book into one of the most-loved classic... show more
Robert Bloch's Psycho captivated a nation when it appeared in 1959. The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life story of Ed Gein, a psychotic murderer who led a dual life. Alfred Hitchcock too was captivated, and turned the book into one of the most-loved classic films of all time the year after it was released. Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though. He has lived with Mother ever since leaving the hospital in the old house up on the hill above the Bates motel. One night Norman spies on a beautiful woman that checks into the hotel as she undresses. Norman can't help but spy on her. Mother is there though. She is there to protect Norman from his filthy thoughts. She is there to protect him with her butcher knife.
Publish date: May 4th 2010
Publisher: Overlook Press
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: Psycho (#1)
This is an awesome book. Even though it's around 60 years old and a super famous movie was made from it, it still kept my total attention.
This book is infamous. This was the book that made the film that terrorised a whole generation in the Early 1960's. She was a fugitive, lost in a storm. That was when she saw the sign: motel - vacancy. The sign was unlit, the motel dark. She switched off the engine, and sat thinking, alone and fr...
Creeeeeeepy. Creeps upon creeps in this short book. I loved it, can see why others don't. Ed Gein (is that his name?), is who this is loosely based on. Nasty mo-fo, to be sure. Nevertheless, this was written in the 60s I think? Some differences in language, culture, daily life might hinder the...
Psycho is, in my opinion, one instance where the movie is definitely better than the book. I have seen the movie few years back, and it is one of my all time favourite. Now onto the book, it is well written and straightforward. This certainly makes it easy, fast read. I particularly like Norman’s po...
Readable book but really not that scary. It hurts that everyone already knows how this turns out. It is a classic and I finally got it placed in the read column!
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