Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review - Psycho by Robert Bloch

Book Summary

It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates Motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night.

Her room was musty but clean and the plumbing worked. Norman Bates, the manager, seemed nice, if a little odd....

My Review - 5 Tea Time Perfection

A horrifying classic, I loved it.  No bows and whistles, just the gore, right in your face and a little messing with your head also.

Psycho is a great story about Norman Bates, the hotel's landlord.  Everyone thinks his weird but not enough to stay away, which of course they should.  Weird is how they describe him but Psycho truly is what he is.  The story is told from Norman's point of view which actually makes it more disturbing.

I enjoyed getting a glimpse of the other characters in the book, everything was put together nicely in this short psychological horror. 

If you have stayed in a motel before you may never again after reading this (scary hahahahaha)

I must go watch the movie now, I don't know how I haven't since I love a great horror. 

I read this one after reading Natalie's review, Coffee and a Book Chick

This is the 2nd recommendation I have loved from her.


  1. Is this the book the movie was based on? It may be too creepy for me - that movie is probably the scariest I've ever seen.

  2. You must definitely watch the movie - classic horror and very scary!

  3. Definitely a classic - both the book and the movie. To me, they're very separate from each other as they both have specific unique qualities about them. But this is for sure a must-read for any reader out there, I think.

  4. Omg! So this is the book, the movie is based on? Now I can definitely never read the book, being a coward lol. I could not even watch the movie completely.

  5. Have never watched the movie and haven't read the book. May have to do that now!

  6. Thanks Marce for reminding me to read this. I have only seen the movie. It will be a nice addition to my list:)

  7. I've never read the book or watched the movie. Maybe I should-- hmmm....

  8. The movie is one of my favorites!!! Not sure about the book, but you must see the movie, the original!

  9. I love horror. I've been wanting to read this one for a long time. And a rating of 5 - WOWie!

  10. Oh my, if you haven't seen the movie, do watch it! All Hitchcock movies are suspenseful, some are downright thrillers! This one was so famous in its time, and justifiably so, Rae

  11. *blushing* I totally missed when you posted this last summer, I'm so sorry! I'm so thrilled that you loved this one, too and thought that it perfectly captured that creepy and sinister manner of Norman!


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