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While all the major elements found in the film 'Psycho' are also in Robert Bloch's original novel I found the book to be relatively poorly written. Great premise with a not-so-good execution. For much better psychological/criminal character studies I recommend 'The Killer Inside Me' by Jim Thompson, or one of the many early works of Patricia Highsmith. Robert Bloch simply doesn't have the same literary strength, and the characterizations are fairly thin.
However it is very interesting to note key differences between the film and the book, and so I believe fans of Hitchcock's film will enjoy reading Robert Bloch's novel. At least it's a short read, the perfect sort of book to carry on business trip.
Bottom line: the book that spawned Norman Bates. Somewhat disappointing but most will find some reading enjoyment from it.
Come on, everyone knows Norman Bates!
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Delivered with standard delivery in only 2 days! Price was great and can't wait to read it. It's a must have for a lover of the psycho seriesPublished 21 months ago by Hltmom
I was intensely dissappointed with this product. Nowhere on the page does it say that this particular version of Psycho is NOT the one written by Robert Bloch, but is in fact... Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2007 by Alex Bergen
This is a really cool book about a crazy gut who thinks he is his dead mother some times. It's a cool book. Shower seanne is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Published on April 30 2004 by Lauren B. Floss
I bought this book to see how close the film was to the original story. In fact it was a very faithful interpretation, so there was absolutely no surprises.
One plus. Read more
My recently-purchased copy of Robert Bloch's PSYCHO features a cover photograph of Janet Leigh screaming and a quote from film director Alfred Hitchcock: "PSYCHO all came from... Read morePublished on July 4 2003 by Gary F. Taylor
it is certainly not my fault this is considered a classic. horror. thriller. not great, but good, either way. simple plot. superficial descriptions. Read morePublished on April 8 2003 by jan erik storebø
I've always wanted to read this book ever since I saw Hitchcock's famous thriller movie that created the slasher film genre (true fact!). Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2002 by Dallas H.
Like my title says and I thought the movie was better,mostly because I expected what Norman Bates looked like on screen and in the book,he's totally different. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2002 by S. Schofield
Some people say the movie was better, some people say the book was better. I'd say in terms of quality, they're about equal. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2002 by Sara Howard