PSYCHO ROBERT BLOCH EBOOK
Read online or download for free graded reader ebook and audiobook Psycho by Robert Bloch of pre-intermediate level you can download in epub, mobi, fb2. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Psycho all came from Robert Bloch's book." -Alfred Hitchcock "Icily terrifying!" -The New York Times "Robert Bloch is one of the. Read "Psycho A Novel" by Robert Bloch available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. The story was all too real-indeed this.
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Robert Bloch's Psycho captivated a nation when it appeared in The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life. Shelves: horror, ebook, classics, read, buddy-read-susan, saw-the-movie. First published in Psycho, by Robert Bloch, 4, 52, Jan 27, PM. Buy the eBook Psycho by Robert Bloch online from Australia's leading online eBook store. Download eBooks from Booktopia today.
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He had murdered two woman and apparently exhumed grave sites regularly to showcase body parts.
He was even in the process of creating a woman's skin suit to resemble his mother so that he could literally "crawl into her skin. It makes this book and any other Gein inspired characters appear mild nod to Buffalo Bill. And now for a break in reading material. View all 5 comments.
May 20, Lou rated it it was amazing Shelves: A gripping story! If you've seen the movie this is better, you get that missing insight of being in Norman's mind. The story is a page-turner. Bloch is a good writer and has plotted the story well no sentence is wasted or boring. After reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter I thought I would try and get into rambling mind of a different kind of killer.
Bates is obsessed with his mother wants to be like her And wants her to be part of him. Some facts The novel "Psycho", written by Robert Bloch, was actually part of a series of pulp novels marketed in conjunction with the popular spooky radio show "Inner Sanctum". He then bought up as many copies of the novel as he could to keep the ending a secret. Only read below if you know the story. He was a transvestite schizophrenic, who in a blind range of jealousy killed his mother and her lover so that he could have his mother to himself.
In the end out of guilt he tried to revive his mother from dead having conversation with her skeleton and pretending she was alive until in his split personality she literally became part of him. He would become semi drunk and have and split where she became the driver and killed until he gained control again, then he would assume he just passed out asleep when she was in control.
He was reading into satanism and metaphysics which is probably where he got the idea that he could bring back his mother from the dead and decided to unearth her body from her grave hide spoiler ] Review Also here. View all 12 comments. First, it wasn't a scary as I thought it would be which is a very good thing for me, if you're wondering and secondly, I had foreseen everything that was going to happen at page 10 which, to be honest, is not as good.
This is, however, not the book's fault, as I see it: I believe this is the case of a classic that has become so classic we start to think of it as trite , which in origin it mustn't have been at all. It saddens me, obviously, but this phenomenon often occurs with works so great, First, it wasn't a scary as I thought it would be which is a very good thing for me, if you're wondering and secondly, I had foreseen everything that was going to happen at page 10 which, to be honest, is not as good.
It saddens me, obviously, but this phenomenon often occurs with works so great, and I can't say it caught me entirely unawares. So I blame it all to the passing of time and its effects, such as the immense fame it brought to this story. I still didn't really enjoy it. Horror is my "go to" genre, my bread and butter. Although more than 50 years have passed since the movie was made, Psycho remains at the top of the tree on my list of best horror flicks.
It's dated, certainly. Filmed in black and white, complete with melodramatic music and exaggerated close-ups, but it works beautifully by leaving something to the imagination. The book, written in , stands the proverbial test of time, as well. The poundin Horror is my "go to" genre, my bread and butter. The pounding comes, then the roaring, followed by blessed silence. For a little while, at least. What a trip it would have been to have read the book before seeing the movie.
But even with that ship having sailed decades ago, reading the novel was pure pleasure. View all 11 comments. Absolutely one of my favourite classic horror stories.
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I will not be posting a full review on my blog. I don't have a lot to say about it. Jan 01, Susanne rated it really liked it. What strikes me most about this book is: The 'bad girl' - bad because she had premarital sex - will die. The virgin will live. If you don't know these rules, you need to watch Scream.
Psycho the film actually opens in the bedroom, where our heroine is in her bra having just had sex with a man to whom she's not married. Norman Bates What strikes me most about this book is: Norman Bates never sees any of this, by the way. He operates under his own set of rules.
But the viewer knows what all she's done. In the book - and this isn't important in the book, so I don't think it's a spoiler - our heroine has NOT slept with her boyfriend. Wait for that to sink in. The whole kill-women-who-enjoy-their-sexuality thing is NOT in this book. In fact, the reader is treated to a very sympathetic look inside our heroine's brain. She's a nice girl who sacrificed her whole life for her family, is put in a difficult situation, and ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There isn't much gore in this book either. The movie may have ushered in "violence-porn" as a category, but the book is more about edge-of-your-seat thrills than blood.
One last note - the most competent character, when it comes to solving the crime, is a woman. I am forced to wonder what the film world would be like if the movie had stuck to the book in these respects. I am a huge fan of the tv show based off this book. I was obviously delusional because this book is bloody fabulous and heaps better than the show! Our minds can conjure up much more terrifying images than the big screen can ever bring to life!
Bloch has a stunning way of really making I am a huge fan of the tv show based off this book. Bloch has a stunning way of really making the characters and the story come to life, I felt like I was living the story as I was reading it. This is definitely a must read for any horror fan! View 1 comment. Nov 20, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: The 's a simpler more innocent time when a man could dress up as his dead mother and kill people.
Oh memories. Unless you live under a rock you know what Psycho is all about. The famous shower scene. I've seen the movie probably 40x I'm a Hitchcock fanatic but I had never read the book upon which the movie was based. I had watched a documentary about the man who inspired it Ed Gein, btw he was really psycho. I mean Mr.
Qui The 's a simpler more innocent time when a man could dress up as his dead mother and kill people. Quite the gruesome accomplishment. The movie follows the book almost exactly. With one big change the Norman Bates of the book is in his 40's and overweight. View all 6 comments. Other than Norman being a Tubby Trooper in the book instead of the Starved Stanchion he is in the movie and television series, I found no glaring differences between the Hitchcock film and the book.
I can't even say that the book is better than the movie. They are completely equal in my eyes. Now the sequels? I haven't a clue. I have not seen the later movies, nor have I read the follow-up novels Bloch published Psycho 2 and Psycho House. Now that I've tackled the first book, I feel comfortabl Other than Norman being a Tubby Trooper in the book instead of the Starved Stanchion he is in the movie and television series, I found no glaring differences between the Hitchcock film and the book.
Now that I've tackled the first book, I feel comfortable moving on. Just wanted to make sure there weren't any differences.
Paul Michael Garcia does a terrific job with the Blackstone Audiobook. I don't know if there are other versions out there, but I enjoyed PMG's performance. This one comes in at 5: Worth a try. In summation: A classic.
The big reveal gave me chills even though I knew it was coming. Recommended whether you've seen the movie or not. Final Judgment: A perfect argument for poor hygiene.
View all 8 comments. Oct 25, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: I've been meaning to get around to reading this defining work of horror for quite some time. In fact, SK recommended it to me within Danse Macabre , and I just knew that someday, somehow, I'd come back around to it. Of course, this book was already old when I read that SK book back in '89 and now I feel kinda foolish for putting off this classic so damn long.
What's my excuse? I thought the story would be kinda Out of date. Without tension.
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I really shouldn't listen to myself. Thi I've been meaning to get around to reading this defining work of horror for quite some time. This was a pretty damn tight thriller with very well drawn characters and all the proper reveals to love and enjoy. We all know the shower scene and we all know the BIG surprise of Norman and his mother's secret relationship. All told, perfect for October.
Anyone have any popcorn for the movie? View all 7 comments. Por conta disso, esse livro me surpreendeu bastante. Leitura muito, muito boa! Oct 29, Wayne Barrett rated it really liked it Shelves: What a great classic to read leading up to Halloween. And what better costume could you come up with than that of, my man, Norman Bates. Just put on dead moms dress, smear on some make-up and let's get crazy.
I think the book is very close to the movie version. Obviously you get a greater visual of the shower scene in the movie, but the book really put me more in the head of Norman and I could see the psycho in him much deeper than is revealed in the movie. Psycho is well written, short, and giv What a great classic to read leading up to Halloween. Psycho is well written, short, and gives a perfect excuse to avoid seedy hotels along deserted highways. Psycho is one of my all time favourite movies, so I was curious too see how close the movie which was adapted only a year after the book was release is.
Jun 09, K. Absolutely rated it liked it Recommended to K. Straightforward third-party alternating narrations. No wasted words. Memorable classic scenes that have the ability to stay in your mind for a long time. Who has not seen the movie? Who does not remember the shower scene? The house on the hill behind the hotel? The old woman sitting on a rocking chair by the window? This is a classic crime book featuring the popular serial killer called Norman Bates.
This book may not be the pioneer in this genre but the English film director a Well-written.
This book may not be the pioneer in this genre but the English film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock immortalized this via his film. I was born in but I only saw that popular movie adaptation a decade ago. I was a father then and already in my late 30's so it failed to scare me.
Same as this book. I did not feel anything. I was hoping that the narrative and the dialogues would scare me just like the time that I finally read Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs 4 stars. I liked that Oscar-award winning movie but I thought I missed some of the dialogues because Anthony Hopkins had to lower his voice and make his lines sleazy to achieve the scary effect.
So, when I was reading the book, that was the time that I finally appreciated the exact verbal tussles between Dr. Lectern and Clarisse so it was only then that I felt the depth of the situation and the psychological content of what they said to each other. That only-now appreciation was absent while reading this novel because Hitchcock's dialogues in the movie were spoken very clearly. When I was still single and a young man, I used to like this kind of scary stories.
However, when I became a father of a little girl who, like most of young kids, was afraid of the dark, I had to forget about my own ghosts just to show her that there was nothing to be afraid of when you happened to be in a dark room. Also, during that time that I still liked this kind of stories, I saw a lot of movies that were Psycho copy cats. Be it about a serial killer, a lunatic preserving dead people or somebody who has multiple personalities, I'd seen too many variants of those on the silver screen that I thought I was already immune when I reached the midpoint of my life.
However, I do not regret buying and reading this book. It is still nice to know that the now-classic movie and many of its copycats came from this classic crime book.
It is also nice to brag to my friends that I read the classic book instead of just saying that I watched that classic movie. Some of my friends here in Goodreads say that the book is better than the movie but there are more who say the other way around.
Oct 30, Denisse rated it really liked it. Something about the writing is so very…well, psycho. It has a great inside-killer POV and a perfect pace, the last chapter is pure psychological gold. Special for psycho-thrillers fans and I would suggest reading the novel if you like the movie; youll definitely pay more attention to certain details. At the end Psycho is a great thriller book, it might have b 4. At the end Psycho is a great thriller book, it might have become the great hit thanks to its adaptation, but Hitchcock respected the source material like a king.
Un gran trabajo. I loved this book! Straight out of the real serial killer zone, but I forget which one, Norman is a real creeper. Sep 10, Quentin Wallace rated it it was amazing. If you ask the average person who wrote Psycho, they will probably say Alfred Hitchcock. But we here at Goodreads know better. The book and movie were released very close together, and the subject matter was really strong for the time. I think the book and movie are probably equally as good, but the movie really went on to greater acclaim due to the direction of Hitchcock.
I think almost a If you ask the average person who wrote Psycho, they will probably say Alfred Hitchcock. I think almost anyone who saw the movie after its original release or read the book after the movie as well already knew the twist ending, but if you take a second and think about reading this book without knowing the ending, it takes the book to a whole I originally gave the book 4 stars, but that was because I knew the story before I read it.
When you add in the surprise ending, it does add a star.
Robert Bloch is writer who both fit into the grouping of the Weird authors such as Lovecraft, but his career was lengthy enough he could also be grouped with more modern authors such as Stephen King.
There aren't many that can fit into both groups, so I always thought this made him unique. I won't go any deeper into the storyline since I think we either all know it by now, but I would recommend this book to any fan of horror or suspense. Even if you have seen the movie, read the book. It's not a lengthy book and can be read in one or two sittings, so if this is one you've had on your reading list, I say go ahead and read it, you won't be disappointed!
Psycho felt like the perfect autumnal Halloween-month read. I'm a big fan of the Hitchcock film adaptation, and I always wanted to read this, so was excited to see it on display in my local library.
Bloch's original novel is a quick read, despite having a not so fast-paced plot, and really allows you to get into the head of not only Mary Crane, but of Norman Bates as well.
Norman's chapters were absolutely fascinating, and I loved seeing the constant narrative through his mind twisting and turni Psycho felt like the perfect autumnal Halloween-month read.
Norman's chapters were absolutely fascinating, and I loved seeing the constant narrative through his mind twisting and turning as events unfolded. I thoroughly enjoyed this read, despite the fact that I knew everything that was going to happen. At times I did catch myself wondering if I would have been able to work out certain plot elements from the story alone, with no prior knowledge, but honestly I think Bloch would have kept me hanging.
He uses so much misdirection that even as I was following the plot and really analysing certain sections, I could still see how as an author he'd be able to whip the rug out from under a reader's feet. The story doesn't have all that much to it, but the writing always felt succinct enough that the plot kept moving along, even at its slow pace. And those constant cliffhanger endings on most of the chapters Aug 23, Annerlee rated it really liked it Shelves: Loved it!
May 04, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: Hitchcock's adaptation of this book is a horror classic, and is one that is so iconic that it's part of common knowledge, regardless of whether the movie has actually been seen by the person holding an imaginary knife and screeching "Ree! Don't look at me like that. I have seen the movie, though it was years ago. And so, going into the book with the foreknowledge of the plot and the twist, I was able to focus on the writing and the technique along wit Hitchcock's adaptation of this book is a horror classic, and is one that is so iconic that it's part of common knowledge, regardless of whether the movie has actually been seen by the person holding an imaginary knife and screeching "Ree!
And so, going into the book with the foreknowledge of the plot and the twist, I was able to focus on the writing and the technique along with the story. That's not usually something that I am consciously aware of unless the technique and writing are so atrociously bad that they practically scream at me to look how bad they are.Angela Marsons.
Lectern and Clarisse so it was only then that I felt the depth of the situation and the psychological content of what they said to each other. Remove From Wishlist Cancel. No Yes. Download epub epub mobi fb2 rtf txt. The book and the movie are definitely different animals. Since stuff gets lost in translation from book to movie, a lot of it was still surprising.
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