Psycho

Robert Bloch (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
May 25, 2010
Pages
175
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.5 X 7.8 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781590203354

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About the Author

Robert Albert Bloch (1917 - 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. His fondness for a pun is evident in the titles of his story collections such as Tales in a Jugular Vein, Such Stuff as Screams Are Made Of and Out of the Mouths of Graves. Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle. H. P. Lovecraft was Bloch's mentor and one of the first to seriously encourage his talent. However, while Bloch started his career by emulating Lovecraft and his brand of cosmic horror, he later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach. Bloch was a contributor to pulp magazines such as Weird Tales in his early career and was also a prolific screenwriter and a major contributor to science fiction fanzines and fandom in general. He won the Hugo Award (for his story That Hell-Bound Train), the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He served a term as president of the Mystery Writers of America (1970) and was a member of that organisation and of Science Fiction Writers of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Count Dracula Society. In 2008, The Library of America selected Bloch's essay The Shambles of Ed Gein (1962) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American true crime.

Reviews

""Psycho" all came from Robert Bloch''s book." -Alfred Hitchcock

"Icily terrifying!" -"The New York Times"

"Robert Bloch is one of the all-time masters." -Peter Straub


""Psycho" all came from Robert Bloch's book." -Alfred Hitchcock
"Icily terrifying!" -"The New York Times"
"Robert Bloch is one of the all-time masters." -Peter Straub