When the Bates Motel loomed up out of the storm, Mary Craine thought it was her salvation. The rooms were musty but clean, and the manager, Norman Bates, seemed like a nice enough fellow, if a little strange... .
Then Mary met Norman's mother. And the butcher knife.
The nightmare had just begun... ....Continua
When my eyes fell on this book in the library, I just had to pick it up. Though I had seen the movie Psycho, I wanted to see how the author had created the original story. Psycho is written by a guy named Robert Bloch. The well known story goes like this - Norman Bates and his mother leave alone beside a desolate highway. They run a motel. When a pretty girl turns up, his mother murders her. When the guy investigating into the murder comes, Bates' mother again kills him. Why is she doing this? Why cannot Bates stop her? What are the secrets Bates is hiding?
The book is very thin, barely 125 pages. It's a real thriller and a very fast read. One advantage of the book over the movie is that the reader can look into the mind of Bates here, whereas in the movie it is not possible this well. You might really relish the book if you have not seen the movie. I recommend the book to everyone since it is such a short read, anybody should be able to find enough time to read it....Continua