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.
Finally Friday 13th, so why not review on of the classic books in horror field today. Psycho is one of the greatest books out there. Psycho is a MUST READ classic, from 1959. This book was written long ago, but not let this change your mind about this book because it is much better you think.
In this book we have perspectives from multiple characters, which makes this story more interesting than it would be if we had only one or two perspectives.
The main character Norman is just wow, I guess that I don’t have to explain him because most of you guys probably knows a lot about him. There are a lot of red flags with him. Norman as a main character is so brilliant, throughout this whole book we believe that he is doing bad thing to protect his mother. But as the end is closer and closer, we see that in fact his mother maybe isn’t the bad guy after all.
Throughout this whole book we are lead to believe that Norman wouldn’t harm anyone not even a Mosquito or could he? Norman is so complexed that it is hard to even describe him.
The end of this book brings an amazing twist to the whole story. We actually get clues and clues and hints throughout this whole book about the twist but most of the time we go like “no, it can’t be true”. This twist actually brings a lot to the story and it wouldn’t be the same without it.
The writing style is classy and amazing. Writing style defiantly sets the mood for the whole story and it gives us a creepy vibe.
This book isn’t scary, it is rather interesting and its one of the best thriller / mystery book out there.
If you are afraid of staying at motel rooms, this book will not help you with that fear.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that this book and Norman Bates was inspired by a murder and criminal who was arrested in 1957. This criminal and murder was Ed Gein.
I give this book 5 / 5