Psycho by Robert Bloch Review

Psycho

Horror has always been a favorite genre of mine. It’s been a while since I picked up a horror novel that I loved, so I decided to give this classic a try.

On a dark, stormy night, Mary Crane, checked into The Bates Motel. She was exhausted, lost, and needed to rest. The room was nothing fancy, but it had a hot shower and a bed. The manager, Norman Bates, seemed a bit odd, but she was only staying one night. What could go wrong?

There is a reason that Psycho is a classic. It was creepy and horrifying. The ending creeped me out the most because it took a different direction that I expected. Part of the twist I was able to see coming. I have heard countless people discussing this one so I had an idea of what was going to happen going into it.

Psycho was published in 1959 and the creep factor is still relevant today. My only little, tiny complaint is that the characters were not more developed. I am not taking away from my rating because of this though. I don’t necessarily need a lot of character development to enjoy a horror novel. But it would have been nice to see a little bit more.

Psycho is a very short novel, so it is great if you need to catch up on your reading goals. Especially since we are getting close to the halfway point of 2020. I recommend this to anyone who loves horror it’s always fun to sit down and read such an iconic book.

My Rating: 4/5

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