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 manager seemed nice, if a little odd.
This classic horror novel, which inspired the famous film by Alfred Hitchcock, has been thrilling people for 50 years. It introduced one of the most unexpectedly twisted villains of all time in Norman Bates, the reserved motel manager with a mother complex, and has been called the "first psychoanalytic thriller".
"Icily terrifying!" (New York Times)
"A terribly chilling tale." (Bestsellers)
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- R A H Thomas
I listened to this after binging Bates Motel and rewatching the Hitchcock Movie. I can't believe how closely Hitchcock stuck to the book. Sure he chose to focus a bit more on Marion (Mary in the book), Norman is older in the book and a couple of locations were changed but otherwise Hitchcock was very faithful. So why bother with the book? Because it can take you inside the head of these characters and flesh out the things you know! At only 5.5 hours I got through this book in just a few sessions.