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Psycho
Psycho | Robert Bloch
Marion is lost on a dark and lonely road; she's tired and hungry and afraid. She thinks she's dreaming when she sees a motel sign shining in the darkness: Bates Motel. But for Marion the nightmare is just beginning ... To most people Psycho needs no introduction, but although Alfred Hitchcock's film was largely faithful to the book, in the novel itself you will find a story more nuanced and - if possible - even darker.
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Jadams1776
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Watched this classic on the plane for +6.

#TeamHendrix #Scarathlon2021

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DavidDiamond
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Having seen the film countless times, this was the first time I've read the book and it still managed to be unsettling! The film is quite faithful to book except for the fact that the description of Norman Bates had me thinking more of Philip Seymour Hoffman than of Anthony Perkins. I was also surprised to see that Hitchcock changed the setting of the book from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area(where I grew up) to Phoenix, AZ.
#halloweenreads #Scarathalon

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DavidDiamond
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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“You aren't allowed to smoke. You aren't allowed to drink. You aren't allowed to see any girls. Just what do you do, besides run the motel and attend to your mother?“

“Oh, I've got lots of things to do, really.
I read quite a lot.
And there are other hobbies.“

Cathythoughts Loved the movie ! Stacking the book 😁👍🏻 2mo
DavidDiamond @Cathythoughts You made Mother happy! 😜 2mo
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Cazxxx
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Just wanted to share the best bookmark ever with you 😃

IuliaC Niceee 😁 7mo
Caroline2 Awesome 😎 7mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser 😂😂😎 7mo
Mavey Love it!😂😉 7mo
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Addison_Reads
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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#SpringSentiments Day 8, #Hoodwinked @Eggs

On the surface Norman seemed "normal." ?

vivastory Is the book worthwhile? 8mo
Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 8mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory I read it for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. I think you'd like it. 8mo
vivastory Cool. I'll check it out! 8mo
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Naz786
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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⭐⭐⭐/5

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One_With_Books
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Well, the book was an extremely fast read, which I liked. I do wish however, that the book had more murders and more crazy twists like they did for the show. The show, in my opinion, was better and well thought out. The book was still a pretty good read and I enjoyed it.

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One_With_Books
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Now that it‘s finally come in the mail, I‘m starting this bad boy! I LOVED the show based off of this book, Bates Motel. I learned a long time ago to watch the stuff before the books since the books are always better and I won‘t be saying they ruined it (the movie/show) the entire time 😅

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Addison_Reads
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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I've always loved this movie, but never read the book. I was really impressed that knowing the movie so well that I still enjoyed reading this one. Although I knew what to expect, the writing is extremely well done and I became caught up in the story so much that at times I forgot I knew the outcome.

#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious (6pts)
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

StayCurious Ooh, I'll have to check this one out - I love the movie. 14mo
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kamoorephoto
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Please don‘t argue with me on this: Psycho is one of the best movies ever made. Not just one of the best horror movies, unless you want to argue it‘s a psychological thriller or a mystery.
This scene alone changed the course of movie-making, and Hitchcock took a big gamble with technique, a new genre, and he shocked movie-goers the world over.
I can‘t help but watch it every October (sometimes twice).
+6 points / 5 💀
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

Clwojick I‘m ashamed to say I still haven‘t seen it 😱 14mo
kamoorephoto @Clwojick What is this blasphemy??!! You haven‘t seen ‘Psycho‘?? Do you not like Hitchcock? B&W movies? You‘ve seen ‘The Birds‘, right? 14mo
Clwojick Hah. No I havent 14mo
kamoorephoto @Clwojick Your Halloween homework from me is to watch those!! You must! 🤦🏻‍♀️🔪 14mo
Clwojick If they‘re on Netflix or YouTube I definitely will! 14mo
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Jari-chan
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Book Nr 6 off my #BookSpinBingo board

A great novel for Halloween season! Fluently to read and I admit that the movie adapted it very good. For Hitchcock fans this book is a good addition to the movie.

Especially the insights into Normans thoughts are impressive and go very deep into his psyche.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Jari-chan
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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And here's my stats of the #TBRCrewBingo as well. Wonder if I'll make it to a Bingo - we'll see 😅

#TBRCrew

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Gina
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Ummmmm... yes please!

tpixie Cool! 1y
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Night_Reader
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Pickpick

5/5 🌟

Classic!

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executivespooky
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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The semester is finally over and although research never ends, I'll finally have time to read without class work

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Marmie7
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Worder
Psycho | Robert Bloch

This is one of the best mysteries I've ever read. It is very compact in its writing. There are no wasted words in it. There is not too much plot. There is no - nor a need for - filler. It even has a slight mystery at the end. With apologies for an odd way to put it - odd though being just right for a Robert Bloch mystery - it is exactly the right size. His language use is perfect as well. Robert Bloch earned his rep. He wrote quite well.

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RamsFan1963
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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"Despite My Ghoulish Reputation, I Really Have The Heart Of A Small Boy. I Keep It In A Jar On My Desk." - Robert Bloch

#QuotsyOct19 #Ghoul

@TK-421

LauraJ Great quote! 2y
Cathythoughts Yikes 😬😳 2y
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Kimberlone
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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First movie watched for #Scarathlon! Hulu coming through with this documentary about Alfred Hitchcock‘s Psycho. Not one of my favorite Hitchcock films, but very interested to learn more about this movie. Check it out - 78/52: Hitchcock‘s Shower Scene (features lots of interviews with famous actors and directors).

#teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Oh cool!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2y
Kimberlone @TheReadingMermaid it is really well done! Recommend! 2y
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ozma.of.oz
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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📕 Psycho by Robert Bloch
🎬 Psycho
🎧 every Disney song I‘ve ever sung in the shower 😂

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 2y
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TheEllieMo
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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The Bates Motel is quite a #PerilousPlace....

#AugustABC #Eggs

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Bookzombie
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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I‘m not sure what I would do without audiobooks. I enjoyed listening to all six of the books pictured above.

Reggie Was anyone a standout? 2y
Bookzombie @Reggie The outside 5 are all series I‘m either in the middle of or just started. I really enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper, but Psycho probably stands out the most. Hitchcock adapted the book well, but even though I knew the story I was drawn in. 2y
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks for asking. I should have written something on each book. 🙂 2y
Reggie Definitely, I only say this as someone who reads books and then finds no reviews or videos about them cause they‘re not the top 25 or buzz books. 2y
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Clwojick
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Since I‘ve been excited by all things Halloween and fall these past few weeks, this has been my current go-to bookmark.🖤

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BookishRedhead
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Quick, creepy read.
You could almost feel sorry for Norman.
Classic!

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rohit-sawant
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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"She was sittin' on a bench, Mama
Thinking up a game to play
Seems I was holding a wrench, Mama
Then my mind just walked away."

- From Leon Payne's delightfully disturbing song sung by by Neil Gaiman with Amanda Palmer playing the ukulele.
Check out the video here!
https://youtu.be/Nm4VVLbqN9Q
#WhereIsMyMind (Featured in Fight Club)
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen

gradcat Does Neil Gaiman also 🎤 🎶? 😂 3y
Leniverse Omg! Thank you! 3y
rohit-sawant @gradcat I wish he did it often! I'm pretty sure he can also secretly talk to cats and knows what different months taste like 😄🧙🏻‍♂️🖤 3y
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rohit-sawant @Leniverse My pleasure! 🙌🏼 3y
Cinfhen Cool!!! 3y
gradcat @rohit-sawant You are so funny, plus you really know how to turn a phrase—well said! And, what can Gaiman NOT do, pray tell?! 😂 3y
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Gina
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Alfred Hitchcock in drag 1960. The interwebs are not failing me today. This is gold!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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📚 The Hot Zone or, more recently Dark Matter
🎥 Fight Club or watching Psycho (on TV) in a house by myself when I was in high school
🎤 In a Gadda Davida, because it is also mind-numbing and ridiculous

#manicmonday #emojimadness @JoScho

TheBookHippie That song!!!!!! 3y
JoScho Dark Matter! 🤯🧡 3y
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Eggbeater
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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1. It by Stephen King
2. All of the Harry Potter books, that is my go-to comfort series
3.Litsy, Goodreads, and handwritten journal
4. My bathtub after I dyed my hair red. I took a picture because it looks like the shower scene from Psycho.
5. @MidnightBookGirl
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

tammysue Haha definitely looks like that shower scene!! 😆😂 but uh oh I hope it comes out. 3y
Eggs Good one ☝️ 3y
MidnightBookGirl Lol, I would ask if a certain somebody in your house has been seen since you snapped this picture, but I honestly don't care enough about him to be concerned. ;) 3y
Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl 😂I take a solemn oath on Harry Potter, it is really just red hair dye 😂 3y
MidnightBookGirl @eggbeater 🧙‍♀️ 3y
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Gina
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Jamie Leigh Curtis taking a selfie with the Psycho house in memory of her mother's iconic film.

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Gina
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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A bit of Americana hanging out at Piccadilly Square. That's got to turn a few heads...

https://www.facebook.com/103921782727/posts/10157129860477728/

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KatieanneF
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Absolutely loved!! Perfectly executed with a great foundation for Norman Bates‘ character and his mother. Excellently creepy!
“If I told them what you did, mother, you‘d be in a home for The criminally insane!”
“Yes. Yes, that‘s probably where I‘d be...but I wouldn‘t be there alone.”
#horror #psycho

tammysue Great quote! 🖤🖤🖤 3y
Freespirit Creepy!! 3y
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KatieanneF
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Admittedly had no idea this movie was adapted from a novel until very recently, but it turns out the source material is GREAT! I read half the book yesterday. It dives a little deeper into the psychology of Norman Bates and to power his mother has over him. #psycho #horror

dariazeoli I didn‘t know this, either! 3y
KatieanneF @dariazeoli it‘s so good!! If you like the movie, I HIGHLY recommend the book! 3y
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Orpheuswaking
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Halloween Horror Quotes

LauraJ 😈 3y
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JenlovesJT47
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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📚Book - Psycho
🖋Author - Francine Pascal (thanks for my childhood!)
🎞Movie - Psycho, Pride and Prejudice (2005), Picnic (1955)
📺TV show - Popular (anyone watch this show in the late 90s/early 2000s?)
🍝Food - pasta (all kinds, but spaghetti carbonara is my favorite!)😋

#ManicMonday
#LetterP

JoScho 💜🧡💜 3y
inthegreensandblues I remember Popular! 3y
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amb
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Of course I knew what was going to happen, I was familiar with the movie and watched the series. However, this book was just different enough to keep me wondering. I was intrigued that Hitchcock had bought up all copies of it before he made his movie, so as not to spoil the ending. I can‘t quite put my finger on it, but the book seemed to have a different tone. Overall I enjoyed it and it was a super quick listen at 5ish hrs

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Gina
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Next up on my marathon of thrillers! I love October♡♡♡

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m.galehuxley
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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I‘m experiencing a bit of a book hangover after finishing Killing Commendatore, but I‘m looking forward to finally reading Psycho.

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Reviewsbylola
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Based on the true story of notorious killer Ed Gein, Psycho is well known for its film adaption by Alfred Hitchcock.

I‘ve yet to read this but I am hoping to get to it this month!

#octoberxfiles #psychokiller

Robothugs Good choice!! 3y
Bookzombie How did I not know this was based on a true killer?! 3y
Cinfhen Is that your TBR box??? WhT other books u got in there???? 3y
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Reviewsbylola It is, but just TBR books that need to be read soon. Mostly library books (Three Things About Elsie, Hex, From Here to Eternity, Pet Semetary, Slade House, and and Reasons to Stay Alive) and also Heartland because I‘m seeing that author next month! @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen I tried Slade House, couldn‘t get into it...not familiar with (edited) 3y
Reviewsbylola I‘m using that one for #booked2018 #MCover70 @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen I like that your choice hasn‘t been used before 👍🏻❤️ 3y
Mdargusch This sounds good. I will wait for you to review it. 3y
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LeahBergen
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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I was decorating the guest bathroom. Too much, you think? 😂😂

#MovieAdaptation
#31BookPics

Leftcoastzen 👌😂 3y
Megabooks 👏🏻🤣🤣 3y
mabell Sooooo you are welcoming visitors? Or discouraging them? 😂😂 3y
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Kalalalatja Ha! 😂 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Yikes! 😂 I hope there is a shower curtain 👌 3y
Susannah This is awesome. May all your guests have a sense of humor and love of baths (rather than showers). 🤣 3y
ju.ca.no Perfect😂 3y
Rissreads Love it! 3y
TrishB We would all appreciate it 😁 3y
Cathythoughts Yikes 😂 3y
BarbaraBB Perfect 😂😂 3y
JennyM I think it‘s great! X 3y
saresmoore As a guest, seeing this would send me two messages: 1. These friends are your kind of weird. 2. Don‘t overstay your welcome. 3y
MayJasper So funny. Go for it ❗ 3y
Well-ReadNeck 🤣🙌🏼 3y
rohit-sawant This is awesome! 😂 3y
zzz 🤣🤣that is perfect! Definitely leave it! 3y
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg! I love it! It's perfection. 🤣👌🏼🚿🔪 3y
BiblioLitten 😂😅 3y
emilyhaldi No way!!! 👌🏻 3y
rubyslippersreads Mother would approve. 😂 3y
mrp27 Ha, love it! 3y
Reggie Lololol 3y
DeborahSmall I love it 😂 3y
Reviewsbylola I want that whole set up!! 3y
Suet624 Perfect 3y
readordierachel 😂😂😂 3y
Mitch Love it! 3y
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jmofo
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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1. Thriller? I like some of each but can‘t abide a lot of horror.
2. Any and all the pies
3. Sure. Both are fun.
4. Neither, thank you. But I do love some autumnal stargazing and cozy hot drinks.
5. Psycho. Anthony Perkins was beyond amazing in that film, although I love me some Max von Sydow
6. Thanks for the tag @Trashcanman
@JenlovesJT47 #TuesdayTidBits #ThisOrThat

jmofo Thanks for the tag @GingerAntics ! 🍂 3y
GingerAntics So both movies are good then? 3y
jmofo I like them both, but they are different. Honestly, though, without my dear Max, I don‘t know how interesting it would be to me as there is little purchase for me when it comes to exorcism stories. Psycho has its flaws but I love it dearly. @GingerAntics (edited) 3y
JenlovesJT47 Anthony Perkins is so amazing in Psycho!! 🧡🧡🧡 3y
jmofo @JenlovesJT47 He is impeccable. I am still transfixed whenever I see him on the screen in Psycho and I have seen it so many times! 🖤💜 It‘s nice to know you appreciate him as well! 3y
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JenlovesJT47
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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#TuesdayTidbits #ThisOrThat Fall edition!
1. I love both but seem to finish thrillers faster😱
2. Pumpkin! 🎃🥧
3. I love me some sparkly vampires 🧛🏻‍♂️😉
4. Haunted house all the way!
5. Psycho (book, movie and Bates Motel are all amazing!)
6. @Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe @Betty @Pamwurtzler @cobwebmoth @TK421 @tournevis @Gissy @maich @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MaleficentBookDragon @GrilledCheeseSamurai and anyone else who wants to join!

🍂🎃🍂

tournevis 👋👋👋 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag 🖤🖤 3y
MrBook Aww, you tagged me. ☺️🤗 3y
SilversReviews I LOVE this photo...fun playing too. 3y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 love the pic! 🎃🎃🧡💛 3y
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Gina
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Mansion from the movie Psycho... hello October it's time for a good scare...

Tamra There is something particularly creepy with the swing set in the foreground. 😧 3y
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sahilbert
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Wonderfully creepy. Would read again. Creepier than the movie and tv show honestly.

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ViaggiatricePigra
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Beh, tutti, anche se non hanno visto il film omonimo, né letto questo libro, hanno una vaga idea di che storia sia. Dopo tutto, la scena della doccia è immortale, nella storia del cinema.
L'ho divorato in un paio d'orette [...] mi ha regalato un bel viaggio, dentro al Bates Motel e fra le mura della casa di Norman.
Continua: https://viaggiatricepigra.blogspot.com/2018/08/opinione-psycho-di-robert-bloch.h...

MStew 😃 3y
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Victoriahoperose
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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I definitely enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and very interesting. I love the movie and find the deeper story really interesting. I thought this was a true story? Maybe I bought the wrong book? Not sure. But still very good.

IamIamIam I was impressed too, especially when you think about what year it was published! 👍👍👍 3y
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IamIamIam
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That was fun!!!! So unexpected for a book written in the late 50s but Hitch did a great job of adapting it. If you've seen the film, it's not far off from the novel. If you're a fan, this is worth reading & it's fairly short!
#litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia #almostthere

AmyG I didn‘t even know this was a book. 😳 3y
IamIamIam @AmyG I didn't either until my husband bought this and the 2nd one!!! 👍👍👍 3y
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HerlockSholmes
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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It goes without saying really, as this book already has 100% positive ratings xD However for those that haven't read it, there is so much power in such a short novel! The way in which you can truly enter the confused mind of Norman Bates in so few words is a true gift that Bloch gives the reader! 10/10 ✨#psycho #normanbates

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