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Norman Bates (and his mother) run the Bates Motel by an isolated road side. Norman has a particular interest in taxidermy. Alfred Hitchcock directed the Hollywood film, starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
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Robert Bloch is the author of the classic horror novel, Psycho, which served as the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's thrilling film of the same name. At the urging of H. P. Lovecraft, Bloch began writing short fiction in the 1930s; his first short novel, The Scarf, was published in 1947. In 1959, the year Psycho was published, Bloch won the Hugo Award for a short story and began to write for television and film, starting with "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"-a job he earned before the film version of Psycho had completed shooting!
Bloch also worked on "Thriller," a TV series hosted by Boris Karloff, twice collaborated with famed filmmaker William Castle, and wrote three episodes of the original "Star Trek" television series. In addition to this work, Bloch continued to write chilling and perceptive short stories and novels, including Firebug, American Gothic, Psycho II, and The Night of the Ripper.
Bloch's "unauthorized" autobiography, Once Around the Bloch, was his last major work. Robert Bloch died in 1994 after a long bout with cancer.
"Psycho all came from Robert Bloch's book." -Alfred Hitchcock
"Icily terrifying!" -The New York Times
"Robert Bloch is one of the all-time masters." -Peter Straub
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Book Description Robert Hale Ltd, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in an unclipped dustjacket on which the spine title has faded slightly. Two of the corners of the leading edges of the dustjacket are creased, else fine, and appears little used, probably unread. A reprint with a different dustjacket design to the British first - this one is based on the shower scene in the Hitchcock film. Seller Inventory # 62675
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR000983394
Book Description AWARD BOOKS, 1975. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0709150652-2-4