Night-World

Night World Robert Bloch the creator of Psycho takes you into the inner recesses of the mind of a madman A man bent on revenge that comes out of the night grabbing its victims by the throat and giving no quart

  • Title: Night-World
  • Author: Robert Bloch
  • ISBN: 9780044901846
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • Robert Bloch, the creator of Psycho, takes you into the inner recesses of the mind of a madman A man bent on revenge that comes out of the night, grabbing its victims by the throat and giving no quarter From the moment Karen Raymond entered the sanatorium, she knew something was terribly wrong The doctors had been brutally murdered, the patients had escaped.Was she toRobert Bloch, the creator of Psycho, takes you into the inner recesses of the mind of a madman A man bent on revenge that comes out of the night, grabbing its victims by the throat and giving no quarter From the moment Karen Raymond entered the sanatorium, she knew something was terribly wrong The doctors had been brutally murdered, the patients had escaped.Was she to be the killers next victim

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    1. Robert Bloch's Night World is something I picked up used because I'm a fan of Bloch's Lovecraftian tales. Honestly, I had no clue what it was about when I nabbed it.Anyway, it begins with a working woman finding that her husband is about to be released from an insane asylum. She hits the road to pick him up and instead walks into the scene of some gruesome murders and a small sanatorium completely devoid of patients.The patients begin turning up in various areas, mostly dead. An unknown killer i [...]

    2. Excellent and neat little thriller about paranoia, fear, and trust in early '70s LA from one of the masters of both the hard-boiled and particularly the horror genre. Bloch is an author who knows his murderers and this one is a great little character study with just the right amount of foil (in Karen, the wife) and in the several ill-fated fellow inmates of the asylum where the main even takes place--all the other events spiraling outward across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area out from [...]

    3. I expected more from the author of Psycho. This read more like a TV movie or episode of Columbo than a genuine novel. That being said, it was a quick entertaining read.

    4. A fast-moving, entertaining book. The villain was interesting enough to warrant a lot more insight into him. But the book is short, easy to read in one sitting. It is quite outdated, even cliched, but I didn't mind too much.

    5. A fun little read from 1972. Bloch has an easy facility with narrative and an adroit sense of pacing (both skills, surely, having been developed during his decades of living off of the income of pulp stories). He also excels at suspense, such as in the scene with Edna Drexel:'Edna shook her head. Her eyes darted to the drawn drapes on the window. "He could be out there now," she whispered. A moment later, Louise heard the sound of the library door closing softly' (pg. 134). Most of all, however [...]

    6. A bit of a humdrum entry in the slasher genre that severely shows its age.From horror maestro Robert Bloch, author of Psycho, Night-World is a bit of a disappointment. The book, which was originally published in 1972, certainly starts off on the right track. Five patients stage an escape from an exclusive (and secretive) private sanitarium by murdering the doctors and staff. Before they go, the inmates destroy the asylum’s records – in the 70s it was all on paper, folks! -- obscuring their i [...]

    7. "Night World" is a decent enough page turner. The story isn't anything too special--five patients break out of an expensive rehab retreat, one of them a psychopathic murderer going after the others one by one--but Robert Bloch has a fun, fast-paced style.The heroine of the story isn't sure exactly what to believe about her husband. He went voluntarily to the clinic six months ago, and his wife is reluctant to say why. She won't tell the police she thinks her husband could be the killer among the [...]

    8. This was entertaining, classic book that I would recommend to anyone who likes crime/mystery. What I like about Robert's writing style is that it's very fast and easy to read. I respect his cleverness that he portrays through niche like lines. He doesn't waste too much time on backstory but enriches characters with plot points as he always keeps the story going forward. The murder scenes in this book are some of the best, especially for being done in roughly one paragraph each. Well done. Entert [...]

    9. 3.5 StarsThis was a very fast read. It read surprisingly cinematically, which lent it to being a fast read. It was not quite what I expected from the writer of Psycho. I figured there would be more suspense and thrills along the way. There were some twists and turns, and the ending gets top marks, but this book is just an average mystery novel, not the horror/suspense thriller it was billed to be. Still, a good, fast summer read.

    10. I honestly forgot that I was about to read this, until yesterday. So I just read it through the night.Nothing special, really. Perhaps it could go well as a movie, but as a book. It's a mediocre at best.

    11. As already said by other readers, it's a neat bookort and quick to read.To be honest this the first novel I read of this authorked it and triggered me to read others.

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