Book reviews

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.

Will The Real Norman Bates Please Stab Up?

Psycho by Robert Bloch

Most of us are familiar with Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic suspense film about a timid serial killer who “wouldn’t hurt a fly,” but have you ever read Robert Bloch’s dark novel which inspired the legendary screen gem?

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality Boy

In A.S. King’s addictive new book Reality Boy, Gerald Faust and his family have to live with the aftermath of their time on the fake reality show, Network Nanny.

Staff Picks: The Halloween Edition

Sharp Teeth

Looking for some chills and thrills this month? We have some suggestions for you! Our staff here at The Kansas City Public Library has picked some of their Halloween favorites.

The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams is, by any reckoning, a peculiar autobiography. It is written in the 3rd person, and Adams fails to include every major event of his life in his work, leaving out twenty whole years, years that included his entire marriage and his wife’s suicide.

The President is a Sick Man by Matthew Alpeo

The President is a Sick Man by Matthew Alpeo

How much information should the public know about a President's health? Should they know if they undergo major surgery? One American leader worked to keep his illness hidden from public view.

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