The price of this book is unreal- you're better off having your library order it for you to borrow- it cost me ten dollars and l finally got to read it. Its very, very detailed, the nights at spahn's ranch and barker's ranch- you get the feeling of actually being there. Paul recalls alot of the experiences which we are all so curious about. what you have to keep in mind is that this is only HIS drug influenced perspective and not necessarily the facts as they were in reality. Paul Watkins wasnt even really close with charlie, he was more on the outskirts of the "family", he certainly wasnt in on everything. He never even had knowledge of the shooting of Crowe! (which makes me understand why Paul himself truly believed that a race war was the motive) Paul believes what he is saying in this book, Im not suggesting he is lying, Im just saying he simply didnt have the information of what was really going on in the core of the group- because he was never in the core of the group. He was just hiding out in paranoia tripping on drugs while charlie had fun scaring them and ranting about race wars etc. The one commenter claims paul was found credible, well, he was found credible by the same people who believe all these ridiculous theories the media and prosecutor pushed to the public about race wars and black magic and revenge for a failed music career. People trying to sensationalize a story into something it wasnt.. The Tate/Labianca murders were done so it would look like whoever killed Gary Hinman was still on the loose, and take the heat off of Bobby so the police would think the killer was still out there and release Bobby. The writing with blood on the walls makes this clear to anyone.
l suggest reading 'manson in his own words', there is a line throughout the book which gives a clearer image of manson. But if u enjoy this distorted maniacal version of Charlie the media has fed you, you probably wont like the other book because it humanizes him, which is why I think people should read it.