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Interesting insight that makes him appear "likable"
on 17 February 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, being one of the first I ever read about Charles Manson and my knowledge of his life and crimes had come from Wikipedia and hearsay. I definitely recommend reading this in conjunction with other books on the subject, it gives a more rounded view.
I'm slightly confused by the "shocking confessions" part of the title, but I guess that's marketing for you. He doesn't confess to anything, and paints himself as a very likable victim of circumstance and the behaviour of those around him (and he was surrounded by some pretty freakin nuts people who aren't reviled nearly enough for their behaviour). But then, I guess he would make himself appear innocent and likable so you have to read this, as anything, with a pinch of salt.