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Not even a stab at the truth,
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This review is from: Manson Retrial (Paperback)
Great idea - terrible execution (sorry). The concept of a novel about Charles Manson getting a new trial over his involvement in the notorious Tate-LaBianca murders is a good one, as many people think even though he's no saint that Manson didn't get a fair trial. The problem here is that we have a badly written, badly proofread ("two" for "too", "legal injection" for "lethal injection", "and" for "an", "rouge" for "rogue", "fragrantly" for "flagrantly" etc) book where for legal reasons virtually every real-life character has had their name changed so all but the most well-versed in the case will have difficulty working out who is who.Even the term "Helter Skelter", the Beatles-derived name for an imagined race war, is bizarrely changed to "Hell Fire". He even has a lawyer state that perjury can get the death penalty! Manson in the book talks like a normal person, not in the unique style the real man is known for. We even have him donating a huge sum of money to the kids of the LaBiancas!
A waste of a neat idea. Codswallop of the first order. I sentence the author to solitary confinement in his remote home with no access to writing materials for the crime of offenses against the English language.