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An in-depth account of the attrocities of the Manson family.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (Paperback)
Bugliosi writes an incredibly detailed account of Manson from his childhood to his subsequent conviction and of the brutality of the crimes he and his 'family' committed. This is a very intense book and as a consequence it makes for a fairly difficult and confusing read. You will find yourself going back to previous pages and chapters to remind yourself of small, yet relevant details and of the explanations of law jargon that is easily forgotten. Confusions aside, Bugliosi recounts startling crimes and explores the mentality of the teenagers and Manson himself to try to shed some light on the motives fot these murders. Helter Skelter is well-written, interesting and a thouroughly disturbing book that makes it hard to put down.