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More Details Original Title. Charles Manson. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Am I reading the wrong book because my copy only has pages that includes the index??
It's listed here as having pages. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. A truly entertaining and informative book on Manson. The bibliography proves that author Adam Gorightly has also certainly done his Helter Skelter research. The original pressing was around pages and the new edition is just under pages. I am not sure whether or not things have been cutout or what. Either way, after reading the book it feels like nothing has been "left out.
The book also features photographs including certain autopsy photos that I certainly cannot complain about. This book has actually inspired me to checkout the list of books in the bibliography.
Feb 24, Tom Byron rated it it was amazing. A must read for any Manson enthusiast. Gorightly Knows what he is talking about as far as conspiracy and connections. They always say there are never more than 6 degrees of separation and in this case maybe 1 or 2. This book covers bits of interviews and quotes I have not ever come across in other material. There is quite a bit more about Dean Moorehouse and the Beach Boys. Jul 31, Cynde Moya added it.
Read this over the course of a day and a half when I was sick in bed. The author was open to and tried to express a different interpretation than Bugliosi's Helter Skelter motivation. Mysterious really what they were getting up to. The experience of reading this book left me feeling high and paranoid. A couple of chapters really needed an editor, and the author had an ongoing bad r Read this over the course of a day and a half when I was sick in bed.
A couple of chapters really needed an editor, and the author had an ongoing bad relationship with the apostrophe, that was distracting to my grammar cop. Some of the tale was nonlinear; we'd jump back and forth in years depending on whose story was being told. Not sure if this was an editing problem, a repurposing of extant articles, or a manifestation of the strangeness of the time.
Sep 14, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: horror , non-fiction. Very interesting and knowledgeable book. I learned a lot about things that happened when I was just a small child, but would get whiffs of it from TV news. I never could believe or rather found it hard to believe someone or people would do these things, but it just goes to prove there is real evil in the world.
I mean this book was full of everything evil you could think of and Charles Manson and "His Family" were all apart of it. Hollywood had it's hand in it as well. It's a hard book to read, Very interesting and knowledgeable book. It's a hard book to read, very heavy reading, but I believe, truthful. You can tell the author did much research. He was very knowledgeable about who he was writing about and what he was writing about.
I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, because there were more typos than I thought should be in a book written so well and that was so informing. Sep 15, Fishface rated it really liked it Shelves: true-crime. A quick read, with over photos. Without ever explicitly saying so, the author makes clear that the real shadow over the Santa Susana mountains was not the one cast by the Manson Family, but the one hanging over all of us during the late s, including Charlie and his followers -- rumor, innuendo, and Cold War paranoia.
The author treats every nutty theory out there as a proven fact. This book needed some serious copyediting before it was released; there are missing words in some setntences A quick read, with over photos. This book needed some serious copyediting before it was released; there are missing words in some setntences, extra words in others, and the punctuation borders on the purely random at times. Don't even get me started on the spelling and subject-verb agreement. Jan 07, Jeff Suwak rated it really liked it.
Excellent exploration of different theories of the Manson case. My only problem with it, besides the occasional typos that are in the book, is that I feel like the author didn't work very hard at presenting his own, cohesive thesis.
It's more of a collection of all the possible, non-mainstream-narrative theories, but without really tying them together. It almost reads more like a series of blog posts than a cohesive narrative. Still, very informative and interesting exploration. Dec 17, Roy rated it really liked it. This book is packed full of information and stories which do not appear in other, more familiar books on the Manson Family. Having watched most of the films and documentaries available, and read some of the books on the subject, I was getting tired of re-reading the same old tales over and over.
This book, however, offers up far more information and detail than is found in the other sources. It is also well written. My only gripe is that the last few chapters of this book feel disjointed. It is l This book is packed full of information and stories which do not appear in other, more familiar books on the Manson Family. It is like they have been added in afterwards, as an afterthought, having been written with a different focus in mind.
They also delve into the conspiratorial, which I realise some will love, and even believe, but I was more interested in what can be established as fact. I think I'm going to take a break from my interest in Manson for a while, then maybe try some of the autobiographies written by family members. Can any 'Mansonologists' recommend one? View 1 comment.
Feb 27, John McConnell rated it liked it Shelves: charlie. If Cliff's Notes did a book on Charlie this would be it. Gorightly takes the other well known books on the subject out there and kind of condenses them into this small, overpriced Manson remix. I'm not sure any new information is revealed. But that's most Manson books. Dec 30, Dawn rated it it was amazing.
Charles Manson is one interesting bastard. This book is amazing. The number of people Manson touched probably literally is astounding. But if you're reading a book about Charles Manson, something tells me you're not squeamish to begin with. Jul 13, Josh rated it it was amazing. While I found Gorightly's theory on the subject a little far fetched he thankfully saves this for the end and handles all of the information objectively.
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