- File Size: 1769 KB
- Print Length: 698 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (December 17, 2001)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2001
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00261OOXA
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (25th Anniversary Edition) Kindle Edition
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Again, read this book, it's great, but get it in print.
Hey Amazon! If you had mentioned these things in the description, I could have made a better choice. Please, please make these things clear from the beginning. It's my first Kindle disappointment, so I'm not bitter, just sad.
I thought I had a pretty good idea of most everything that had happened during this whole ordeal that ended the era of "peace and love," but I didn't know the half of it. Bugliosi needs over 700 pages to vividly recount every second of what led up to the Manson murders and every detail of what was done to bring the killers to trial and put them away. This is without question the fastest and most intense 700 page book I've ever read (and I've read a few), and that can be credited to the sheer madness of this case and the brilliance of the deep-thinking, amazingly-talented prosecutor who closed the case and then wrote this book to tell everything about it.
The first page on the book reads: "The Story in Which You Are About to Read Will Scare the Hell Out of You". That is not an understatement. This book literally kept me up at night fearing that someone could just simply walk into my living room at any minute. It was so vividly described that it put the fear of God in me when I could literally picture the entire array of murders accurately inside my head. It is such a horrifying aspect, a sea of thoughts that will forever remain inside your subconsciousness. I guarantee that when you read the passages describing the horrendous Tate/LaBianca murders, you will gradually build the entire picture inside your brain, to the point where you will feel like you are there, looking down on an excruciating scene of human barbarity. Not ONE detail is left to the imagination.
You will feel like you are inside the investigation, working with Bugliosi to pinpoint these motives, journeying with the killers step by step as they act out there darkest fantasies. You will begin to second guess "The White Album" and be disturbed by Manson's seemingly psychotic interpretation of it. (Make a point to listen to this album afterwards, and you will feel transported back to the Spahn Ranch where the madness soon ensued) You will feel yourself singing crazy ballads with the Family, you will become ancy inside Susan Atkins' jail cell. You will be scared alongside Linda Kasabian on the long night ride to the Tate house. All these feelings and more will incorporate your senses whilst reading this horrifying story.Read more ›
I was seventeen years old then, and although I was no stranger to the extremes of human aberrations, I was mute with horror at some of my teacher's revelations. (Sadie Mae Glutz's weird name - and the equally goofy name she gave her newborn son - were the least of her post-partum peculiarities.....Manson family females had to wait until the slobbering canines devoured their meals before they could nourish their own inner children......) Several months later, as a freshman newly transplanted at the University of Kansas precisely seven years after the abominable crimes, I purchased a paperback copy of "Skelter".
The prodigiously gifted prosecutor has created a spellbinding re-creation of the events surrounding that long-ago August weekend. Moreover, he has delved into the pathology of Manson and exposed the mass murderer for what he is: a manipulative, savvy, cold-blooded and narcissistic individual - someone who does not deserve to taste freedom - ever.
If you think you know everything about what it takes to convict a criminal - especially someone who (cleverly) avoided the crime scene - "Skelter" reveals the protracted, painstaking and dedicated efforts put forth by Bugliosi to convict these deviants. In those pre-O.J. days in L.A.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book back in the 70s my wife just now had time to read it now. Makes you kinda nervousPublished 2 days ago by james
good book, a little confusing with a lot of legal jargon. Took past reviewers advice and ordered the actual book and not online version, very glad I did. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Donna Rex
Its hard to stop reading. Lots of crazy people in this world, today there are a lot of people just as crazy.Published 8 days ago by mlh
Very interesting story. Never would have thought that this kind of book would have me hooked! Definitely will recommend it!Published 16 days ago by Denise
very detailed classic true crime book. condition of book was mint condition.Published 21 days ago by Ferne D. Spence
One of the three best true crime books I have ever read, and I've read a lot of them (well over a hundred). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Tom Hall
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