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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders | Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
The #1 True Crime Bestseller of All Time7 Million Copies Sold In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LeBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? And what was the motivation behind such savagery? In the public imagination, over time, the case assumed the proportions of myth. The murders marked the end of the sixties and became an immediate symbol of the dark underside of that era. Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from what a defense attorney dismissed as only "two fingerprints and Vince Bugliosi." The meticulous detective work with which the story begins, the prosecutor's view of a complex murder trial, the reconstruction of the philosophy Manson inculcated in his fervent followers... these elements make for a true crime classic. ?Helter Skelter ?is not merely a spellbinding murder case and courtroom drama but also, in the words of ?The New Republic?, a "social document of rare importance." Some images in this ebook are not displayed due to permissions issues.
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CaroPi
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So I had been off the radar lately. But with a good reason. Vacations time!!! I finished this book before my trip but forgot to put it. 3/5 since I started vacations I drink tons of water and close my rings every day 😁 here is a beautiful view of Porto. Tons of stairs in order to arrive but the view is totally worth it! #BFCr3
#teamletsdothis

julesG Wonderful view! 6d
Tanisha_A 😍 6d
GatheringBooks very nice! 6d
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CocoReads Gorgeous view! 6d
britt_brooke So beautiful!! Hope you‘re having the best time! 6d
Reecaspieces I enjoyed this book and that view 6d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And gorgeous view! Enjoy! 6d
LibrarianJen Glad you‘ve had fun on your vacation! Good job staying motivated🙌🏼 6d
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CaroPi
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2. Long weekend is for US. Here will be a nice end of the summer weekend. I will go to a grill and enjoy the sun while it last.
3. Now my favorite flavor salted caramel
4. Is Spotify consider one? 😜
#friyayintro

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LiterarySloth
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I really enjoyed this book. Last night, I tried to go to sleep at a reasonable time, as I just clocked in to work at 7am this morning. I just didn‘t read the afterword. I may get to it at some point, but I wasn‘t a big fan of Bugliosi as the narrator. Did anyone else feel this way?

⭐️: 4/5

ljuliel I like Bugliosi‘s writing, but have heard others say they don‘t care for him. I like the detail he goes into. It looks as if you‘re on a true crime kick, unless you read a lot of it already. If so, it‘s good to find another true crime reader. 😊 4w
LiterarySloth @ljuliel I am DEFINITELY on a true crime kick. It started with The Devil in the White City. I like that Bugliosi went into detail but sometimes it felt like too much. There was definitely a lot to the case and I learned so much more from reading it. I just ordered so many books about serial killers that thriftbooks may be asking the FBI to put me on a watchlist 😂 4w
ljuliel Great to see another fan of true crime. I‘ve been reading them since around 1980 ? The one I can‘t get into is Devil in the White City. I‘m not sure why. I‘ve started it over and over and hit a CLOG every time. If you‘re on the FBI WATCHLIST, then I‘ve been on it for decades. So far they haven‘t handcuffed or hauled me in for questioning ! 😁 4w
LiterarySloth @ljuliel haha well hopefully we‘re safe then. I had a hard time getting into that one at first. The parts about architecture and building the fair made it a slow start for me. It got a lot better. 4w
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LiterarySloth
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Since I‘m on a true crime kick...

📖: 37/52

JadeBethJ I want to read this!!! 1mo
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CaroPi
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#readathon #deweys24hourreadathon #audiobook #truecrime I will not make the 24 hours but I will try my best 😁

Megabooks This was a really creepy audiobook! 2mo
CaroPi @Megabooks yes it is! 2mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Terrifying true crime about Charles Manson and his “family” and the murder that took place. Very interesting and informative.

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MolliesaurusRex

Also thank you to all you lovely littens who wished me better yesterday - apparently I only needed to rest my back as it‘s feeling much better today! Unfortunately I‘m now dealing with the worst eczema breakout I think I‘ve ever had while simultaneously trying to figure out what in the world is going on with my big toe on my left foot.🤦🏻‍♀️ soaking in an epsom bath & reading to try & help. #fallingapart #littensarewonderful #litsycommunity

marleed Oh dang, take care of yourself. 4mo
MolliesaurusRex @marleed I‘m certainly trying to! I need to be more cognizant of where my limits are.😅 4mo
marleed Btw, that book scared the crap out of me! 4mo
MolliesaurusRex @marleed oh yeah, I can only take it in small doses. 4mo
rretzler Sorry to hear - it never rains but it pours 🙁 4mo
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Gennic
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Got two new (to me) books tonight! #helterskelter #thenightstalker #truecrime #murderino

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MolliesaurusRex
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Didn‘t get much reading done this weekend because we had Girl Scout camp, but I got some in around the campfire. We were right on Lake Ontario and the views were GORGEOUS.😍

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MolliesaurusRex
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Jack says I‘m not allowed to read because he needs tummy rubs.❤️ #catsoflitsy #kittenlitten #littenkitten #tummyrubs #catsaysno #ififitsisits

rretzler 😻 4mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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Wrapping up my weekend & Mother‘s Day reading by the fire. Today was rough. Mother‘s Day always is for me. Between that and the backlash of the girls being with their mother for half of the day, I am so emotionally exhausted. I‘m not even sure I‘m going to be able to make it through GoT tonight.... #tired

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EmilieGR
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Couldn‘t put it down- the best true crime book told from the perspective of the persecuted. You get an in-depth look at how prosecutors construct their cases

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MolliesaurusRex
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SarahHarts_books Love your Jack Skellington mug!!! 😍😍😍 4mo
MolliesaurusRex @Sharteau thank you! It was an amazing TJ Maxx find!😍 4mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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Not that him being super snuggly with me is odd for him, but my poor Jack-babe isn‘t feeling too hot, so he‘s been even more snuggly than usual. He‘s also not quite used to me working the long hours I‘ve been working, so he‘s sick AND missing his mama. I‘m totally down for snuggs while I read about crazy killers though.😍😂 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #comfortkitty #sickbabe #snugglebug #catsandbooks

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MolliesaurusRex
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I promise I‘m not as morbid as my recent Goodwill purchases may make me seem😅😅😅 found this brand new copy of Helter Skelter tonight - $3 including a donation.👌🏼 #goodwillfinds #bargainbooks

SmartSassery Your goodwill has books!?! 😃 That's awesome! 5mo
MolliesaurusRex @SmartSassery it does!!! All of the area Goodwills do! It‘s amazing.😍 5mo
SmartSassery Oh man. I wish mine did. Maybe I should try a few towns over. Thanks for the tip! 😍 5mo
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hollylynnbee
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Two recent finds of mine, I love a great horror/murder book.
#murder #horror #ghoststory #truestories

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Lel2403
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1...Fiction
2....tagged
3....Maths
4....1920‘s
4.... @Cathythoughts @DoonTheGoon @mania

#frideas
@SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 7mo
wordzie Me too number 4 ❤ 7mo
Lel2403 @wordzie 😊 7mo
Velvetfur Oohh I'm with you in the 1920s! 😁🎩 7mo
Cathythoughts Thanks for the tag ! Only seeing this .... will fill in & post later 7mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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I think I have a weakness for the color red, puns, books, and thing with all three 😂😂😂

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kate_reads
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Took nearly 2 hours to get home because of pesky snow, but I was so enthralled with this I hardly noticed 🧐

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GeekReader
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Been on a True Crime kick lately. Ready to tackle this TC classic.

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collegecatlady
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This book was so good and intensely readable. I can see why this is the bestselling true crime book of all time!

Cathythoughts I thought the first half good ... but I couldn‘t continue....but yes it is riveting 9mo
Pogue I listened to this as an audiobook and I loved it that way. The narrator had an old school cop/reporter vibe. I don‘t know if I would have finished it if I had read it. 9mo
Mammacita I read this years ago - some of the passages still play in my head and give me the creeps. 9mo
LeslieO My favorite true crime. I‘ve read it twice. The first time I was in 8th grade! 9mo
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collegecatlady
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This book may be nearly 700 pages, but I‘ve flown through half of it already in a couple days. Manson is one I‘ve read a lot on, but I‘ve never gotten around to this one. After this, Dianne Lake‘s “Member of the Family.” Then I‘ll be all caught up 👍🏻

KathyWheeler This one, to me, is the most readable of the books on Manson — almost like a novel. 9mo
Sydneyreads I‘ve always found Manson fascinating. Did a psych presentation on him. 9mo
js0315 I read this a few years ago, superb. 9mo
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Cathythoughts
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#NoFemmeBer #psycopath I DNF this one .... way too many psychopaths started showing up ...

erzascarletbookgasm The cover is enough to haunt me! 😨 10mo
Cinfhen I was just thinking that @erzascarletbookgasm #CrazyEyes 🥺 10mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen very scarey eyes 👍🏻 10mo
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Billypar Yeah, I'm not sure how well I'd handle this! 😬 10mo
Cathythoughts @Billypar ... I found the first section good .... couldn‘t engage with the rest 10mo
Eggs I can't be anywhere near this whole thing....to tattoo a swastika on one's face says it all 10mo
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Cathythoughts
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DNF ... or maybe a bail. I‘ve been trying to understand & I think what happened was “ timing “ ( just as you recently spoke of @batsy )
I felt so moved & open after Brideshead & I think this tagged book was way too strong a change of pace. So it hit me hard & I have to stop reading it.
The power of the book ...

Cinfhen Hopefully you‘ll go back to this one. I found it really informative and a great psychological study but it took time and the book was a wee bit overwhelming with all the court and legal jargon 10mo
LeahBergen I definitely think you need to be in the right frame of mind for this one (and true crime, in general)! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yeah, put it aside for now. Maybe in the future when you feel like reading true crime..Next book! (edited) 10mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I think I get the gist of it ... that may be enough ... time will tell 👍🏻 10mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen yes! That is so true .... I‘m relieved to have bailed 10mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm next book ! Exactly... what shall it be 😊🤔... a big decision ❤️👍🏻 10mo
batsy Yes, so true. Sometimes you return to the book another time and it's totally different. 10mo
Cathythoughts @batsy yes, that‘s true. Never say never .... 10mo
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Cathythoughts
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Just got home with these 2. I need A change of pace .... so will start Helter Skelter later... I‘m a little scared 😱 @JillR

JillR Don‘t be daunted @Cathythoughts it‘s much more gripping than Wolf Hall 😆 10mo
Cathythoughts @JillR I‘ll bet it is 😂😂😂 10mo
JillR @cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to seeing what you think... 10mo
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Kalalalatja Educated is so good! 10mo
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja I think it will be so good ... I will get to it soon 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
LeahBergen I read Helter Skelter in my teens and I‘ve often thought I should do a reread. 👍🏻 10mo
TrishB Educated is great 👍🏻 I don‘t do true crime so haven‘t read the other. 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Heard they‘re great. Look forward to your thoughts. I‘ve just started Brideshead. 10mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I havnt started yet ... hopefully today .. but I already had some odd dreams last night 😬🖤 10mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘m looking forward to Educated 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I hope so 🤞🏻.... excited that you started Brideshead , will be interesting to see what you think 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @JillR I can see how this one could be positively addictive... I just wasn‘t in the right frame of mind. I was coming from a different world in my last book ( Brideshead Revisited) ... I got more than halfway, I preferred the beginning section of the book .... 🤷🏻‍♀️😘 10mo
JillR Wow @cathythoughts you got that far quickly! I‘ll admit the first half was the more gripping for me too. It did start to lose me a bit in the final third, it is just so long and intense... 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Another fascinating book I‘ve been meaning to read.

The book detailed the account of the Manson Murders, and prosecution of Charles Manson (leader and #creator of a communal religious cult) and his ‘Family‘.

#NoFemmber

Cathythoughts Nice one ! I think I‘d like to read this one too. ... 10mo
Cinfhen We read this for bookclub last year and all the ladies really enjoyed. Myself included 😊It‘s very detailed which got a bit overwhelming but otherwise it was really interesting and quite hard to put down. 10mo
kaysworld1 I've read that one very interesting and very detailed. I did thoroughly enjoyed it. He was good at brain washing his followers. 10mo
JulAnna I also thought this was fascinating! 10mo
Billypar So very creepy and disturbing- the dark side of creativity and charisma! 10mo
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Lizpixie
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Congratulations to @Moray_Reads on their milestone! Litsy is the best community.The book that changed my life is Helter Skelter, a true crime book about the Manson murders in late 60s LA. I was only 11yrs old when I read it(snuck it out of my aunts bookcase)and it kicked off a lifelong obsession with True Crime & Mystery/Thrillers genres. Written by the prosecutor in the Tate/La Bianca murder trials, it‘s a wild ride.
#bookschangelivesgiveaway

Moray_Reads You're the second person to choose this, I'm not a true crime reader but I might have to make an exception! Thanks for entering ❤️ 10mo
Lizpixie @Moray_Reads definitely give it a go, Bugliosi gave a real empathetic feel to what happened, you can really feel for Roman Polanski and the La Bianca‘s. 10mo
Oblomov26 @Moray_Reads Can only second this; a fascinating and disturbing read. 10mo
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Reviewsbylola
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#bookschangelivesgiveaway Thanks for the giveaway @Moray_Reads

Helter Skelter was a life changing book for me. I read it in high school because my dad loved it. He has the first few lines of the book memorized and loves to recite them. 😆 It was the catalyst into my fondness of the true crime genre and I still count it amongst my all time favorite books. And I got quite a few friends in HS to read it too. 😍

Moray_Reads I haven't read much true crime but this seems to be a popular one! Thanks for entering ❤️ 10mo
LeahBergen I love that your Dad can recite the first lines. 😆 10mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s one of his party tricks. That and cheating at any game we ever play. 🙄😆 @LeahBergen 10mo
AmyG It was the same for me. Love this book. 10mo
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JillR
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It‘s a long time since I‘ve been so absorbed in a book. This consumed me from start to finish; it was all I could think about. Aside from the horrific story itself; the description of the initial manhunt, the telling of the evidence gathering, the trial and the final outcome was so incredibly detailed and I was completely hooked. One of my books of the year without a doubt and a total #blameitonlitsy. This one will haunt me for a long time.

Moray_Reads I've heard a lot about this in the last couple of days. Not sure I can have it though 😱 10mo
JillR It was so good @Moray_Reads, I wouldn‘t have read it but for seeing so many Litsy reviews. Terrifying though... 10mo
Cathythoughts Great review... I‘m going to try it soon. It‘s long ... so I‘ll wait for when I have some time ... soon though 10mo
JillR @cathythoughts it is long, but so good I read it in a week which I can‘t normally manage with 600+ pages! (My family weren‘t too happy though as they didn‘t get much attention haha) 10mo
Cathythoughts @JillR I‘ll give it a go soon. I‘ll keep you posted 😘 10mo
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candority
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The first book that came to mind for #AmericanHorror.

#NoFemmeber

Cinfhen Brilliant read and choice for today‘s prompt 😊 11mo
TheWordJar I love true crime, but this is “the one” and I‘ve never read it. It‘s not one I want to check out from the library (I‘m convinced I‘ll go on some government watch list!), and I‘m not sure I want to buy it either. 😐 But a perfect pick for the prompt! 11mo
candority @TheWordJar I haven‘t read it either! I picked it up at a thrift store, so there‘s no way for the government to track me 👀😂 11mo
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TheWordJar @candority And that‘s the loophole I‘ve been looking for! Brilliant! 😂 11mo
Billypar This is definitely a nightmarish American true crime example- good selection! 11mo
britt_brooke This book is so captivating! And devastating. 11mo
Reviewsbylola Great choice! I definitely was the end of an era in the US. Suddenly the summer of Love took on a sinister quality. 11mo
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JillR
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My October reads (still going with the tagged book). I don‘t do scary but challenged myself to read “slightly scarier” books for October 🙈. Most ended up being psychological thrillers, and this has made me realise I do actually want more properly scary reads! Stand outs have been Misery and Helter Skelter, which is far more terrifying than fiction...

Cathythoughts Sounds like this has been an interesting month for you 👍🏻❤️🖤 11mo
JillR It‘s been great @cathythoughts, although I‘m just about ready for something light and summery now 😆 11mo
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sammisho
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Audible sales get me everytime. I told myself I was only going to buy 2, ended up with 4. Oops.

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eloreads
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Is it bad that I rejoined Audible just for their Halloween sale? On the plus side they gave me a 30-day free trial for coming back! #audible #audiobooks

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JillR
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I rarely read non-fiction and I‘m not sure I‘ve ever read any true-crime. I‘ve always been appalled/intrigued by the Manson Murders yet don‘t know a great deal. This is a total #blameitonlitsy read...

Victoriahoperose Did you read The Girls by Emma Kline? If not, you may enjoy that! 11mo
JillR I did @Victoriahoperose ! It was that along with Litsy reviews that led me to this :) 11mo
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Cinfhen
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#OctoberXFiles #psychoKiller and a major ear worm this morning 👂🏼🐛🎶🖤 Charles Manson was definitely psycho but interestingly enough his lawyer argued he was no killer! His very disturbed and brainwashed disciples actually committed the murders on behalf of Manson‘s wishes. I think that‘s a legitimate legal argument and one to think about. Regardless, he needed to be locked away for multitudes of reasons & other heinous acts. Fascinating book.

Robothugs 🤔 Hmm... it is something to think about. Good pick regardless! 11mo
TrishB It‘s definitely a legal argument! 11mo
Cathythoughts Great pick. Deeply disturbing man ... can‘t look at his picture (edited) 11mo
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Cinfhen It‘s a really compelling argument @TrishB @Robothugs but he was definitely a danger to society & creepy as hell @Cathythoughts 11mo
ReadingsByTheC I had to read this in high school, it really creeped me out. There is a podcast about old Hollywood called You Must Remember This that did a season focused on Manson and about how he intersected with the changing times in Hollywood. It was very interesting. 11mo
Cinfhen It really is a fascinating story and it‘s interesting to think about all the changes America was going through at the time @ReadingsByTheC 11mo
Gayan My favorite book of all time. I‘ve read it at least 10 times. 11mo
Cinfhen Read it last year with my bookclub, we had a really wonderful discussion @Gayan 11mo
Geeklet It‘s just strange to see Manson as an elderly man. He‘s so iconic that it‘s almost shocking that he‘s aged. 11mo
Cinfhen He actually passed away a few months ago @Geeklet but I know what u mean... those murders were more than 40 years ago!!! 11mo
Reviewsbylola Hard to believe that he‘s no longer with us. 😳 11mo
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kricheal
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This is by far the most amazing true crime book I've ever read. I was completely immersed, the audio was 26 hours but it completely flew by. #52 #audible #truecrime

sammisho I'm debating on using an audible credit on this or not... would be a good spooky October read, but might also keep me up at night. I'm a wimp. 😬 12mo
kricheal @sammisho I can't remember the narrator's name but he was on point. 👌 As horrifying as the murders are, you feel like you're right in the middle of the court room drama. It is a perfect October nonfiction read. 12mo
LeslieO This is the book that got me hooked on legal dramas and police procedurals. I first read it when I was in 8th grade! And recently reread it. (edited) 12mo
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sammisho Scott Brick...one of my favorite narrators! 12mo
kricheal @LeslieO I can see why, it's so good! 12mo
kricheal @sammisho I'm still new to the "audio game" I haven't had a chance to pick favorites yet. This guy was perfect for this read though. 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz The documentary was really good too! 11mo
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kricheal
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Starting this next on #audible 😨😨

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tammysue
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👻 Helter Skelter..I read it in 5th grade.. wholly moly did it ever scare the crap out of me!
🎃 Halloween
🍁 Crisp air and beautiful fall leaves, visiting our local apple farm and winery, hot cocoa, football games and pumpkins
📖 Fifty Shades of Grey
🍂 I tag anyone that wants to play!

#spookyautumn @amb
Thanks for the tag @Eggs !🧡

amb @whatshesreadingnow did you see there is a new Halloween movie coming out?! 12mo
tammysue @amb Ooh no I didn‘t but thanks I‘ll have to check it out 👍🏻 12mo
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MStew
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Thanks for the tag @rohit-sawant 🤓

1. Im gonna go with true crime here Helter Skelter, i have yet to read a horror book that has actually scared me .
2. the Halloween movies, Michael Myers scares me 😂 and the exorcist scared me so bad, i slept with my bible 😨
3. Bow hunting, pumpkins, pie, and bonfires
4. I disliked IT, By Stephen king found it over hyped and 400 pages to long 😶 srrynotsrry
5. I tag everyone😄
#spookyautumn

Reggie I had to stop reading Helter Skelter because I kept having nightmares of my brother and I being murdered. 12mo
MStew @Reggie its a scary book! In a real life way still can't BELIEVE how sick people are!!! Glad I'm not only one who was scared 12mo
jmofo Helter Skelter is a great pick! I haven‘t been that creeped by a book but I‘ll be Gone in the Dark came close. Have you read it? 12mo
rohit-sawant Helter Skelter has been on my TBR for a long while! 12mo
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HannaPolkadots
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this very much. It was very interesting, and Bugliosi seems to me quite a fair writer, not trying to make himself look good, nor to make the defense lawyers of the Manson trial look bad. He reminded me a bit of Geir Lippestad, who was Anders Behring Breivik's defense lawyer and wrote a book about that process, in that both were primarily concerned with justice, truth and following the letter of the law. Recommend!

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MStew
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TRUE CRIME! I loved this book , any true crime fan must read! It is insane how Manson has such control over these people and he didn't have to hardly lift a finger. They worshiped him and many still do! Such an eye opening book on how people fall for false idols (crazy ones)

#truecrime #Helterskelter

trioxin_sematary I wanna read this too 😚 13mo
Jeannineth Ive read it twice and loved it. Have you read The Girls? It is a fiction story about a girl in a Manson like cult. 13mo
MStew @Jeannineth I haven't yet but I have book I want to read it 13mo
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MStew @trioxin_sematary you should!!!💋 13mo
AmyG My most favorote true crime book! 13mo
MStew @AmyG mine too so far!!!! 13mo
Rebesta I read this over 25 years ago. It was a gripping read, but my mother almost put me in therapy over it. She thought my fascination with murderers was a little strange. 12mo
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TheBookStacker
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Finally bought this book and look at my cute little bookmarks! I also included my favorite translation copy of Crime and Punishment!

Tanisha_A 👌😀 Revel, friend! 13mo
MStew Loved helter skelter! 13mo
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BeckiC
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Finished Helter Skelter which was such a good read. I‘m not that bothered about cults but I think the mental state behind these crimes made it fascinating. I also love how Vincent wanted people to remember the victims. Now to try and get back into The Romanovs. #ssdgm

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Tex2Flo
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#itstrulycriminalswap
Package and evidence shipped.

Have fun.

Lovesbooks87 Can't wait! I should be shipping yours this weekend! I will let you know! 14mo
Alfrazier21 What a neat packaging idea!! 14mo
rather_be_reading thts so cute 13mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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#heatofjuly @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

This is probably a macabre interpretation of the #californiagurls prompt, but Charles Manson and the women in his cult were the first things to pop into my head.

Cinfhen Ha!! I went there too but ultimately decided to post about obnoxious indulgent teenagers ( almost the same thing 😉😂) 1y
Mdargusch Good one! 1y
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Reviewsbylola Definitely a perfect choice! 1y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Reviewsbylola thanks! I think it shows my age. 😂 1y
BarbaraBB Good choice! I guess I‘m about your age 😘😉 1y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @BarbaraBB I didn't really think about the age thing until I saw that a few people posted The Girls by Emma Cline. 1y
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Pickpick

I listened to this as an audio book and it was like listening to an old episode of Dragnet. Not the silly movie, but the TV show made by Jack Webb. I can see why it is still so talked about as a book.

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madamereadsalot1
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I had a weird, incredibly independent upbringing, so I didn't have many books that were forbidden to me. This is the one however that I loved a lot and disturbed my parents the most. I know it wasn't a required reading, but it was banned, so....🤷
#requiredreadingredo @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Callemarie
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Hello. My name is Britain and I have an addiction to Litsy swaps #itstrulycriminalswap #swsp

Lovesbooks87 I do too! I signed up for this swap too! 1y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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All three definitely can be described as a #curdler @Linsy I clearly remember the summer Jaws was a smash hit and Mom said I was too young to see it! 😢

I also clearly recall grown up members of my family talking about the horrific Manson murders, in very hushed tones. All these chilling #Vintage #OldCoolBooks are #FirstEditions. 😊

Linsy For sure! I would need a night light to read these, and possibly a freezer to stash them in. What an impressive collection!! ♥️🖤♥️ 1y
TheRomantiCate Is it weird that I‘m dying to read this book?! 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Not at all.. @TheRomantiCate it‘s one of those things that people are horrified and fascinated by equally. I think we‘re drawn to it by need to attempt understand how and why it happened. 1y
TheRomantiCate @CoverToCoverGirl yes... I tend to have a rather morbid sense of curiosity 1y
DebinHawaii Great picks! 😱💚 1y
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