This review is for Helter Skelter
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
This story is the true story of the Manson Murders. In 1969, Manson's "family" killed 14 people - seemingly at random. Among them was Sharon Tate, who - at the time - was an up and coming actress in Hollywood. The author of this book was the prosecuting attorney for the trial. The book is how Bugliosi built a case, his interviews with members of the Manson "family" and suspects in the murders. The book is a very detailed recount of the interviews and the trials that followed.
This was a good book. I was unaware of exactly what Manson had done (meaning whom he had murdered), so I was intrigued to learn the details. The book brings to light Manson's delusions and how he conned his many followers into believing he was Jesus Christ.
I did find some of the book dry - especially surrounding the trial. I guess it is to be expected when recounting details - it felt a little tedious. But for the most part, the book was well written.