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Charles Manson

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A well written, engaging and entertaing book. It was the first true crime I read and I'm happy I did it.
The book is well researched, gives you interesting facts and theories and it's an interesting read.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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Title: Charles Manson

Author: David J.

Genre: Nonfiction: True Crime

A chilling portrait of evil that reveals the dark side of the swinging Sixties. Using Manson's own words David J. Krajicek, a former professor of journalism at Columbia University, tells the story of how an ex-con called Charles Manson came to be convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder following the deaths of seven people, including film star Sharon Tate.

This bloodbath brought the decade of Love and Peace to a gory end as 'the Family', a group of psychopathic individuals ruled by their master Manson, set about wreaking their revenge on a society they believed had wronged them.

My thoughts

Rating: 3 

Would I recommend it? maybe

Would I read anything else by this author? maybe

It would have been more but I already knew alot of the stuff that was in the book thanks to reading and watching Helter Skelter ,With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it .
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Informative and accurate read. Highly recommend this book. 

Unfortunately, I could not review on Amazon as the book is pre-release. I will as soon as able.
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While I have read a little bit about Charles Manson and the horrible things that he has done before I've never read anything quite like this book before. I really enjoyed all of the facts as well as theories on why he did what he did, but not only that I really enjoyed the way that this story was written. It wasn't written like a normal novel either
fiction or non it was written in little paragraphs each with their own header so you got lots of facts and back stories without being overpowered, bombarded and confused with so much information. This book showed how Manson was able to con a bunch of people as well as what led up to his murders and what was going on with the civil movement rights at that time and how it might have made things easier on him to con as many people as he did. Very well written story and I enjoyed the facts however it was very sad considering what the content is talking about. I'm glad I got to check out this story and if you are interested and anything Manson related then I believe that this is one novel that you won't want to miss.
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved reading true crime, the darker and twistier the better.  And Charles Manson in particular has fascinated me from the time I was very young, I think because, to me, he was more frightening in a lot of ways than someone who “just” kills a lot of people. Manson had the ability to get inside people’s heads, to manipulate and control them, to convince them to do his bidding. How do you fight that? 

I’ve read and watched several different things about the Manson Family, enough that it’s hard for me to find something with information I don’t already know. This book didn’t necessarily provide new information to me, but it presented its information from a different angle. It comes across as more personal, more intimate almost, discussing how members of the Family met and how the dynamics worked amongst them. And while it’s a fairly short and quick read, it’s obvious a lot of time and research went in to the writing, and the writing itself is very good. I really enjoyed reading this; it’s a great addition to the world of true crime.

I received a free e-copy of Charles Manson: The Man Who Murdered the Sixties by David J. Krajicek from Net Galley and Arcturus Publishing in exchange for my review.
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