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Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders | Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
A national bestseller-over 7 million copies sold. "[A] social document of rare importance."-The New Republic.
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LiseWorks
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August 17 #ArtfulAugust True Crimes. I recently watched a mini series on Charles Manson and I really like it, it was not based on this book but I kind of like true crime books. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🧡 1mo
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HeathHof
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@Maggie4483 Helter Skelter arrived today. Thank you so much for the sweet bookmark!
🖤♥️🖤
#lmpbc

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Lizpixie
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#AlphabetGame #letterH

My choice for todays letter is the book that got me addicted to True Crime. I first read this at 13yrs old when I “borrowed” it from my Aunty Noelene(who passed away last week😢)Written by the prosecutor on the case, it‘s the story of the Manson murders & the subsequent trial. Horrifying & nightmare inducing for a young girl.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 2mo
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athorne
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That‘s a bit overkill.

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Crazycatlady1
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Holy crap… if you‘re interested in Charles Manson and the things he did you need to read this book. It‘s pretty dark and a few times I had to put it down and take a break. But it‘s an excellent read that will have you sleeping with the lights on.

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wisherwishinguponastar
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Since I didn‘t finish this title during my month with it I decided to get my own copy and… it. Is. Done. Whoo! That was crazy, but if you are in to true crime and haven‘t read it already, it is consider a classic of the genre for a reason! #lmpbc #groupt #round14

Maggie4483 It is definitely dense. I spent an entire day reading it and felt like I barely made a dent. 3mo
Patchshank Lol. I didn't get around to finishing it either. Things have been insane here 3mo
wisherwishinguponastar @Patchshank I was going to donate my copy since I was done. Do you want it? 3mo
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DebinHawaii
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#BookMoods

Books #SetIn1960s certainly include ones about the Manson Family & their crimes in the summer of 1969. The top three books I have read & the bottom two are in my Kindle #TBR

Eggs Well played 3mo
LeahBergen Hunting Charles Manson is waiting on my shelves, too. 👍 3mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
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This may be one of my favorite ways to end a week. #burritoandabook #truecrime #lmpbc

Pogue That was such a good book. 3mo
wisherwishinguponastar @Pogue Initially I was up in the air about it, but once you hit Bugliosi‘s personal involvement with the case it all takes off! 3mo
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Patchshank
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Got it! Going to start reading it over the weekend.
#LMPBC @booksellerofyourdiscontent @Mynameisacolour @Maggie4483

wisherwishinguponastar I am so behind! The book got to you before I thought to send an email. 5mo
Pogue This is so good. I listened to it as an audiobook, and this got me back into audiobooks. 5mo
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DarkMina
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Leftcoastzen
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#fortheloveofbookmarks #truecrimebonus since I really don‘t read seasonally I did want to contribute a little creepy element for October .From great Etsy store , not for everyone. 😁 https://www.etsy.com/shop/depressiveghoul

DivineDiana Oh my! 😳 12mo
AmyG Awesome! 12mo
Ruthiella @Sleepswithbooks I think you need these in your collection. 🔪😱 12mo
Sleepswithbooks @Ruthiella Yesssss!!!! 12mo
EvieBee Why is Bundy scarier looking than Manson?! Lol! (edited) 12mo
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Addison_Reads
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#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Although this book didn't offer anything new I didn't already know about the Manson murders, I still found it to be a captivating read.

Sadly, our world is full of people like Manson who manipulate those around them to do unspeakable things. I always find stories like that much more horrific than anything a horror author can dream up.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 12mo
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I love all things horror related and I always love participating in the readathons on Litsy in October. With limited reading time now, I decided to just participate in #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft 🎃👻💀

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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GinaKButler
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Finished! I used this book for the 1960s prompt in the Decades Reading Challenge.

I was born in 1975 and really knew little about Charles Manson...despite its length, this book is very readable and definitely interesting. Excellent true crime book, and I‘m looking forward to reading And, The Sea Will Tell by the same author!

@CoverToCoverGirl
#bookspinbingo

Prairiegirl_reading It‘s so well done that I had to stop because I got freaked out. I‘m such a 🐔 💩 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Yay! Glad you finished it. Definitely a worthy read. 1y
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Kelly326
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A little true crime reading at the beach this weekend.

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GinaKButler
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Baseball and Books.

I feel like this is a “mini” #chunksterchallenge2021 coming in with 670 pages. What say you, @Amiable ? I‘m using this one for the 1960s in the Decades Reading Challenge.

Looking forward to buddy reading with @Kelly326 and @CoverToCoverGirl 📚

#bookspinbingo

Amiable It is so engrossing—it reads like a shorter book because you‘ll race through it ! But yes, nearly 700 pages is a “mini” chunkster! 😀 1y
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Kelly326
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My June #bookspinbingo list! I have 22 books on it this month because I couldn‘t cut anymore. There are just so many books I want to read! Thank goodness for long summer days, road trips to travel ball tournaments, and audiobooks. Two days of school left! So excited to see what numbers are drawn for #bookspin and #doublespin.

GinaKButler That‘s an awesome list! 😍 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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books_and_tea
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These came today! Weren't supposed to get here for like another week. Don't ya just love when that happens! So excited! Hope you all have a great day!!😊📚☺️

SRWCF Love love love!!! 9mo
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Tattooedteacher
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Day 1 #maycharacters Prompt: Murders

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 1y
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio; this was an abridged version. As I ask in all my reviews of abridged audios – why? Why not record the entire book? Anyway, I read this when I was in high school and it wasn‘t as creepy as I remember. I can‘t say if the abridged version was the reason for that, but in part, I‘m certain not seeing the photos was part of that. I still want to reread the entire thing. It appeared that the abridgement was done fairly well.

NatalieR I love true crime stories. This one is also worth a read of the unabridged version. I thought it was an excellent book. 2y
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Connster
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I‘m not getting out of this bath until I‘ve finished listening to this book. 🛀 🛁 🧼 🌈 🏳️‍🌈 🔪

JacqMac That‘s a pretty one. 2y
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Connster
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My Audible listening time has gone through the roof this month! I‘ve been totally gripped by the tagged book, which I think was around 24 hours, and have almost finished it within the space of this week.

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Ingrid725
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I should be sleeping but I picked up this bad boy!!! And now I‘m hooked, but I‘m forcing myself to go to sleep now!!! Lol #charlesmanson #helterskelter #truecrime

For some odd reason his story and the stories of his followers fascinate me!!! #bookwormproblems #bookstagram

Connster I feel the same way and also feel weird about it! 2y
Ingrid725 Yes I also feel weird about it also lol 2y
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watermelontaco13
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Started out interesting but then got soooo tedious during Part 2 that I kept falling asleep. 🅳🅽🅵

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aperfectmjk
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I did it. Wrapped this one up pretty quickly. Like I said, I was pretty familiar with the basic facts here, but it was interesting to get some additional history. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Megabooks I read this on audio too. Totally agree!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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aperfectmjk
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I've got laundry to do today so... I'm listening to this audiobook. Once I get this one completed I'll finally have a bingo for the month for #bookspinbingo. I'm definitely familiar with the story, who isn't? But, this is one of those must reads, so it will feel good to finally check it off.

Bookgoil Quite a fascinating read I‘m sure! ❤️ 2y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Day 14: The Nightmare on Elm Street

#horrorseason
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Klou Oooh, great pick! 2y
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Wildly_Bookish
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On second thought... my Libby hold just came through.

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Mistermandolin
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Was Manson just a two-bit con artist with an eye for the main chance or was there something else? Bugliosi‘s classic makes a compelling case for the ‘something else‘. I don‘t have much truck with folk who deny the existence of ‘evil‘ and this book helps explain why.

fredamans My hubby is a Labianca.... 2y
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Djspens
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An interesting bundle of books came today... I never know what kind of book buying mood I‘ll be in..... 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Flitter

Added this to my physical TBR pile today. Not sure if it‘s ‘me‘ but loved Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, against my will...

Lynnsoprano Welcome! It‘s going to be great to get to know you. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 2y
madams421 Welcome to Litsy! :) 2y
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Mrs_B Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Flitter Thank you! It‘s confusing but lovely 😊 2y
rockpools Welcome to Litsy! 😊 2y
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📚💕 2y
UwannaPublishme Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻🎉📚 2y
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vivastory
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As with others I interviewed, I asked Gregg for examples of Manson's domination. Gregg gave me the best one I'd yet found: he said he had had dinner with the Family on three occasions; each time Manson sat alone on the top of the large rock...
Did anyone else in the Family get up there?
Only Charlie.

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Mehso-so

If you're looking for a true crime novel that has pretty much every detail of the case recorded, this is definitely your book! However if you're looking for more background information, as I was, this probably isn't the right book for you to turn to.

You can read my full review here:
https://sumisbooks.weebly.com/book-reviews/helter-skelter-by-vincent-bugliosi-an...

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BeansPage
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Is all this information really necessary? I mean, being detailed is one thing but do we really need to know the dimensions of the blade used? I don't get it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Carissa-Green-Reads That‘s why this book is about a million pages long! 😜 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Every single gory detail was why I had to DNF that one. 2y
Lostinagoodbook I guess some people really like those kind of details. Armchair sleuths. 😊 Not me though. get to the point! 2y
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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This is the second true crime case I'm reading about! All together, I downloaded 20 true crime novels and I plan to download more tomorrow!

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TamTracy
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Classic true crime. Took me too long to finally read this one! Such an interestingly disturbing case. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lizpixie
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#7books7days

Post a book that made an impression on you every day for seven days.

I snuck this book from my Auntie Noelene‘s bookcase when I was 12yrs old. It scared the crap out of me but it also gave me a lifelong love of true crime. And the 60s. The story of Manson & his cult have stayed with me for over 35yrs.

emilyhaldi Such a good one!!!! 2y
marleed Haha. I did a similar thing and snuck my dads copy of The Exorcist to my room while he was out for the evening. It was my first all nighter because I knew I wouldn‘t be able to finish it once I was caught. It scared the crap out of me and I had to act like it was no big deal. For this reason, his copy of Heltor Skeltor was not touched by my tween hands! 2y
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Very interesting

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JeniReadABook
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🌟🌟🌟

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AmyG
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Congrats @Lizpixie on your milestone! #LizPixies3x3giveaway And thank you for the giveaway!!!

My three favorites in my favorite genres-
1. Fiction - To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Mystery - The First Deadly Sin
3. True Crime - Helter Skelter

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DarcysMom
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I am going to read this as fast as I can before I listen to A Member of the Family. Fortunately, I am pretty familiar with the details, so I should be able to zip right along.
#librarybook

Crazeedi Omg, I read this years ago, very good!! 3y
LazyLibrary This one is great! 3y
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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! 3y
Tanisha_A 😍 3y
GatheringBooks very nice! 3y
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CocoReads Gorgeous view! 3y
britt_brooke So beautiful!! Hope you‘re having the best time! 3y
Reecaspieces I enjoyed this book and that view 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And gorgeous view! Enjoy! 3y
LibrarianJen Glad you‘ve had fun on your vacation! Good job staying motivated🙌🏼 3y
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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