Not even Bugliosi's immense ego can overshadow the power of this story, as he carefully guides the reader through the foul-ups, mistakes, misjudgments, and outright fraud that led to a not guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
I enjoyed this account of the five reasons why O.J. literally got away with murder. When reading this, it all makes sense, despite what anyone else might say. Bugliosi has never lost a murder case, and his reasons why O.J. got off in this case are sound and reasonable. An interesting book, even this long after the fact.
I love, love, loved this book. Bugliosi makes the most logical concise review of this unuasual case that you wonder why everyone else had to talk so much!
I might need to learn more about this case before reading this book, but I just couldnt keep reading it. To me, it seems like Vincent Bugliosi was to mad at the time to write this book. He let his anger overtake his writing. It was very repetitive. Over and over on the same issue. Basically this book, atleast what I read seemed like to me, is Vincent Bugliosi saying what was wrong with the trial and what he would had done, if he was prosecutor. I have alot of respect for Vincent Bugliosi. He is a great prosecutor and writer (Helter Skelter), but I think he should have calmed down before writing this book. If you know alot about the details of this case, then this might be a good book, just to read more about it. But if youre not too familiar with the trial and what happen, its probably best to read a different book and learn about it first.
bugliosi barely keeps his temper in check as he excoriates the prosecution, defense, and even the court in this excellent analysis of everything that went wrong in the trial of o.j. simpson (which is literally just about everything!).
"outrage" is a good companion piece to "helter skelter" - but neither is as good as bugliosi's masterpiece: "and the sea will tell."
FROM THE MOMENT O. J. SIMPSON BECAME A SUSPECT IN this double murder case, it was "in the air," perhaps as in no other case within memory, that he might get off despite the conclusive evidence of his guilt.