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Subject: charles manson
Date Posted: 6/19/2007 4:01 PM ET
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i read his autobiography... absolutely amazing, really interesting. id recommend it to anyone interested in true crime/serial killer books

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Date Posted: 6/21/2007 4:17 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/21/2007 7:00 PM ET
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thanks, i made the graphic myself :D


and i agree about sharon tate... that's all you hear about her is how she died, not how she lived.

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Date Posted: 7/18/2007 12:34 PM ET
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Thank you for posting this!  I enjoy true crime books and never thought about reading anything on Manson.  Recently requested Helter Skelter... excited to read.




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Date Posted: 7/19/2007 4:46 PM ET
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I have seen a couple of interviews recently with members of his "family," both of whom are still serving time in prison.  One was very remorseful for her behavior.  The other was...well, she seemed a little mentally ill, and still not really convinced she did much wrong.  It's interesting to see these women as middle aged adults.  They were so young in all the video footage that you always see.

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Date Posted: 7/24/2007 9:06 PM ET
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Helter Skelter was great.  Totally scary, but very detailed and interesting!

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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 10:47 PM ET
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Did anyone see the last episode of Ghost Hunters this season?  The investigated the house Sharon Tate and others were murdered in and got some strange audio- scary, but it also brought tears to my eyes. 

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Date Posted: 8/12/2007 3:24 PM ET
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I remember the news coverage of the murders so well. Although you would think by, what was it, 1969, we would have been nearly shockproof, numbed by all the events in this country and abroad, but it was very shocking to us. I read Helter Skelter some years later and learned that the newspapers had not told us but a fraction of what had happened.

I remember reading somewhere that interviewers say you're never quite the same person after talking with Manson. I suppose it's like - who said it? - when you look into the abyss, the abyss looks back at you.


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Date Posted: 8/26/2007 12:04 AM ET
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I also remember being glued to the television after they had found Sharon Tate and her friends. I also read Helter Skelter when it came out. I also believe that Charles Manson is a lot like Jim Jones and Hitler, it's unbelievable the way his followers did what he told them to do. I can't imagination having someone rule me like that.

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Date Posted: 8/26/2007 12:51 PM ET
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I thought HELTER SKELTER  was good and scary.  How did he get his followers to do what he wanted? I would say the various drugs and alcohol used might have helped.

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Date Posted: 8/27/2007 2:55 PM ET
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Helter Skelter really opened up the True Crime Genre. That was the book that led me to the career Im in now (courtroom clerk). I recently wrote to Vincent Bugliosi and was surprised and pleased to receive a handwritten letter back from him.

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