(4/5 stars) The third book on the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge is “A classic of genre fiction,” and after scrolling through their list of suggestions, I decided this would be a good one to pick up. Everyone is probably familiar with the story because the movie is superfamous. The book is pretty much the same with a few additional details. I wish it weren’t so familiar because the book is really well put together and it would probably be a thrill to experience the story for the first time through this book.
Book Review: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
(4 of 5 stars) I picked up Helter Skelter in order to meet the second item on Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge: a true crime novel. It’s a good book. Well-constructed, detailed, and insightful. But it’s also very clearly written from a single perspective and comes with it some almost comedic elements of Bugliosi’s own agenda and ego.