Norm Smith Medallist
- Sep 27, 2005
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Anyone read this book by long time Lewis Moran associate Bert Wrout?
According to Booktopia it is not available for sale in Victoria. So I'm hoping someone in other parts might have read it.
Memories of when Underbelly first came out and it was banned in Victoria - funny thing is everybody you knew had a bootleg copy
If I recall correctly Bertie threatened his ghost writer for perceived unpaid dosh
Have a few:
Recently finished "When the Bough Breaks" (sad title hey), on Kathleen Folbigg and the killing of her four young children over a long period of time. Didnt think this was the best book written- i put it down numerous times and took me a while to pick it back up. The case is obviously heartbreaking but i didnt think it went into the court case in enough detail. They actually spend more time exploring the difference between SIDs and other methods babies may or may not die. The extracts from her diary were very interesting reading tho.
One I have from the library which is definitely awesome so far- read 8 chapters in one go, will be finishing this quite soon i think- "Snowtown" by Jeremy Pudney. So many people involved in this case, its hard to keep track of them sometimes! There is like a "family tree" at the front of the book which is a good idea. I have seen the movie a couple of times, so will be interested to see what the book is like.
The cycle of child sexual abuse is evident early in the book. That Bunting tho is a real nutjob.
And also got an anthology (yeah dont normally get these) which looks interesting, called "Cold Cases". Self explanatory title- will probably just flick thru this one, not read it cover to cover.
My deepest, sincerest apologies if this post was too emotional for anyone.
I haven't read Helter Skelter. Though I think there's a copy of it kicking around somewhere at home.
Did start reading a book on Manson called In My Own Words by Nuel Emmons.
Emmons shared a jail cell with Manson during a Manson jail sentence that preceded the murders, and won his trust enough for Manson to confide with him for the book years later.
It covers in-depth Manson's early life, and in his own words.
I put it down after only reading a few chapters because it was just not grabbing me.
I've seen a couple of Bert Wrout interviews lately - though I didn't know about the book til today. I expected Wrout to speak well of Lewis Moran after having been what appeared his sidekick for many years. But old Bert didn't speak well at all of Moran at all.
In fact, if memory serves correctly I think I remember Wrout saying he was glad Lewis was dead - I stand corrected if I I've got that wrong.
A good True Crime series is Great Crimes and Trials of the Twentieth Century. It was an English show from the early 90's, 30 minute episodes. i'd imagine it's on Youtube.
Grab them, I'm pretty sure there were two seasons, possibly more. They were on the ABC, really we'll produced shows.I've seen that on the shelves at the ABC Shop. Almost bought it once. Had it in my hand and then bought something else instead. Might grab a copy next I see it.