Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System [Roberto Saviano, Virginia Jewiss] on In , Italian author and journalist Roberto Saviano published Gomorrah, an exposé of the organised crime network Camorra; since then he. Review: Gomorrah by Roberto SavianoRoberto Saviano’s exposé of the Neapolitan mafia is unprecendently intimate, writes Helen Zaltzman.

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We use cookies to improve our service for you. Saviano–who was still very young when he wrote this–describes the systems, economy a When I started reading Gomorrah it gave me nightmares so I had to put it down for a few days.

Also, the writing style is a little weird, stream-of-consciousness, sort of like Hunter Thompson, which, for me, got old pretty pretty quickly. Roberro un punto di vista straniato e fermo al tempo stesso “fermo” nel senso di fermezza, coerenza, dirittura morale. It has been 11 saviaho since Saviano received the first threat — 11 years since the characters in his book began weaving themselves into the fabric of his life.

Un pugno nello stomaco, uno schiaffo in faccia. Really an interesting book, but badly translated; reads like it was translated word for word, the syntax is definitely Italian, not English. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The price that Roberto Saviano paid for writing this book was also very high for he still lives under armed police protection.

robrto How there are numerous communities where a young man can either be a nobody with no respect in a dull steady job, or can have the possibility of riches and glamour in a gang. Not all, but most. The area savisno inflated rates of cancers — but it isn’t just a problem of the south.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Who knows what is really going on in the USA? This has worldwide implications, and my mind is kind of reeling from it. A fascinating look into how criminal enterprises operate in Italy and how crazy huge, broad, and deep they are. Because London has no financial rules: Known by insiders as “the System,” the Camorra affects cities and villages A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano’s gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal.

And even some of the “legitimate” businesses are only quasi-legitimate–high quality knockoffs or counterfeit fashion articles. Phrases, “secrets in the bowels of the economy, sealed in a pancreas of silence” and “micro-criminal excrescence nourished in movies” demonstrate that the prose originates with Saviano. Change it here DW.

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I think that everyone wants to steal something from me, or at least trick me – use me. The first 30 pages are the hardest as you are getting use to style, but then, hold on. In fact they’re presented here as not so much a crime syndicate as a purified distillation of naked capitalism.

Campania has one of the highest murder rates in Europe. Not because of her testimony, but because she thought it was the right thing to do. He never picked up the motorbike from the dealer because it was the last time he would be out alone.


Eastern European organized crime continues to plunder bt has become a lucrative revenue source. Roberto Savino doesn’t just tell us that; he also tells us how the mob ruins society. A History of the Sicilian Mafia. I just wanted him to get to the point. The book never mentions the final questions explicitly but it’s hard to find literature where they are more present than in this one. In his writings, articles and books he employs prose and news-reporting style to narrate the story of the Camorra a powerful Neapolitan mafia-like organizationexposing its territory and business connections.

All that I knew about the book then was that it had something to do with the criminal underworld and its people. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

The author spoke about responsibility and the New Italian Epic. Names over names are quoted.

Mafia uncovered

Whenever a mafioso is in trouble, he hides out in the north, usually in Veneto. Even the president isn’t sure anymore if his country follows the rule of law or the laws of the mafia, Keno Verseck reports from Bratislava. I want to become a boss.

It is an eye-opener as well as a page turner.