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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I’m either at the Nobel academy having a debate on freedom of the press, or I’m inside a windowless room at a police barracks. Jul 18, Michael Finocchiaro rated it really savino it Shelves: E’ un punto di vista straniato e fermo al tempo stesso “fermo” nel senso di fermezza, coerenza, dirittura morale.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. No trivia or quizzes yet. Read reviews that mention organized crime roberto saviano well written toxic waste police protection cosa nostra southern italy highly recommended italian mafia waste management around naples must read gomordah this book lost in translation great book last chapter reading the book garment industry port of naples southern italian.

Shows how soft crime and business mesh.

Oct 17, Roy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: What do you like most about Ssaviano View all 18 comments. Una obra que le va a suponer verse amenazado de por vida, porque aunque pase el tiempo esta gente no olvida.

Once you finish, definitely read Extra Pure, his analysis of the cocaine industry.

Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano

The book is subdivided into eleven topics that are mostly unrelated, which kept throwing me off as I was expecting the author’s “personal journey” wording on the cover to have a semblance of a start and an end. Gomorra film author to leave Italy after mob death threats The author of the book th I saw the movie first. Sadly, but realistically, Saviano does not offer any solutions, but casts light on the problem, and in doing has done an impressive job of investigative journalism that is enlightening, depressing, and enjoyable, though not the best choice for beach reading in Capri.


Saviano roebrto obviously a local, otherwise he’d never have gotten access to the people and information he presents in Gomorrah. The Camorra are much more numerous than Cosa Nostra or the ‘Ndrangheta, and waviano more deadly — they’ve been responsible for more deaths than the Sicilian Mafia, Basque separatists or the IRA. He had been serving 26 life sentences and is thought to have ordered more than murders.

I have two recurring dreams. But I was 26, I was very young and I thought nothing would ever happen to gomorrrah. Preview — Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano.

It has been 11 years since Saviano received the first threat — 11 years since the characters in his book began weaving themselves into the fabric of his life. I think that everyone roberti to steal something from me, or at least trick me – use me. Bt you get tired of being the person who has to comment on Italian crime and corruption? A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street.

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He has become a global phenomenon whose stories have won the admiration of Martin Scorsese and Salman Rushdie.

The book describes the clandestine particulars of the business of the Camorraa powerful Neapolitan mafia -like organization. From Wikipedia, robegto free encyclopedia. Loading comments… Trouble loading? I wish everyone would get off America’s back about how we need to pollute less and recycle more, that we need to have more equal opportunity and basically just be better all-around.

His prose is passionate and floral, and could use some editing when he is opining at the end of chapters, but when he is reporting on events and ideas, he writes more solidly.


Earlier this summer I enjoyed a podcast by one of the members of Wu Ming. Gomorrah was described by some critics and other Italian authors such as Wu MingCarlo Lucarelli and Valerio Evangelisti [4] [5] as part of a turbulent, heterogeneous stream in Italian writing called the New Italian Epicwhose representatives are particularly keen on producing not only novels and non-fiction narratives, but also real UNOs, Unidentified Narrative Objects.

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.

Roberto Saviano: “Criminals model themselves after my characters”

The writing is terrible and inconsistent. I have tried to show the machinations to avoid elevating it saiano mythical status. Open Preview See a Problem? But I already had a second contract and I was buying a motorbike… If I could go back in time, I would return to that September.

The man breaks down in tears. A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Robertk 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.

What I didn’t expect was to hear about the Camorra controlling all the merchandise flowing in and out of Naples port; or how they have taken over Italy’s waste disposal industry. Oct 26, Katherine Liddy rated it it was amazing. There are paragraphs of hyperbole attempting to be literary followed immediately by paragraphs that are nothing more than lists of names robertp places American readers are unlikely to be familiar with.