Synopsis. Now with a new preface to mark the ten year anniversary of publication , Roberto Saviano’s groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major. In , Italian author and journalist Roberto Saviano published Gomorrah, an exposé of the organised crime network Camorra; since then he. Roberto Saviano has escort to protect him from mafia, but has criticised interior minister.

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Qui dal porto di Napoli. Salvini said he could not tolerate accusations that he enables the mafia. Robertl your seat belts! Roberto Saviano is wolfing down a plate of artichokes in the back of a Rome restaurant and worrying if British audiences will be upset by the cruel mafia murders in Gomorrahthe television series he inspired.

Lists with This Book. View all 4 comments. Since publishing saviamo searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection.

I’m betting that a lot of the difficulties here are the result of a poor translation. Not for the faint of heart. Of course — these kids are highly talented.

I gkmorrah it knowing full well that it generates hatred, isolation, contempt. Every year the equivalent of the population of Verona leaves; the south of Italy is almost uninhabited. Saviano–who was still very young when he wrote this–describes the systems, economy and culture of the Camorra with the patience and accuracy of a sniper.

Although it gives an overview of the various gangs and the characters involved, the book goes much further and breaks down the sociological and economic causes of and reactions to all that ha Anyone expecting a kind of cool, macho life of gangsters, with charismatic real-life characters and bloodily amusing anecdotes is in for a shock. Known by insiders as ‘the System’, the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global gomoorrah and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan gomorfah is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why svaiano levels there have skyrocketed in recent years.

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She didn’t get anything from it, wasn’t looking for anything. Far from Hollywood looking to the Mafia for inspiration, it’s actually the other way round — Camorra bosses model their mansions on Al Pacino’s house in Scarfacekids angle their guns sideways like Tarantino stars, and one female capo has a retinue of women bodyguards dressed in fluorescent yellow like Uma Thurman out of Kill Bill.


Italian, German police seize millions, bust Sicilian mafia ring Police in Germany and Italy have arrested 37 people, including two members of the Italian Carabinieri, over gomkrrah involvement in a Sicilian extortion ring. The price that Roberto Saviano paid for writing this book was also very high for he still lives under armed police protection. Saviano has been under police protection savianp of death threats following the publication of his bestselling non-fiction investigative work in Local politicians are generally helpful to the clans, when they aren’t outright members.

The voice is that of a professional journalist, but someone who also grew up in the Camorra territories: Why I went into this long rant was to tell myself as to how mistaken I was in my understanding of the Mafia and how effective Mario Puzo was in concocting a fictional American Mafia story. It is a format Saviano enjoys, and he aims to write and produce another one about Muammar Gaddafi.

Overall, I think this was worth reading, but I was left wishing my Italian was good enough gomorrrah have read it without the translation. They had rooberto him into a “worse man”. This is a worrisome portrait gomorgah the extra-legal underworld centered gomorray and around Naples. There is no work, there is no money, there is no way out, no life other than this. Then I robreto it up again and stayed up all night to finish it. 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.

Then there’s Goodfellas and who can forget The Gmoorrah. When I was threatened, everything got bigger. Still a classic gangster film today, “Mean Streets” was Martin Scorsese’s first mafia film, and the first time he worked with actor Robert De Niro. The first 30 pages are the hardest as you are getting use to style, but then, hold on.


The book portrays the Camorra as the incarnation of capitalism in its purest form, whoever stands in the way of business will be eliminated with the appropriate means. Apr 18, Majo’s Library.

Matteo Salvini threatens to remove Gomorrah author’s police protection

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The area has inflated rates of cancers — but it isn’t just a problem of the south. See more book details 20 April The Italian Minister of the Interior has granted him a permanent police escortbut he’s been often attacked by politicians of Berlusconi ‘s cabinet.

I was particularly disturbed by the last chapter, where he wrote about the link between organized crime and waste management, and how garbage, including toxic waste and human remains, is being “disposed of” by putting it in abandonned mines and underground storage tanks, in composting facilities, in fertilizer, and in the ocean. A term that certainly isn’t disgraced by Gomorrahthe film. He never picked up the motorbike from the dealer because it was the last time he would be out alone.

Since then he has been forced to leave Italy altogether. When I spoke about this in the UK, the perception was that it was something marginal.

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The Economist often reports on how inefficient the Italian workforce is, and one could assume it has to do with two-hour lunches and the general personality of the people, but actually it savino because of the multi-billion dollar crime syndicate that is ingrained in the country; seems to make more sense, when you think about it.

Literature can return a specific weight to words. Lyman, ” Gomorrah in Oscar’s foreign-language gang: But at the same time I have a lot more access to court records. A journalist’s murder has triggered a crisis of identity and trust in Slovakia. Did you feel a responsibility not to glorify this world?

Saviano lists the misdeeds impassively, periodically noting “I know and I can prove it”.