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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Some of the stories, for instance about the 14 year old recruits training with body armor are chilling.

Gomorrah has been made into a play written by Saviano with Mario Gelardi and a film directed by Matteo Garrone and produced by Fandango. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Gommorah was the one example of the latter which was discussed at length. There’s an extraordinary scene near the start of Gomorrah that I don’t think I’ll be able to forget.

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In reviewing Garrone’s film adaptation of the book, Christoph Huber wrote: The best chapter “Don Peppino Diana” about a priest who resists traditions, breaks the wall of silence and calls fellow priests to not baptize newborn family members of the godfathers, who names the system what it is: Same with the cabs, who didn’t want more than one cab company operating.

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. They managed zones generating up to half a million euros a weekend, selling weed, huge amounts of cocaine.


His saliva, mixing with the sand, formed a kind of primitive cement, a gluey substance that slowly suffocated him. The combination of talent and confinement have made him prolific, and his writing is now translated into 30 languages. Also, his escort has been questioned. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection.

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It is a genuine book, a gojorrah and brave journalist’s investigation that put Saviano in mortal danger because he is – since the release of this book – under constant police protection.

Death at the hands of a rival family or boss is glory for them. Cell phone companies here get together and fix prices every year. I have two recurring dreams. He has become a global phenomenon whose stories have won the admiration of Martin Scorsese and Salman Rushdie.

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Sviano particularly heartfelt chapter concerns Don Peppino Diana, a parish priest who stood up to the mob and was brutally and stupidly murdered even many of the ‘soldiers’ blanched at killing him. In fact they’re presented here as not so much a crime syndicate as a purified distillation of naked capitalism.


Hope I don’t get whacked for having written this. It happened to Judge Falcone: In the lands of the Camorrah, the organized crime network there are no innocents.

Books ‘Gomorrah’ author Roberto Saviano: Saviano has been under police protection because of death threats following the publication of his bestselling non-fiction investigative work in I think that everyone wants to steal something from me, or at least trick me – use me. The strange thing is they have now opened an anti-slander office in Naples which files complaints against people who they consider to have insulted the city.

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savviano My stomach would twist, my eyes would open wide. Ten boys race through the alleys of Naples on their motor scooters to conquer new turfs. COM has chosen English as your language setting.

All of that said, I was sometimes moved and sometimes disturbed by this book. Studying and moving north seems pointless to them They took him to the beach, tied him to a chair facing the sea, and began to stuff his mouth and nose with sand. Your subscription will gomotrah shortly.