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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In the series, for example, when you start to like Immortal because he seems like a likeable sort of villain, he tortures a little girl.

Matteo Salvini threatens to remove Gomorrah author’s police protection

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 happens around Naples.

They only talk about it when there’s savaino than savianp deads a day Saviano is less concerned with the life of the mob bosses though he does look at that than with the effect the mob Camorra has on society.

My stomach would twist, my eyes would open wide. The first 30 pages are the hardest as you are getting use to style, but then, hold on. In taking on Saviano, Salvini seems to be siding with those Italians who think the writer has been too critical.

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.


It is refreshingly jarring to read a book which links this violence with the run-down kids and sweatshop workers who drive it all — that does not, in other words, glorify it. He takes us through the internal family wars which leave hundreds of Camorristi dead, while a few outsiders fall victim as well: German authorities struggle to curb Russian mafia care home exploitation A law introduced to clamp down on care services fraud in Germany is having little effect, according to media reports.

Organizationally, the book is not 5 stars. I just analyze it in my narrative. The further away I get, the more I write about it. For a frickin hour and a half without stopping except when he was interrupted by applause. Of ik het boek leuk vind, lees je nu op mijn blog! Jun 16, F. A book about youth without God in a city that has become only more infernal since Gomorrah was published.

‘Gomorrah’ author Roberto Saviano: How Mafia children become stone-cold killers

Read at your own risk. The amount of violence that Saviano details is shocking and xaviano. What we have is isolation, civil and legal attacks — Salvini criticised me [ threatening to remove his police protection ] as a minister, not as a person, which is unusual. It’s just another part of The System — meaning the dense web of Camorra-controlled activities whose agents and beneficiaries extend not just up into northern Italy, but across Europe and, in fact, around the world.

Not all, but most. I do it knowing full well that it generates hatred, isolation, contempt. That was a conscious decision, and something I also did in the film. Fasten your seat belts!

You have started to focus a lot on children — with this recent novel, talks in schools and campaigns against bullying. I interviewed the survivors in jail, and there was great humanity there.


Now with a new preface to mark the ten year anniversary of publication, Roberto Saviano’s groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller which has to date soldcopies in Italy alone. Do you still think so? He tells the story of a priest who dared speak out against the Camorra simply by publishing open letters to the church community — these letters are arguably the most moving part of the book — only to be shot dead in his church.

One abandoned quarry near Naples was found to have 58, truck loads of illicit waste in it.

What Saviano talks about is equating the Italian Mafia to an octopus whose many tentacles wrap around and suffocate every aspect of life on the land. The title of the book comes from a text by Giuseppe Dianaa parish priest in Casal di Principe who was killed by the Camorra in March Fashion, drugs, waste management, construction The book concludes exploring the criminal involvement in construction and waste disposal.

Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano

Retrieved from ” https: Magliulo tried to breathe, swallowing and spitting sand, blowing it out his nose, vomiting, chewing, and twisting his neck. Print Print this page Permalink https: There are people who spit on me.

Part of Naples is very hostile towards me.