The explosive international bestseller by Roberto Saviano.
Published to coincide with the eponymous blockbuster film, Roberto Saviano's ground-breaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller and has to date sold 750,000 copies in Italy alone. 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. Known by insiders as 'the System', the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years.
In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by 'the System', and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, 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 help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street.
Gomorrah is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.
Best in class if you have an interest in this subject.Written by a local reporter, from.1st hand experiences. Factual, observational, vibrant and expansive. Brilliantly written, engaging and not at all dry. Its not an opinion piece either. The reader is left to make up their own mind on the mortality of the Cammora, why it exists and who really are the bad guys? Is for our insatiable appetite for cheap consumerism, global fashion houses, the government's failure to address real poverty ....????
Absolutely gripping and thought provoking.