‘Gomorrah’ bravely details organized crime in Naples

Roberto Saviano's rat-a-tat nonfiction storytelling about Naples' organized crime is compelling and brave. When there's a brutal Camorra killing, Saviano, a Naples native, seems to arrive on his Vespa just in time to see the body. This book courageously expresses his anguish over the suffering of Campania's citizens under a system that combines the worst of the Old World (feuds, silence) with the more dubious advances of the new (globalization-enhanced trafficking).


Gomorrah



Roberto Saviano, translated by Virginia Jewiss

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

$25