Gomorrah
by Roberto Saviano
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Published to coincide with the eponymous blockbuster film, Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has be... More

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The only explanation I can come up with for the near-unreadability of the English version is a particularly egregious case of a publisher demanding impossible rapidity from a translator for marketing reasons (probably the US release of the movie). The name on the frontispiece was one I knew and had reason to respect, so I really wasn't expecting this when I bought it for my father: the result is a pretty good argument for passing up even prestigious jobs if the deadline is unrealistic.