It all It is a Bit Like A Jigsaw Puzzle like a jigsaw puzzle each piece plays a small part in constructing an over arching picture whilst only having limited significance in itselfI am now tempted to read a couple of other texts on the same subject Not because I think I will learn any Sadly it is just out of morbid fascination Come the end of the book even Saviano is suggesting that there can be no end to the cycle of violence unless something truly radical is attempted That can only be legalisation surely a lesser evil For those who trust everything their government tells them THIS BOOK WILL BE AN EYE book will be an eye For those who pay even slightest attention to economic and political goings on this book once again will confirm their suspicions that our entire financial system has become corrupt to the core As much as I would love to see full legalisation of all narcotics and end to mass criminality in our society this is hardly going to happen for as long as we have welfare state I wish the writer many ears of health and prosperity and look forward to his next book I wholeheartedly recommend ou read his book entitled Gomorrah as well as his other works This is hard going in places and the huge number of individuals named particularly in the cartels is overwhelmingHaving said that I found it hard to put down and it is cartels is overwhelmingHaving said that I found it hard to put down and it is fascinating and frightening read at times. Ent A tremendously gripping work of reportage Ian Thomson Evening StandardItalys bravest investigative writer must read nonfiction GImpassioned remarkable Misha Glenny Financial TimesAfter reading Saviano it becomes impossible to see Italy and the global market in the same way again The New York Tim. ,


There and how they came into being a story that is illustrated with continual sickening violence Then there are chapters on Columbia the Ndrangetta mafia in Italy the Russian mafia money laundering shipping pretty much every aspect of the tradeAlong the way we are introduced to an enormous cast of characters many of whom have long Spanish names It is impossible to keep up with them all but it doesn t really matter The come and go live and die are replaced by othersTo read Zero Zero Zero is to wallow in a depravity and barbarism that only humankind seems depravity and barbarism that only humankind seems to produce To describe the murderers and torturers as bestial is to do animals a great disservice It is an immensely sad book and Saviano appears to be a very sad author Who wouldn t be condemned for the last decade to live under armed guard cut off from family and friends unable to live a normal life following very real death threatsuite apart from Saviano s encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject matter what really stood out for me was the uality of the writing This isn t just journalism this is literature The tone word choice and style are superb He even includes short experimental texts on different aspects of the drug cocaine which are all powerful The narrative is gripping although it could be argued that the sheer weight of material sometimes defeats the author s attempts to organise. Talism Saviano realises the brutal truth that to understand narco traffic is to understand the modern world it is revolutionary Ed Vulliamy Observer A dense dazzling dizzying narrative about the to understand the modern world it is revolutionary Ed Vulliamy Observer A dense dazzling dizzying narrative about the violence of the cocaine trade but also the vast unassailable reach of it Rose George I ndepend. ,

I mean cut as in the coke not the fashion sense and the style won t fashion sense And the style won t to everybody s taste It might be a good idea to get the free sample chapter first if ou re a Kindler or read a bit in Waterstones or wherever before buying the book to see if this style works for ou It s than a little elliptical and frankly rather hard workAn extensive faux philosophical introduction tries and fails to make an obscure case that money and cocaine have reversed their roles This is followed by an also faux in this case noir rehash of Narcos Don Winslow etc etc territory before eventually throwing in some stuff about how there are also coke and H dealers in Europe who make lots of money and sometimes get arrested and sometimes escape and it s all so immensely meaningful Philosophically Yeah right I loved this book The author must be a enormous personal risk after writing this He demonstrates how the tentacles and power of the drug cartels all over the world will never be beaten The mind boggling sums of money involved makes corruption inevitable The products they sell never see a recession unlike anything else with the possible exception of gold Very exciting and very illuminating Zero Zero Zero is perhaps the definitive text on the criminal cocaine industry Saviano has produced a work which is all encompassing It "starts in Mexico with a look at the cartels. From the international bestselling auhor of Gomorrah "in Mexico with a look at the cartels. From the international bestselling auhor of Gomorrah searing expos of dirty money and the drug trade reveals how they are at the heart of our lives our economy and our and the drug trade reveals how they are at the heart of our lives our economy and our most important book of the ear Here it is laid bare cartel as corporation corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capi. .

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