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Roberto Saviano: Gomora

Knihu som si kúpil na druhý deň ako som sa vrátil z Talianska. Na Neapolskom letisku si ju kúpil kamarát v originálnom jazyku a počas dovolenky sme sa o nej rozprávali. Chcel som ju prečítať ešte kým mám nejaké čerstvejšie spomienky na Neapol a jeho okolie. Začal som ju čítať asi 18.11. a dokončil dnes 19.1. a znova z veľkej časti počas cestovania autobusom.

Čakal som román, ako sa autor infiltruje do neapolskej mafie a kniha bude vlastne nejakým zobrazením vnútorného života kamorry, jej obchodov a prepojenia s talianskou spoločnosťou a ďalším zvyškom sveta.
Kniha sa tak aj skutočne začína, to je dosť pútavá časť, ale asi v tretej kapitole sa z toho stane len kopec mien a názvov, v ktorých som sa strácal a zapamätal som si z celej knihy aj tak asi dve mená. Ak sa v tom človek chce vyznať, treba to prečítať pozorne asi viackrát.

Nedá si nevšimnúť veľa gramatických chýb v preklade, ako keby to po prvom preklade nikto nekontroloval. Ale nie je to zase až také zlé, len si treba občas domyslieť vety. Trochu mi vadilo podľa mňa zbytočné filozofovanie a nejaké pokusy o opísanie atmosféry alebo osôb. Nie vždy to bolo presvedčivé. Zato niektoré udalosti, hlavne tie brutálnejšie, som si vedel dobre predstaviť. Niekedy boli napísané ako policajný záznam autor často používa fakty, čo len pridáva na vierohodnosti. Sú tam aj udalosti, kde autor ide na miesto činu ako keby spolu s políciou.

Páčilo sa mi ako je mafia zapletená do ekonomiky a ako získava peniaze a ľudí. Ako ovláda trh s oblečením, drogami, odpadom, ... . Akú úlohu hrá viera v mafií. Nečítal som podobnú knihu, tak ju nemám s čím porovnávať. Ako nedostatok považujem veľmi zvláštne rozčlenenie knihy, ako keby nemala nejakú pevnú dejovú súvislosť. Dobré na knihe je, že si čitateľ dokáže aspoň trocha utvoriť predstavu o kamorre a iných mafiánskych klanoch z možno nového pohľadu. Mne sa páčilo, že som v knihe našiel dôvod prečo ľudia chcú patriť do takej ilegálnej veľkej organizácie ako mafia.

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