Book The One Hundred And Eighteenth

Ganglands: Brazil by Ross Kemp

Luiz grew up around the gangs in Rio De Janeiro. He left that life behind years ago, but now, to save his sister he must return to the slums and infiltrate one of Brazil’s most dangerous gangs.

Basically what Ross Kemp has done here is take everything he learned making one episode/chapter of his show/book Gangs and mcguffined a fictional character into it. (The second book in the series – about another gang Kemp investigated for his series – comes out next year.)

This was quite good. Nothing that flash, and entirely redundant if you’ve read the non-fiction version, but Kemp wrote this in large part for reluctant readers of the teenaged male variety, and I think it would be great for them.

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