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Gangs II
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Ross Kemp has spent the last few years travelling around the world to meet gangs from some of the most dangerous places on the planet.
This is Ross 2nd book on the subject and it accompanies the TV series shown on Sky1
In this book Ross documents his visits to Colombia, LA California, Poland, Kenya and Liverpool.
In Colombia he goes to the slums to meet a group called the paramiltlies who claim they have laid down their arms in an attempt at peace but Ross discovers otherwise.
In LA he meets up with the Black, Mexican and Latino gangs that are turning the southern part of LA into a war zone.
In Poland he meets up with the hooligans of Polish football who are causing the same mayhem on terraces in Poland that the English hooligans caused on the terraces in England during the 1970's, 1980's. And 1990's.
In Kenya Ross visits during the most turbulent time in the country's history and speaks to tribal group members who claim they are looking after the poor people who have been abandoned by a alleged corrupt government.
Ross also learns about the glue kids living in Kenya' slums.
In Liverpool he meets two young boy gangs who are raging a battle in one of Liverpool's council estates and are using weapons that wouldn't look out of place in a military arsenal.
A very interesting read that leaves you wanting more answers that the book and Ross can hope to give.
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on 25 January 2011
Following the fantastic read of the first book it had a lot to live up to and it certainly did that. I particularly enjoyed the sections on East Timor and Kenya. It certainly opens your eyes to the unsafe environments that people live in all over the world and highlights the poverty and slums that millions of poeple worldwide have no choice but to live in. This is usually hidden from the rest of the world, showing the amazing areas that tourists see but not what is a few miles down the road. Ross and his team have certainly made us more aware of what is actually going on in our world and I hope him highlighting the situation means something is done to change it. The book I feel gives a more intimate account especially of the level of danger that Ross puts himself and his team into and the dangerousness of the people and weopens he meets. As you read further into the different gangs it is made apparent that the less government control and the higher level of poverty leads to more dangerous gangs. A fantastic read, certainly worth 5*s!
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on 5 February 2013
I found the first Gangs book more enjoyable and have read it on a few occasions. This seemed a strained attempt to follow the first by covering more of Kemp's encounters with gangs around the world. An ok read, but not a patch on the first book
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on 7 April 2013
ross kemp again exceeds expectation with the sequel to his first book. this is just as informative and entertaining as the first one and definetly worth a read, even if you have not read the first one before
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on 31 July 2014
informative and interesting; a real eye opener. the candid nature of the text and the efforts to find both sides of the story single this book out as more than just a catalogue of the worlds gangs
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on 13 April 2013
I bought this as a present for my father in law who watches the tv series and he thought it was a great read! A good buy and a good price!
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on 25 November 2011
I couldn't put this book down when i started reading it. So addictive and really informative. Can't wait til the next book!
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on 2 March 2013
Rk goes in to every little detail and he is not scared to go face to face with the big guys
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on 9 February 2015
Love ross kemp. He makes you feel you are right there with him
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VINE VOICEon 14 June 2009
The material covered here fascinating; Ross Kemp has certainly gone a long way to meet some very disurbed and disturbing people.

However, it is another case of the interiewer being an actor, chosen more for the supposed resemblance between a character he has portrayed and the people he meets, than for any particular skills as either writer or interviewer or expertise on the subject.

The result is that although Mr. Kemp is an engaging chap, he spends an awful lot of time telling us *his* adventures and reactions, rather than those of the people he meets, who are the ostensible subject of the book.

Still, it remains the case that the organisations he has spoken to are well worth reporting on, and Ross Kemp remains likeable throughout, and commendably lacking in pomposity, so, even with the flaws I've described the book is worth a look. And maybe I'm being a little harsh on Mr. Kemp too - if it wasn;t for his soap celebrity status, maybe some of his interviewees would not have been so willing to talk to him?

One further warning - this is a narrative of what he did, and what they said, without any further attempt to organise the material. I have not seen the original documentaries, but, given the style of the book, I suspect that there may not be much new material here. Those who have already seen the documentaries may be disappointed.
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