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Snowing in Bali: The Incredible Inside Account of Bali's Hidden Drug World by [Bonella, Kathryn]
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Kathryn Bonella lifts the lid on Bali's narcotics underworld.

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Among the island's drug dealers 'It's snowing in Bali' is code that the south-east Asian paradise is full of cocaine. For the men who run the country's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard. Snowing in Bali is the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that's made Bali one of the world's most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. Kathryn Bonella, bestselling author of Hotel K, has been given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali's drug world. She charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and their drug-fuelled lifestyles: filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing. From the highs of multi-million dollar deals to the desperate lows of death row in an Indonesian high security jail, Snowing in Bali is a unique, uncensored insight into a hidden world.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7823 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (20 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009P1WF4E
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,419 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is brilliant, it captures you from page 1, the way it is written you feel as though you know every person in the book as a friend, I have to admit that I read it far too quickly, I just wanted to turn each page over to find out what is happening, I finished the book today, but tonight I will start reading it again, just to make sure that I didn't miss anything. I have never ever reread a book straight away, but this one I have got too. I would also like to read another book with a follow up on what happens to these people in the future. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT.
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I loved this book from start to finish. I simply couldn't put it down and read it in 2 sittings. It blew me away to see this world up close. The book starts with a bang and doesnt stop. Chapter one takes you into a big orgy with drug dealers and models. Very graphic and you feel like you are there. That's why I love this book, and this author's earlier one Hotel K - the writing style is compelling and really carries you into the scenes and the moment.. It moves fast and kept me on the edge of my seat. I bought this book after reading and loving Bonella's earlier book `Hotel K', about a Bali prison,it was shocking and gripping - and Snowing in Bali did not disappoint. Highly recommend to anyone interested in true crime.
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What a book. I just happened upon it by chance and, when I saw that it referenced Peru, I had to take a look. (I live in Peru part-time, that's why it caught my eye.) Well I have to say that it was a right good read indeed! It gripped me from page one and, truth be told, I didn't put it down until I had finished it. It showed me what it's like to be a drug king in Bali and it's an incredible, glamorous, scary and dangerous life! The author writes as if she's lived the life too and has an easygoing style that belies the stark reality she's describing. As I read I kept asking myself 'I wonder if it would be worth it?'. Do those men she interviewed completely regret their choices? I really don't think so, and it intrigues me to no end. While I don't agree with what they did on a moral scale I wonder if I myself, when faced with the choice to become a drug dealer in a country where drugs get the death penalty, would I have said yes or no? What man wouldn't be tempted by the lifestyle? The money? The women? The cars? Like I said, it's a great read and I highly recommend it. One thing's for sure; it will leave you thinking.
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An absolute must read for all of those fly invincible twenty somethings in surf shorts heading to Bali with an empty boom..
A stark lesson in the treachery and duplicity and absolute dishonesty involved when you live in a world inhabited by criminals, and where poverty is rife.
I still couldn't help but like some of the people whose story this is, all human at the end of the day!
Thank you to the author for the amount of work and time invested in this book.
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I loved this book. Was thinking of reading the others by this author but put them on my wish list for now so I dont get stuck in a Balie drugs rut. Fantastic insight into drug dealing life! I only read it because I had an amazing holiday on Bali and had no idea it was like this there.
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I love this book! I read the the other two before and I loved those too.Its so gripping and exciting. The characters are really interersting and funny. I almost wish they didn't have to be where they are now but life is all about choices.
I hope there will be another book out soon :) No pressure Kathryn
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A wealthy playboy is running scared. His years of drug dealing are over. The cars, the girls, the fun. All over. A snitch has been arrested - he must run.

Meanwhile, a rat scuttles across the filthy concrete floor of Bali's Kerobokan Prison. A prisoner serving years for drug trafficking grabs it, kills it with his bare hands and cooks a 'tasty meal'. A mentally disturbed woman, naked from the waist down, has sexual intercourse with a male prisoner through the bars of a cell.

Going deep inside Bali's underworld - spending hours, weeks, months, talking to Bali's most dangerous criminals is why journalist Kathryn Bonella's books are bestsellers. Most journalists would shy away from interviewing these characters. Choosing instead to limit their research to libraries and newspaper archives. What if it goes wrong? What if they are accused of being a cop? What if the prisoner turns violent or makes demands? With corruption rife, no guard will save them. No editor would dare send a journalist on such an assignment. It's too risky. The decision to enter the lions den has to be the journalist's alone. As a leading authority on Bali's underworld, Bonella invites us into a world that the tourist has no idea about. As they calmly enter a bar, and smile at the man working the door - they have no idea he is a member of a notorious gang (it begins with L but I won't type it in case they kill me!)

Snowing in Bali (snow is dealer-speak for cocaine) is my most 'edge-of-seat read' since Hotel k. The dealers are risking a lot - just discussing their crimes could cause a lot of problems for them. And that is why the book is so enjoyable. We are seeing into a world that we are not supposed to.
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