Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields
|Rating||:||4.31 (982 Votes)|
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A stark, haunting look at the impact of drug trafficking on a town and its people. Bowden, critically acclaimed author of Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing (2009), details the forces that have led to Mexico’s place in the multinational drug business. --Vanessa Bush . Bowden laments the silence on both sides of the border that permits the slaughter that goes mostly unnoted and unreported. Hundreds of millions of dollars flow into Juárez each week, and the violence and corruption that follow yield 200 to 300 murders each year. From Booklist Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso sits Juárez, Mexico, a city so overtaken with the violence of drug trafficking that its lea
Ciudad Juárez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad or Mogadishu.In Murder City, Charles Bowden has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants--a raped beauty queen, a repentant hit man, a journalist fleeing for his life--with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juárez's culture of violence will not only worsen but inevitably spread north.
Charles Bowden is a contributing editor for GQ and Mother Jones; he also writes for Harper's, the New York Times Book Review, and Esquire. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
D. E. Ford said A vitally important but disturbing book. If the angels ever visited Juarez looking for the proverbial one good man, I'm afraid they'd either be kidnapped, murdered, or probably both before their search was over.In his dark, non-fiction novel, Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fi. "Compelling and worthwhile" according to Amazon Customer. At the time I am writing this, there was only one other review, which gave the book a two-star rating. After finishing the Kindle edition,I have to say that I feel the other rating is unfair. At first I agreed with the other reviewer- and I had really wanted to like t. "AMAZING AND TERRIFYING!!!" according to Jon M. Lennon. Wow Mr Bowden's book floored me, I couldn't put the thing down I finished it in about AMAZING AND TERRIFYING!!! Wow Mr Bowden's book floored me, I couldn't put the thing down I finished it in about 3 days. I imagine some people will have problems with Bowden's style, he writes about his experiences in a non-linear way sometimes repeating small fragments I believe the style rein. days. I imagine some people will have problems with Bowden's style, he writes about his experiences in a non-linear way sometimes repeating small fragments I believe the style rein