"Leo, ”the Chinese” Carmona says neither if the Arlandarånet or the Cartel in his famous book"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"Gangstermemoaren is several hundred years old, with classics such as Lasse-Maja, the P-F Lacenaire and Carl Panzram. And the interest to read their life stories does not seem to reduce. "
"Now, the Game is the game, the morddömde Leo ”the Chinese” Carmona livsberättelse, which he wrote in collaboration with Cyril Hellman. "
"the Game is the game is entertaining, well written and its themes are recognized: förortsångesten, the abuse, the bad conscience vis-à-vis the grandmother, the questionable tjuvhedern, the adrenaline, the cocaine, the community, the betrayal, and of course: dreams of the big heist, the big love, the big car and the big apartment in the city."
"nSamtidigt presented the book in a way that makes the reader uncertain. Carmona and Hellman, both as a writer, but the text is told in the I-form and described by the publisher as a ”literary story” that is ”based on the stories around the” Carmona. In an interview with Carmona, I see it also referred to as his ”first novel”. "
"Nowhere may the reader some clues as to how and why it was created, how many times and for how long, Hellman visited Carmona in prison, how the mood in the visiting room was. "
"two Additional flaws drag down the book: mainly, I miss the story of the legendary left-wing hip hop band Cartel (2008-2016), which was established by Carmona in a Finnish prison. In addition, it says nothing about his involvement in the biggest robbery in Swedish history, ”Arlandarånet” – but maybe that came his high-profile recognition for the late to get the place."
"nDesto more valuable is that the book contributes with new details and stories from the bloody civil war which raged around the turn of the millennium in the exiljugoslaviska mafia: the most infamous murders are committed at the restaurant Brother Tuck, and at Solvalla."
"Cyril Hellman is one of Sweden's foremost and most original journalists. The stories from his time with the socialist kurdish forces in northern Syria belongs to the most loaded I've read in the last few years. "
"But the Lapidus-sounding game is the Game will not be remembered as one of hellman's more important efforts – even if his journalistic skill is evident in the text's ”voice” with its specific dialect stays strong, and personalized from cover to cover. "
"nSom in the most gangster-the memoir, the reader may feel the smell of the bottom of the world nervous dangers, without fearing to lose their privileges. And perhaps there is also a recognition and a longing for the freedom of a life lived outside the state framework. "
"How big a difference is there really between the dreams of the free market struggling individuals, and the black market? "
"What else than money, power, respect, anything that can raise you above the crowd, make you someone important?"
"Any publisher want to give out the books."
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