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This is the typical case of the book being better than the movie...and the movie was GOOD! I love a story with history and this book is just that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ersula
Love the book just don't compare it to the movie. Better the 2nd or 3rd time around reading it since it has so many characters.Published 6 months ago by Destiny Bunn
The story is incredible and you get a real sense for life as a gangster in the favela. I think the translation into English may have taken away from the experience. Read morePublished 10 months ago by elsid
Various stories are simultaneously being told by the author at once. This makes it a little difficult to follow, but also keeps you turning the pages (at least for a while). Read morePublished 20 months ago by JQ
Why did the author call this area "City of God" - I dont get it? I saw the movie and I dont believe it explains it there either. Read morePublished 22 months ago by gypsyartist
I saw the movie City of God with subtitles, unfortunately not from the beginning. I read the book because I wanted to get a better picture of the story being told. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Fayola
Cidade de Deus (City of God), actually, the devil's city, a favela (slum), part of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Ken Brimhall
The tough life of crime in the favelas, documented in a interesting style. Definitely similar to the movie, but different enough to be worth reading if you haven't seen the film.Published on November 16, 2012 by CloudJP