Hotel Kerobokan

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Macmillan Publishers Aus., Nov 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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From the internationally bestselling author of Snowing in Bali and co-author of Schapelle Corby's autobiography, this is the shocking inside story of Bali's most notorious jail.

"A fascinating insight into the prison, Hotel Kerobokan included shocking testimonies and black humour" Irish Examiner

"Bonella casts a cool, journalistic eye over some horrific events" Sun Herald

Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, the ironic nickname for Kerobokan Jail, Bali's most notorious prison, which has been home to a procession of the infamous and tragic: the Bali Bombers, Gold Coast beautician Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine, among many others.

Backed up by hundreds of prisoner interviews, the truth about Hotel Kerobokan explodes off the page. In these filthy and disease-ridden cells, a United Nations of prisoners live crushed together in misery. Petty thieves and small-time drug users share cells with killers, rapists and gangsters. Hardened drug traffickers sleep alongside unlucky tourists, who've seen their holiday turn from paradise to hell over one ecstasy tablet.

Hotel Kerobokan reveals the wild 'sex nights' organized by corrupt guards for prisoners who have the money to pay, the rampant drug use, the suicides and killings, and days out at the beach. It exposes the jail's role in supplying high-grade drugs to the outside, the gang that rules the jail through terror, the corruption that means anything is for sale, and the squalor and misery endured by prisoners.

 

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User Review  - zmagic69 - LibraryThing

I thought this would be a good time to read this book as 2 of the Australian smugglers known as The Bali 9 face execution before the end of the month. This is a fascinating look inside a truly ... Read full review

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User Review  - meloncolly - LibraryThing

I had great expectations for this book as i enjoy this genre but i found it read more like a series of articles rather than an actual "story". There were plenty of shocking accounts of life inside ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1 Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan
1
Chapter 2 Thomas
5
Chapter 3 The Headless Corpse
15
Chapter 4 The Great Escape
23
Chapter 5 Lets Play
33
Chapter 6 No Star to Five Star
47
Chapter 7 Touching Paradise
59
Chapter 8 The Womens Block
71
Chapter 14 Animal Farm
163
Chapter 15 With Friends Like These
177
Chapter 16 An Eye For an Eye
185
Chapter 17 Sex on the Beach
205
Chapter 18 Raids
217
Chapter 19 Kerobokan Crew
229
Chapter 20 Room 13
253
Chapter 21 No More Tomorrows
275

Chapter 9 The Blue Room
89
Chapter 10 Plasticine Guards
107
Chapter 11 Terrorists Check In
117
Chapter 12 The Dealers
131
Chapter 13 Rolling the Dice
149
Chapter 22 Operation Transfer
289
Where are they know?
297
Acknowledgements
307
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About the author (2009)

Since studying journalism at RMIT in Melbourne, Kathryn Bonella has worked as a journalist in television and print. She moved to London 18 months after graduating and spent several years freelancing for 60 Minutes as well as numerous English and American television programs, magazines and newspapers. She returned to Australia in 2000 to work as a full-time producer for 60 Minutes. She moved to Bali in 2005 to research and write Schapelle Corby's autobiography, My Story.

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