This Article considers a sociological and structural analysis of the book City of God (2007), of the writer Pablo Lins. The Romance was launched, in its first version, in 1997, for the publishing company Company of the Letters. The book folloies the social transformations why it passed the quarter of City of God. Small crime of the decade of 60 was substituted by the traffic of drugs of the 90, the violence if imposes and the war starts. Not only the war in the slum quarter, but a constant dispute for the power, social ascension and money. The division of the romance is made in three parts and reflects this history from the Sixties: the first part, ‘ ‘ History of Inferninho’ ‘ , it speaks of the time where the misery was the context of the crime in City of God and the assaults and robberies were the way to execute it.

Already the second part deals with the Eighties. This stage is summarized in the increase, hardening and professionalization of the crime and the assassnio and terror as way to assure the peace, necessary for the commerce of drugs. He is ‘ ‘ History of Pardalzinho’ ‘. E, finally, the third part that deals with the war of the groups, of the increase of the violence or the war for banal reasons. He is ‘ ‘ History of Z Mido’ ‘.