The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and twenty Cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them... show more
The Pope is dead.
Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and twenty Cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election.
They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals.
Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.
Publish date: 2016-09-22
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
Did I read the same book as everyone else? The pope dies and the cardinals have to choose a new one; there's some political intrigue involved, naturally. I've taken this book off my "thriller" shelf because I don't really find that it fits that category. Parts of it were somewhat interesting but o...
I love these kinds of novels. I’m always up for a plot filled with intrigue, who’s going to backstab who, who’s got the dirty secrets and who’s the horrible but cunning bastage that will expose these secrets and so on…. I had to whip out my dictionary for these latin/Catholic terms that are preval...
Excellent page-turner. Robert Harris certainly knows how to tell a good yarn.
The pope is dead... and 117 cardinals are about to seclude themselves in the conclave to elect a new pope. No, make that 118. There are 4 favourites, but as the saying goes: Who goes into the conclave as pope, comes out a cardinal. Although it's mostly talk and introspection, Harris manages to kee...
I think "Conclave" is the best Robert Harris book so far. He's produced an empathic immersion into the closed world of the College of Cardinals, that manages to be compassionate, truthful and have just enough tension in it to keep you turning the pages while still having the people, rather than the ...
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