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by Robert Harris
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Tannat
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
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...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it 4 years ago
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...
JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it 4 years ago
Excellent page-turner. Robert Harris certainly knows how to tell a good yarn.
nicky2910's book reviews
nicky2910's book reviews rated it 4 years ago
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...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 5 years ago
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 ...
Dem
Dem rated it 52 years ago
A captivating and intelligent thriller that takes us inside the Vatican for an election of the new pope.I wasn't entirely sure I wanted to read this novel but something about it's cover drew me to the book and the fact that a couple of my goodread friend's enjoyed it I knew I had to step outside for...
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