The best-selling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today's Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet--where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men. The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine... show more
The best-selling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today's Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet--where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men. The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast the
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Pages no: 304
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...
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 ...
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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