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Conclave: A novel (edition 2016)

by Robert Harris (Author)

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Title:Conclave: A novel
Authors:Robert Harris (Author)
Info:Knopf (2016), Edition: First American edition., 304 pages
Collections:Loaned from Library
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Tags:Literary Fiction

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Conclave by Robert Harris

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A pt-boiler. A 21st century take on the conclave story. With Islamic terrorism and oppression of Catholics in the Islamic countries, a trans papal candidate etc. Shoes of the Fisherman, in its day, was better, but in the same hyper drama key. ( )
  BraveKelso | May 17, 2017 |
A masterclass in how-to structure a story, weave character and setting, keep multiple personae in focus (as Harris has done throughout his 'Cicero' books), and educate while entertaining. A one-sitting read. ( )
  Parthurbook | May 15, 2017 |
Robert Harris knows how to write a page-turner. This time he turns his attention to the choosing of a new pope. The cardinals are segregated away from the outside world in the Vatican, and doubt, politics, ambition, corruption are exposed after each round of voting. It had the momentum of a thriller, shed a little light on a process I knew nothing about, and a totally unexpected ending. ( )
  LARA335 | Mar 28, 2017 |
Interesting but simple story line. Fast read. Nothing really special ( )
  cmaese | Feb 23, 2017 |
Even though I am not Roman Catholic, I thought that it was extremely interesting to be made aware of the process and protocol associated with the election of a pope. The plot was rather simplistic. The conclusion of the election was very much a surprise. ( )
  66usma | Feb 19, 2017 |
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Even voor tweeën in de ochtend verliet kardinaal Lomeli zijn appartement in het Paleis van het Heilig Officie en liep haastig door de donkere kloostergangen van het Vaticaan naar het slaapvertrek van de paus.
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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 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.

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