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Conclave - Robert Harris

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Published: 17th October 2016
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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.

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of ten bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, and An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Several of his books have been filmed, most recently The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.

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5.0

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    I thought Conclave was a great read but I am a fan of Robert Harris; VERY enjoyable

     
    5.0

    Another example of a logical alternative

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      Comments about Conclave:

      An interesting approach to the election of a pope. The attention to detail is such that Harris feels it necessary to add a disclaimer about possible similarities with the "present' Pope. The politics and machinations of the Vatican are looked at in a way that avoids some of the vitriol now evident in other places. I recommend the book and the suthor.

       
      3.0

      An interesting and informative introduction to the vatican

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      from Nelson Bay Australia

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      • Detailed process for selecting the Catholic Pope

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      Whilst a novel, it really gave detailed information about the process for selecting a Pope.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this book again

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        Excellent. I was engaged from page 1

         
        4.0

        Inside the Vatican

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          I like to read a chapter or two each night before going to bed. This has been and interesting and informative read about the workings of the Vatican

           
          5.0

          Read it in one sitting - un-putdownable!

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              Comments about Conclave:

              A thrilling look into the machinations behind the election of a new Pope. The viewpoing is from Cardinal Lomeli, a man of belief and hard work. It is a character driven story of friendship, deceit and self-questioning. Well written and a real page turner. I recommend to those who love excellent, character driven thrillers. This certainly is one.

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              "Harris' superlative skill at depicting power politics makes this an irresistibly gripping papal page-turner." Sunday Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR "Robert Harris is incapable of writing a substandard novel." -- Alan Johnson Observer, BOOKS OF THE YEAR "A master of producing thrillers of ever-tightening suspense, full of insider analysis of political power and the treatment of momentous events ... gripping ... more than a crime novel, it is also a psychological and political thriller ... Conclave is a triumphant addition to Harris' acclaimed output" -- David Grylls Sunday Times "I am about to use a word I have never knowingly used in any review of any book ever. During my 25-odd years of writing about books I have done my best to avoid cliches, slipshod summaries, oracular pronouncements and indeed anything else that might appear emblazoned on a book jacket. Nonetheless, there is only one possible word to describe Robert Harris's new novel, and it is this: unputdownable" -- Ian Sansom Guardian "Gripping ... like an ecclesiastical version of House of Cards" The Times

              ISBN: 9780091959173
              ISBN-10: 0091959179
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 304
              Published: 17th October 2016
              Publisher: Cornerstone
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.3
              Weight (kg): 0.39