Review: Conclave By Robert Harris
4.5Overall Score

An interesting look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Vatican City.

Plot: 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 worldโ€™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.

Remarks: This was not only a gripping book for me, but an educational one as well. Honestly, I don’t know much about the Pope and what goes on behind the scenes so it was great getting a bit of inside knowledge – especially what happens after a Pope dies and the voting process thereafter. I also liked how Robert made the process dramatic and full of twists and turns. I loved the characters in the book as well. I felt as if I really connected with them and Robert’s writing made me feel like I was right there in the room with them. A book like this does get a bit technical so I did get a bit lost at places, however, the story needed the technicality explained. This is a fantastic read.

Rating: 4/5

Published By: Penguin Random House

Conclave is out now at all good book stores.

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