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 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.

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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