My Robert Harris mania goes on! As if I hadn’t had enough of him after reading the Cicero trilogy, I have now read his latest title, Conclave. And it’s a pretty good one, y’all.
I find it funny that, coming from such a strongly Catholic country, I am so ignorant about most aspects of that faith. I had no idea what happened after a Pope died, or how a new one is elected. I’m not just talking about what we see in the news, but about all the nitty-gritty procedures that only the cardinals know about.
As always, Robert Harris proves to be a very elucidating man. Not only does he write novels that grip you and never let go, but he also lets his knowledge seep through his prose and inform his readers. Now I know much more about choosing a Pope than ever before!
But let’s discuss the novel itself, shall we?