Monday, January 30, 2017
Conclave: a novel/Robert Harris/286 pgs.
The Pope is dead, and Cardinal Lomeli is responsible for the conclave that will determine the next leader of the Catholic Church. 118 cardinals from around the world will cast ballots until the next pope is chosen. Factions of cardinals end up banding together, and eventually a handful of "candidates" remain as the ballots are counted. Of these candidates, secrets from some of their pasts start to surface. Who will become the next Pope? The reader is led on a slow moving journey to get the answer to that question. It's an interesting novel, and one that I recommended to anyone interested in a fictitious account of the election of a pope.