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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

A Darker Domain
Val McDermid
How To Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman
Pandora's Star
Peter F. Hamilton, John Lee
Progress: 485/2241minutes
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Conclave by Robert Harris

Conclave - Robert Harris

Did I read the same book as everyone else?

 

The pope dies and the cardinals have to choose a new one; there's some political intrigue involved, naturally. I've taken this book off my "thriller" shelf because I don't really find that it fits that category. Parts of it were somewhat interesting but others were dull or predictable. I think I have more sympathy with the Church when it's not in a modern day setting. Here its patriarchal attitudes seem almost anachronistic, and I wasn't surprised by the ending. Also, for people who are supposed to sequestered and cut off from the outside world...the cardinals weren't, really.