With the dark nights, reading is back on the menu here in downtown Asdee. The favourite right now is Robert Harris’ “Conclave “. It’s a thriller set in a fictional conclave in the Vatican. Based in just two rooms, the Sistine Chapel and the Santa Martha boarding house, the main character is Cardinal Loneli. Doubt is seen by him as central to faith. There is also a Cardinal Tedesco, an intelligent ambitious conservative.
Ray Keane says he reminds him of himself, James Duggan really likes Cardinal Loneli but Norelle Whyte’s favourite character is the French nun whose intervention is crucial.
It’s a powerful read.