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The Confessor

by Daniel Silva

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The Confessor by Daniel Silva
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2003, 400 pages
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    Feb 2004, 416 pages

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kinkazzo

Very fast paced and interesting topic: of course, the Vatican has already gone through many an intrigue recently. Just think of the Masonic P2 scandal, the crack of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and the "suicide" of Vatican businessman Calvi under the Blackfriar Bridge in London...! And more, with Bishop Marcincus of Vatican Bank fame, now an exiled pastor of souls back in the States, and banker Sindona killed by a poisonous coffee whilst in jail... And so on and so forth.
So, Silva's novel is quite to the point.
What I cannot understand is why can't writers get foreign language dialogues right. They do all other research quite accurately, but not the foreign language! I wonder why... By coincidence, same happens in another book of similar import (ANGELS & DEMONS by Dan Brown , also a thriller on Vatican intrigues). In the specific case of THE CONFESSOR, whenever Italian is used, the words and/or spelling are mostly wrong. Pity: it would make it so much more real.

Ah well, can't be too picky...

A good novel all the same. Bravo Daniel! check the review
Dee Townsend

So why is it "politically correct" to attack the Roman Catholic church, even in fiction? It is a completley racist book, which seems to be most popular only against catholics.

I understand there are books written that the holocast never really happened! And people are appalled by such blatant lying. So they should receive this latest book of Daniel Silva.

All religions go through traumatic times, when we even had a Pope's illegitimate son become Pope, but this is a vitriolic attack on the church.

Is his next book going to be about how African Americans caused their own slavery? Or that the Jewish people were to blame for their own nearly annihilation. Visit the holocaust museum to see how the Jewish people of Europe suffered and then tell me who in the WORLD helped them

Age 70
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