O Último Papa

29 de Setembro de 1978 O mundo desperta sobressaltado com a not cia repentina da morte do papa Jo o Paulo I,eleito sumo pont fice apenas 33 dias antes.A explica o oficial do Vaticano n o deixa d vida quanto causa mortis um enfarto fulminante decorrente do prec rio estado de sa de do papa.2006.A jornalista Sarah Monteiro volta de f rias a londres Ao chegar em casa,enc29 de Setembro de 1978 O mundo desperta sobressaltado com a not cia repentina da morte do papa Jo o Paulo I,eleito sumo pont fice apenas 33 dias antes.A explica o oficial do Vaticano n o deixa d vida quanto causa mortis um enfarto fulminante decorrente do prec rio estado de sa de do papa.2006.A jornalista Sarah Monteiro volta de f rias a londres Ao chegar em casa,encontra estranhos documentos sua espera uma lista em que figuram v rios nomes e uma mensagem cifrada.A partir desse momento,sua vida passa a correr riscos iminentes, e ela se v imersa em uma trama em que est o envolvidos membros sem escr pulos de Igreja,pol ticos corruptos e mercen rios dispostos a vender sua alma a quem pagar mais.Para muitos, chegado o momento da verdade o que realmente aconteceu durante os breves dias de pontificado de Jo o Paulo I Que planos foram contrariados de maneira t o abrupta naquela noite fat dica em que ele recebeu a lista secreta de nomes E,em suma,a quem poderia interessar a morte do pont fice
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  • Title: O Último Papa
  • Author: Luis Miguel Rocha
  • ISBN: 9788500024122
  • Page: 360
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “O Último Papa”

    1. Rocha weaves a historical event with great action. He pulls no punches when it comes to the corrupt nature of the Vatican and presents a strong 'assassination' rationale for the death of Pope John Paul I. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative and the interspersed historical explanations of key Vatican characters.

    2. OK, you know a book is in trouble when it takes 50 pages to explain the denouement. Somewhere in this book is a fun thriller, but it gets bogged down in crummy writing and the attempt to be cinematic. Apparently this was a best seller in Europe. It must be better in Portuguese. Bottom line, its an easy read (if you don't get bogged down by too many characters with no names) and a convoluted mess.

    3. I honestly have no idea what happened in this book. I feel bad because I read it cover-to-cover. I haven't read Dan Brown, but this is exactly what I expect Dan Brown's writing to be like. But because this author is Portuguese I hoped it might be better (for whatever reason; hi, welcome to my brain).I just it's not even worth reviewing. If there was a legitimate timeline to the story it might have had a chance. But if you label one chapter as taking place in 1978 I assume the following chapters [...]

    4. Here's the deal. I pride myself on finishing what I start. Part of my OCD, I guess. This book was in a bag that my mother gave me last time I visited. I really really REALLY tried to get clear through this book. Took me two weeks of reading maybe 10 pages at a time. I could never even find anything interesting to help me with this goal. Finally on the weekend, I thought, ok, I can do this. With only 70 pages left, I can do this. Took all day Saturday to choke down 30 of the final 70. Then, I hav [...]

    5. A must read for someone to understand Vatican's most dark secrets and incomprensible facts.Luis shows an amazing knowledge on the subject, a deep research work and a fluid writing, very easy to follow and taking the reader on a pleasure journey we wouldn't like to end.Wonderful book.

    6. Adorei.Acção. Conspiração. Intriga. Suspense. Ficção e alguns factos históricos.Estes são os ingredientes que gosto num livro e neste caso estão cá todos.Recomendo.

    7. This is a good spy/thriller novel and a very quick read. It's the kind of fast-paced book I like to read just for the fun of it, so I didn't go into it with any expectations, other than to be entertained by some "what ifs?" for a few hours.It's written with a blend of historical fact and fiction - the facts being that Pope John Paul I died after only 33 days as pope in 1978 under circumstances that seem somewhat shady. The author uses this as a jumping off point for the fictional part of the sto [...]

    8. Depois de muitos anos a ler JRS e Dan Brown, começava a achar que a formula do triller estava esgotada e estagnada, tanto na temática como na abordagem. Devo dizer que fiquei positivamente surpreendido com este livro, mesmo sem nunca ter lido mais nenhum do mesmo autor.Para começar, gostei que abordasse a corrupção no Vaticano de um modo mais próximo da realidade que os outros livros do género. As personagens não são cliché, como nos últimos livros que tenho lido, e são multi-dimensi [...]

    9. Started off well with an intriguing plot concerning the death of Pope John Paul I but it fell away in the final quarter. A good holiday read.

    10. Foi o primeiro livro que li deste autor e não me parece que seja o últimoInicialmente tive alguma dificuldade em compreender o rumo da história pois esta desenrola-se em diferentes tempos, num constante vaivém entre o presente e diferentes momentos do passado. Ao mesmo tempo, esses momentos do passado são revelados às "pinguinhas" e nem sempre de forma cronológica (embora acabe por fazer sentido!), o que torna a história bastante confusa e difícil de acompanhar.Pouco a pouco este vaivé [...]

    11. So-so thriller featuring flashbacks to the 'murder' of Pope John Paul 1 back in 1978. A poor imitation of a Dan Brown novel (which is a bad start), but then it has the audacity to claim that everything in the book is true. Even fans of conspiracy theories should steer clear of this book

    12. Parecido com José Rodrigues dos Santos ou com San Brown ou Dan Brown com José Rodrigues dos Santos, etcé me perdi, tal como no livro em que por vezes tem tanta acção que nunca se resolve a história, sobre algumas das actividades da igreja do Vaticano

    13. The thriller part felt a bit surreal I got lost a couple of times but made it to the back cover in the end. On the plus side it made me search a bit deeper into the church processing e.g. conclave and t discover more on John Paul I.

    14. This book is about religious suspense.The story begins interestingly. A priest, who will die in the very first chapter, sent out a very secret document to a journalist Sarah Montero who will become the target of a secret organization that has infiltraded all agencies and most governments in the world. This document also involves the death of the Pope John Paul who died shortly after serving the office and deciding to unroot all dirty works inside the Vatican.The writer brings us back and forth b [...]

    15. If you liked the Da Vinci Code, you will like this book.The Last Pope deals with the conspiracy theory around Pope John Paul I's death. I enjoyed reading this, not so much for the spies and race against the bad guys to preserve good, but more so about the history around John Paul I's death. I was very intrigued by all that I learned. I was only 3 years old when he died so I don't remember any of the scandal but I find it all very intriguing now. It even has a Chicago connection. I also find it i [...]

    16. Similar to some of Dan Brown's work, this book has a lot going on: religious conspiracies, secret societies, murder, intrigue, and some actual history. Also similar to Dan Brown, the author has long, drawn-out pages of character dialogue and narrative detailing various historical points. It's almost a mash-up of various newspaper articles and entries. This isn't necessarily bad, if it's done right.It wasn't done right.The story comes across very flat; the characters have very little dimension, [...]

    17. Este livro foi uma bela surpresa, afinal foi escrito por um autor que conseguiu um lugar no top do New York Times Mas não consigo dar-lhe mais do que 3 estrelas, porque a escrita não é das minhas preferidas (a transição entre o formal e o informal pareceu-me uma tentativa de retirar tensão ao livro e dar-lhe um ar cómico, mas honestamente não me soou muito bem). A acção desenvolve-se rápido e o livro agarrou-me, mas achei as reviravoltas um bocado descabidas :-/ acho um livro óptimo [...]

    18. Anyone who enjoyed The DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons should definitely read this one! The title caught my eye when browsing the World Literature collection at my local library, and. The Last Pope is historical fiction that reads like an action movie or TV show - in a good way ;-) Originally written by Rocha in 2006 and translated by Dolores M. Koch in 2008, I found The Last Pope to have a well paced plot and nice tension/suspense.The subject matter actually is relevant to the recent surprisi [...]

    19. I am delighted about this Author. His books are incredibly thrilling and interesting. I am only sorry I discovered him after his death.I am now looking forward to reading his other books!Maria Carmo,Lisbon, 2 June 2016.

    20. As noted in other reviews, when I travel, I like to find a book by the local (national) writer. When visiting the Livraria Lello and Irmão, I had a chance to find this book. As one of the quotes (from Publishers Weekly) stated, it is “sure to please conspiracy buffs.”This is a fast-paced book, around the death of Pope John Paul I, and of course a conspiracy about the death by a partially secret society, who felt he was going to remove some people from key positions in the Vatican.The story [...]

    21. Gee, what can I say it was an interesting enough book, with a combination of historical events with current-day repercussions/consequences, sort of. The unexpected death of His Holiness Pope John Paul I after only 33 DAYS as Pope has obviously been the fodder of all kinds of conspiracy theories. This book uses that event as the keystone of the storyline. I read this book as a piece of fiction that was reasonably-paced with the modern "oh, no, secret papers will bring the truth to light" storyli [...]

    22. Il libro più brutto che ho letto quest'annozi, a ben pensarci, negli ultimi dieci anni!Un mix tra "Il codice Da Vinci" (da cui sono state copiate intere scene e passaggi) e "Angeli e demoni", un guazzabuglio di vicende in cui appaiono la P2, la CIA, i servizi segreti del Vaticano, spie e doppiogiochisti i cui legami, secondo me, non sono ben chiari nemmeno all'autore!Un libro che si proclama una realtà romanzata ma che invece, alla fine, non è né l'uno né l'altro.Uno stile che vorrebbe esse [...]

    23. This is sort of a B-level thriller, but that said - it does go fast and captures the feel of a movie. I would usually think a book wouldn't be able to capture high speed car pursuits and fights in a book, but I think the author really captures it well. I like the blending of history -- the early, mysterious death of Pope John Paul I -- with fictionalized conspiracy theories. Of course, reading the author's interview at the end of the book, he seems to think there's a lot of fact to it which I d [...]

    24. Rocha gave me a really wonderful adventure. He could smoothly combine facts from Catholic Churches in the past with some fiction characters. It creates such a terrific plots with knowledge (almost of them are history of the Church) which running inside my head every time I read it. Glad to find this book, proud to finish it. Fascinating.

    25. In a last 60 years, a new a lots of intriguing things about the Church, and worldwide happenings this exelent work only put some fuels into the flame in my mind Thanks, I'm still belive! Laszlo

    26. Muito bom, com factos reais a mistura, prende ate ao fim. Luís Miguel Rocha :Os seus livros acabaram por ter uma grande projecção a nível mundial, causando também mal-estar junto dos responsáveis máximos da hierarquia católica.

    27. Rating: 3.5'Why does a man run? What makes him run? He puts one leg in front of the other, the right foot follows the left. Some people seek glory. Others want to win a race or just lose a few pounds. But they always run for the same reason: they run for their lives.'

    28. Good book, ending was kind of weak. It does a good job reminding us of the murder of John Paul I. However, if you're interested in the facts around the murder, read David Yallops "In Gods Name". It was a well done piece of investigative journalism

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