Kenneth Toomey is an eminent novelist of dubious talent; Don Carlo Campanati is a man of God, a shrewd manipulator who rises through the Vatican to become the architect of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood. These two men are linked not only by family ties but by a common understanding of mankind's frailties. In this epic masterpiece, Anthony Burgess plumbs the depths of the essence of power and the lengths men will go for it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
My favorite Burgess book, this one is a faux mega-blockbuster. It allows Burgess to tell the story of the 20th Century from the point of view of a very naughty man who is caught in most of the major ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - simplicimus - LibraryThing
This novel is considered a forgotten masterpiece by many. Maybe it's because of my lack of erudition, but I simply found it slightly contrived and exceedingly boring. Read full review