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on 14 January 2018
“In God’s Name” will leave readers with little doubt that Albino Luciani, the humble, honest man who became Pope John Paul I, was murdered.
Unfortunately, this heinous crime is established in such forensic detail as to leave the reader somewhat stultified. The middle section contains long and exhaustive details of Vatican banking practices, for example. Useful in establishing motive, but also agonisingly dry.
Overall, the book does a good job of making us feel for the late Pope, but it would benefit from a more streamlined approach.