Reviews: House of Cards


About The Author

Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in Kannada and English. She is a columnist for English and Kannada dailies with 24 books and 156 titles to her credit – including novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She has been honored with awards for her philanthropic and literary efforts. She has also received the Padma Shri Award from the Government of India as well as seven honorary doctorates from universities in India.

house of cards


Mridula is a young and enthusiastic woman who hails from a village in Karnataka. She meets Sanjay, an impoverished doctor, and they fall in love and decide to marry and settle in Bangalore. Mridula starts to notice the selfish and materialistic world around her. In the meanwhile, Sanjay decides to leave his current job for a private practice. The job pays him well and with more money comes the desire for even more. This leads to corrupt practices and problems between the couple. Mridula eventually decides that she needs to leave her husband and go out on her own.

My Rating: 5/5

5 stars

This is one of the books that touched my heart.

I loved the writing style. I felt like I was sitting under a banyan tree in an old Indian village and listening to my grandma tell a story.The writing was simple but had depth.
I can’t help but think this is not just the story of mridula, but hundreds of women across India.
House of cards shows reality, how people really are- no sugar coatings.

It starts with mridula falling in love – which is really sweet,then the problems they face and how success changes you.
The thing that strikes me was the reality of the characters.They are people who you meet everyday.How the characters developed through the book was also amazing:
Mridula:- She is the perfect,patient,kind,forgiving,helpful person.Perfect characters usually gets on my nerves,but it did not in this case.She changed from naive to someone who had the courage to leave her husband.
Sanjay:- changes from a honest,good doctor who wants to help people to someone who becomes obsessed with money.He is the type of character you love at first but becomes revolting.
The story was amazing and was not dragging. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a realistic book

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