A Review of "House of Cards" by Sudha Murthy.

by Safia
(U.A.E)


"There was a small village in North Karnataka with a population of five to eight thousand.It boasted of a beautiful lake with a temple on its shore. The area was dotted with trees." so begins Sudha Murthy's book "House of cards". What I enjoy most about Sudha Murthy's book is the endearing glimpse into villages and towns of Karnataka. These descriptions are so pleasing to the heart,they have to be read to be enjoyed. Like this one-"The Full Moon day was celebrated with great joy and all relatives and friends came together for moon light dinner at the side of the lake or mango groove." If your are a lover of such descriptive tales then you will enjoy this and other books of Sudha Murthy.


Coming to the story of the 'House of Cards', it's the story of Mridula who stays in the village of Aladhalli. Mridula even though born to a well to do family, is brought up in the most simple lifestyle and beliefs. Mridula's traits of austerity and frugality is interesting and a pleasant change in this material world where joys are associated with material things. She doesn't have love for anything material, yet loves and lives life to the fullest. A line oft repeated in the book is how it seemed the sun rose for her only and the rainbow colors were meant for her only. Mridula enjoys life in her village,teaching, cooking and sketching.

Mridula finds a husband like herself, who has less demands and needs from life. They move to the city and from there life begins to change for them. Mridula's husband, a doctor, who serves patients considering it as his duty eventually succumbs to the cruel ways,demands and pressures of the rat race. If we can't race ahead,we will be left far behind is what he experiences, hence he too leaps in race and eventually succeeds.

New found success and wealth brings many changes in her life. To read more about that and how she deals with them read the "House of Cards"



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Apr 24, 2016
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longing for love
by: anuradha

a beautifully written novel by Mrs Sudha Murthy...its a relfection of Many indian ladies who crave for affection and love from their family members...MONEY is essential in life, but it often brings unhappiness in realtionships.

Feb 27, 2016
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EXCELLENT
by: CHUPACABRA

ITS A FANTASTIC BOOK WRITTEN BY SUDHA MURTHY.
IT IS ALL ABOUT SHE HAD FACED HER LIFE AFTER MARRIAGE. SO, I ASK YOU ALL TO READ THIS BOOK........................................................................

Feb 21, 2016
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madam sudha the best
by: bidisha das

a very real story i have seen in most of the indian homes.thanks 2 madam sudha murty for this novel.i am sad thinking that this is a real story of one of a girl .

Aug 23, 2015
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House of Cards
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"House of Cards" is a book written by Sudha Murthy. The review of this book shows us the old village of North Karnataka which is famous because of its beauty. This place is doted with trees and have a beautiful lake with a temple in its middle. This village is kind of a house with different characters and tells us how everyone sails in the life.

Apr 16, 2015
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very touching
by: Miny

Nice book. Love the way Smt. Sudha writes. Its a house of different characters and how each one sails in life.

Dec 07, 2014
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Thanks
by: Safia

Thanks for the comment Lakshmi.I have liked all her books so far!

Dec 03, 2014
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House of cards
by: Lakshmi

Well written one another simple n powerful story by Sudha Murthy.. There are many instances with which many of us can relate to.. It was well time spent by reading this book As sudha Garu rightfully said it's for all Mridula silently suffering

Jan 07, 2014
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Thanks for the feed back
by: Safia

Glad to read your feed back Zaree.

Jan 07, 2014
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A looking forward to read feel after I read your review
by: zareena

A looking forward to read feel after I read your review

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