Yay or Nay: Nay. I found it pretty boring and didn’t like how the characters panned out though am an ardent fan of Sudha Murthy and her writing. Here is what I think of the book House of Cards by Sudha Murty.
Review: The novel narrates the story of a wife and the journey of her husbands life, the ups and downs in it. A story that talks of the family and the trifles of a wife, a mother. What and why the various things the protagonist did was something that was really frustrating to me. Probably because I do not believe in, always sacrificing, supporting, never expressing attitude at the cost of yourself.
The husband in the story, just lived his life and changed his values accordingly without giving a second thought to his wife or her feelings. It quite felt like House of Cards was written in a hurry, which is quite unlike Sudha Murthy. The author always takes her time to explain characters, stories bringing in the values in time. What I did like about the book, was how it portrayed, a mother and father’s influence on their children. How the parents behave, talk would be the foundation to the value system of a child.
House of Cards by Sudha Murty, speaks eons on morals, making you realize certain things. But it also leaves you with a vacant and an angry feeling for the woman to have been soo vulnerable.
My Takeaway: Always speak out. You are as important in a relationship as the other person. Never take your loved ones for granted. Also remember, your children are watching you, and will eventually be a reflection of who you are in many ways than you seldom realize.