House of Cards

House of Cards

eBook - 2014
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The #1 bestselling novel that inspired the hit Netflix series

A dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, House of Cards reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power.

Francis Urquhart has his hand on every secret in politics-and is willing to betray them all to become prime minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young reporter who has a knack for finding the real stories hidden behind the spin. When she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels, she vows to reveal the truth. But to do so she must battle her own demons and risk everything, even her life.

House of Cards is a classic political thriller reinvented for a new generation.

"This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." - The Independent

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc., [2014]
ISBN: 9781492606628
1492606626
Characteristics: 1 online resource (391 pages)

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Jakedesnake
Sep 09, 2016

It's hard to get into this novel at first but, once you do, House of Cards is a masterpiece as far as thrillers go. Francis Urquhart is probably the most developed and interesting antihero in any book I've read. I've never watched the Netflix or BBC series, but reading this book made me want to plunge into the latter.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

This is a well-plotted tale of intrigue and ambition in British parliamentary politics, the first of a trilogy. Much more restrained and believable than the BBC adaptation. The latter has inspired a U.S. version, which I haven't seen.

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thegreatmagnet
Jul 17, 2012

Worth a read if you're a fan of the BBC miniseries, however in my opinion this is a rare example of the film version being superior to the book.

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