House of Cards

House of Cards

Book - 2014
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Francis Urquhart is Chief Whip and he has his hands on every secret in politics and is willing to betray them all to become Prime Minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young political correspondent. She faces the biggest challenge of her life when she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels. She is determined to reveal the truth, but she must risk everything to do so.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2014
Edition: Media tie-in edition
ISBN: 9781492606611
1492606618
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dob
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 22 cm

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An epic political tale of greed, corruption, and ambition--based of the popular Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey.

The book that inspired the hit TV show was originally set in Great Britain. But the scheming and secrets remain the same.


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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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