My Rating : 5 /5
I religiously have been following the ritual of starting my year by reading a book by Indian Author. This time I chose Sudha Murthy’s House of cards. And when I pick up a Sudha Murthy’s book, I know what to expect. Her writing will be simple and her characters and stories will very relatable and up-lifting. Same with this book as well.
Mridula a small town girl marries a simple man Sanjay with expecting only love and respect from him. Though Sanjay initially was down to earth and abided by the rules but faced a lot of discrimination in his professional life and he started holding everything in his heart which changed him in to a stone hearted and money minded person. While Mridula remind the same Sanjay changed drastically and that was the main reason for their difference of opinion. He even bought up his son on his own terms who also never cared for his mother until the end when he realises his mistake. What Author Sudha Murthy has tried to show here is not only being unfaithful to your spouse is bad but being untrustworthy as well. Though Sanjay never had any habits nor he cheated on his wife but never trusted her in money matters and was very secretive about so many things while Mridula was an open book and that broke her heart. Well, I was happy that towards the end Mridula finally gathered herself and chose her own path.