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House of Cards 3: atto finale

(Francis Urquhart #3)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,094 ratings  ·  85 reviews
L’ultimo capitolo della trilogia che ha ispirato la serie di culto House of Cards, l’opera più avvincente mai scritta sul potere: un romanzo senza sconti per nessuno, ormai un classico tra i political thriller.

Sono passati dieci anni da quando, grazie a una lunga serie di sotterfugi e manipolazioni, Francis Urquhart ha raggiunto l’apice. Ora si appresta a diventare il prim
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Paperback, 525 pages
Published March 5th 2015 by Fazi (first published January 24th 1995)
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Mirya
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Magari gioverebbe ricordare alle CE che non siamo dei completi idioti. Che ci accorgiamo, quando ci cambiano il terzo libro di una trilogia sull'onda di una serie televisiva. E che ci arrabbiamo.
Nei primi due libri di questa serie, che secondo me era in origine splendida, noi seguiamo Francis mentre conquista il ruolo di Primo Ministro e poi si scontra col re. Ne leggiamo le evoluzioni, le pianificazioni, ne sentiamo il cinismo, a volte anche la crudeltà. C'è lui e ci sono i suoi nemici e basta:
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Matt
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dobbs ties off the House of Cards series with a bang and pens, perhaps, his best novel of the trilogy. Diving head-on into a Thatcheresque prime ministership, our main character, aptly nicknamed “F.U.” forges ahead and tries to lay the groundwork for a place in the history books as the longest serving prime minister of the 20th century. Little does he know that his actions from decades past will come back to haunt him as his own party stands fractured and on the brink of disaster. Add to that, a ...more
Hastings75
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series so was looking forward to the closing chapter of FU's reign.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this last book in the series. It felt like the author had lost his way and was just trying to fill in the pages so he could get to the end - which, in truth, is not a bad ending.

Maybe one too many novels in the series??? For this reader, the answer is a resounding "YES"!!
Adrianna Kowalska
Po ekspresowo przeczytanym drugim tomie House of Cards szybko wzięłam się za „Ostatnie rozdanie”. Naprawdę wciągnęłam się w tę serię przy poprzedniej części i mocno liczyłam, że finał wciągnie mnie równie porządnie. Niestety, ale po pierwszych stu stronach czułam się mocno rozczarowana. Dlaczego? Przekonacie się, jeśli przeczytacie recenzję do końca.
Od wydarzeń w ostatnim tomie minęło około dziesięć lat. Francis dalej jest premierem i tylko kilka miesięcy dzieli go od pobicia rekordu urzędowani
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Dominic
Well I can tell you I am very happy to have finally finished this awful book. I continued reading after 200 pages jest because I had read the first two, vaguely hoped it would improve towards the end (it didn't, if anything the end, without giving away spoilers, was the most disappointing and pointless part of the book) and because I really hate leaving a book unfinished. However the end of this one was so bad, rushed and hacked that I now wish I had.

Like in the first two books you can't help bu
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Ben Dummitt
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was actually my favorite book of the trilogy although it had one huge problem. What happened to the story that was unfolding at the end of the 2nd book? In 'To Play the King' we pretty much end with FU having gotten royally served and yet this book picks up a decade down the road with him having become one of the most successful prime ministers in history. This is an oversight of Terminator 2 sized proportion. Otherwise I thought the book was great. I enjoyed the story thoroughly, even if t ...more
Maya
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Последното раздаване" слага достоен финал на трилогията за Франсис Ъркарт, заплитайки гъста мрежа от външно- и вътрешнополитически интриги, голяма част от които се развиват в Кипър. На техния фон образът на Ъркарт излиза (слава Богу) от едноплановата плоскост на гадняра-политик, в която го беше позиционирала втората книга, и придобива значително повече дълбочина, дори известен трагизъм, който накрая преля в малко излишна помпозност. Въпреки това, Добс продължава да доставя удоволствие с ироничн ...more
Tom Hayward
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The whole series was a great read, especially as a huge fan of the Netflix. Urqohardt, and Underwood are similar in almost every way- savagery, affairs, bullying to gain power, vulnerability at times, etc. One has to wonder if the show will end in the same fashion that the book ended. I am excited to watch HOC season 5 on Netflix now!
Христо Блажев
Последното раздаване решава как Франсис Ъркарт ще остане в историята: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/p...

В първите две части от поредицата Ъркарт водеше упорита и постоянна борба – първо за да получи властта, а сетне за да я задържи в битка с краля. Той не подбираше средствата за тази цел и в крайна сметка получи своето – не просто победа, а пълно унижение на враговете си, публична клада, която жадните за развлечение маси да зяпат с наслада. Точно с една такава клада, но истинска, започва к
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David
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Francis Urquhart's reign as Prime Minister has come to an end. I don't think this book could have been written any better. It was a perfect way to end the trilogy. Urquhart kept up the scheming until the very end, and when you thought that everyone was against him, they'll all mourned for him. No doubt the best book in the series, and I sure will miss Francis Urquhart.
Andrea Enzo Romano
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
solo i grandi se ne vanno come FU!!!
Duncan
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superb
Himanish Prabhakar
First, I want to admit that I first saw the TV series then I read the book. I didn't know about the book until I saw the TV series. After watching the first episode I was keen to read the book, but I was also afraid that it may spoil the fun of TV series so I waited for seasons to finish one after another and then I read the book accordingly.

My review is 4.8 stars for the complete series.

Yeah, you read it completely right that this book is the highest ever rating I have given to any Fiction book
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jamesblue
Dawno się tak nie wynudziłem podczas lektury jakiejkolwiek książki. Naprawdę.
House of Cards skończyło się na pierwszym tomie. Był to wówczas doskonały thriller z trzymającym napięciem i błyskotliwymi postaciami. Pozostałe dwie części to jedno wielkie nieporozumienie. Ale skupmy się na trójce. Głównym zarzutem, który wymierzę przeciwko tej powieści jest zbyt wiele niepotrzebnych wątków. Wiem, że Cypr to interesujący wątek, ale nie w tym wydaniu. Autor wprowadził zdecydowanie za dużo bohaterów, g
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Bartek Fiszer
Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
Oh boy. Wystarczy powiedzieć, że trylogia House of Cards generuje więcej emocji niż serial Netflixa, który zaprezentował ją nowym czytelnikom. Francis Urquhart, w całej swojej angielsko-szkockiej powściągliwości, jest postacią bardziej demoniczną niż typowo amerykański zły Frank Underwood. Nie mogę jednak przeboleć tego, co z finałem tej historii zrobił autor. To cały czas jest świetny thriller polityczny i jako zamknięta historia o władzy, jej ciemnych zaułkach i ludziach u władzy, którzy zrobi ...more
Jim
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an odd book, because it all but ignored the middle book in the trilogy. Francis was Prime Minister still, after a debilitating series of blows in that second book that this book......pretends didn't happen? None of his antagonists from Book 2 are mentioned, nor is Stamper (hilarious in his way in the middle book). I seem to remember Dobbs writing in the forwards (which I admittedly let my eye pass over so I could get to the good stuff) that he'd shifted and changed some things because o ...more
Vincenzo
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: politics, thriller
According to me this book is not related with the first two books of the series, except from the title and the name of the main character FU. Even the name of the wife is different and, differently from what happened in this chapter, is better characterized and has a relevant role. She is not just an appearance. Anyway I think this chapter is far more better than the 2nd book of the series. I liked and the story is deeper, i gave a point less than the first one because in some steps it looks slo ...more
Kitten
An interesting conclusion to an intriguing series. I thoroughly enjoyed the sarcastic comments, quips and off-the-cuff insults the politicians hurled at each other.

The character of Elizabeth is a mixed success. She is an intelligent force to be reckoned with in this book, far more like her counterpart in the Netflix series than in the previous two books. However, therein lies the rub - the previous books firmly established her as a bit of a silly, shallow socialite. It's hard to take the change
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Asha Gopalakrishnan
Like most trilogies, the first book is the best, but the final one is satisfying, nevertheless. Just a nagging feeling that it's not the perfect ending - the villain dies a hero, without any remorse or heroism, but the wickedness is what makes this series so good...
Alicia
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as strong as the first book.
Daniel M Mardle
The first two thirds dragged a bit and didn't engage me all that much, though not enough to make me give up, but then it really picked up taking us to the ending for FU.
Lisa Brantly
Nov 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The BBC series was amazing. The books didn't really measure up. This one was awful. What happened to your editor?
Sue
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: k
This last book of the trilogy rather dragged for me. I almost didn't finish it but wanted to see if Urquhart finally had to face the consequences of his actions, especially those in Book 1.
Sonia
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
If you liked the first (and the second) stay away from this.
Robert Nash
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant conclusion. The hubris of politicians is breathtaking.
Stuart Haining
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good end to the series, surprising finish !
James Ellis
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well you don't see this coming! Excellen trio of books following the lovable villain FU.
Jackie G
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hope all "House of Cards" fans will read this trilogy - it was terrific.
Em
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Mike Smith
"Great men are usually bad men. I intend to be a very great man"

I changed my star rating for this book several times during my progress through the final part of Michael Dobbs' House of Cards trilogy. After working my way through the first 120 pages or so it was a mere two star snooze fest. The first book and name sake of the trilogy House of Cards captivated me from start to finish while To Play the King although lacking the end to end thrill was a highly enjoyable read. Surely it could not be
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Michael Dobbs was born on the same day, in the same hour as Prince Charles in 1948.

He is the son of nurseryman Eric and his wife Eileen Dobbs and was educated at Hertford Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford University. After graduating in 1971 he moved to the United States.

In the USA he attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, which he
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Francis Urquhart (3 books)
  • House of Cards (Francis Urquhart, #1)
  • To Play the King (Francis Urquhart #2)