Summer is about to end
The House of Cards Complete Trilogy: House of Cards, To Play the King, The Final Cut by Michael DobbsBeing a huge fan of the Netflix show, I figured it was high time to give the source material an honest look. Bottom line: stick with the show.
I say that as objectively as possible - yes, I was first introduced to this storyline by the show, so I may have a predilection for it, but th books get worse and worse.
The first book is quite solid and is, clearly, the basis of the show. Conspiracy, greed, deceit, murder, all set within the politics of the highest office - this is good stuff. Naturally, the show hews pretty closely to this first book, so there are few surprises. But Im glad I took the time to read the original.
Books two and three are just a slog - To Play the King has its moments, as it pits PM Urquhart against the church and makes for an interesting story, and is clearly The Empire Strikes Back of the series, insofar as our hero survives but is left a bit the worse for wear.
The final book, The Final Cut, is a disappointing train wreck. A piece of Francis past is dredged up from nowhere and serves as the macguffin for then entire story, a story whose ending you can see coming from page 50.
Honestly, if youre considering reading this series, just read the first one - as a standalone its a great read. But then go back to the Netflix series.
Dear Everyone: Labor Day Is NOT The 'End Of Summer'
You represent the end of the dog days more than Labor Day, more than the equinox and even more than the plummeting mercury in our thermometers. We may be excited for the kids to expand their minds and unleash their daily dose of energy. But as adults, we refuse to accept that summer ends when the school bell rings. Let your kids plan the Labor Day Weekend festivities. Three days. Ideal temps. Unlimited imagination.
Some of the happiest days in our life take place during summer. This is why a lot of people tend to get sad, as the beautiful carefree days of summer will come to an end. Summer ends and autumn is about to come. He who would have it otherwise will have high tide always and a full moon each night. Sponsored Links. Summer is definitely one of the best seasons.
Honestly, it seems like there is maybe one week of summer we can actually enjoy. In June, everyone is thinking ahead to the July 4th weekend, or muttering something about how it "doesn't feel like summer yet. In August, stores are filled with backpacks, school supplies and fall clothes. Then there is the ultimate indicator of not-summer, which is the appearance of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which millennial women mark on their calendars as the summer version of Groundhog Day. Already, people are Instagramming the hell out of their cups and rhapsodizing about sweater weather. Summer is not over.
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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old summer ending quotes, summer ending sayings, and summer ending proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. Sylvia Plath. By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer. Helen Hunt Jackson. One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.