The Cardturner is a story about a card game call Bridge. Alton is forced by his mother to spend time with his rich blind uncle, in hope of getting some money from his uncle will. Alton’s uncle is an experience player, during the time that Alton spends with him; he needs to accompany his uncle to the Bridge studio where his uncle plays Bridge. Although his uncle is blind, he was still able to play Bridge, Alton would tell him the cards that he possessed, and he would tell Alton which card to play. As the story progress Alton and his uncle’s relationship deepens as he learns more about his uncle, as well as the game that his uncle loves: Bridge.
The Cardturner is a fiction story, but at the same time it does teach you more about the game Bridge to understand the story better. I’m amaze at the fact that the author was able to write footnotes to explain the Bridge, but at the same time you are able to skip the footnotes and still understand the story. This gives choices to the reader; if they want to learn more about the game, they can read it, but if they are reading it for the story they can skip the footnotes. Although I found the beginning of the story interesting and I really enjoyed reading it but toward half way into the story I did not enjoy the story as much I as I did in the beginning, and find the ending unsatisfying. Overall, Cardturner it was unique and interesting and I really enjoyed reading it.