Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians

By Kevin Kwan

  • Release Date: 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 848 Ratings)

Description

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

Reviews

  • Easy read

    4
    By GIsymar
    Not going to win a literary award but will fly off the bookshelves. Such an easy book to read when you need to escape the entanglements of the world today. A great way to understand bits and pieces of Singapore culture and nuances. It also reminds me that happiness does not come from any goods purchased but in the compassionate humans we bring into our life. That is our most valuable treasure.
  • New and exciting and familiar

    4
    By Buffalomike1
    Fun and funny!
  • Great Easy Read

    5
    By SonicAllstar
    Hard to put down, as the book weaves between story lines you grow to love the characters. I chuckled, laughed and grew attached to the families. I did not want the book to end!!!
  • Crazy Rich Asians

    2
    By LoadedDown
    This book was long and very soap opera like with subtle humor. The descriptions of the wealth of the characters was over done. The ending was bad. Very abrupt resolution leaving too many unresolved story lines. It was described as a comedy but it wasn't that funny. Maybe because I am not Asian I just do t get it. I wasted my time reading this. I'm very disappointed with the end.
  • Love it: )

    5
    By MAD & AGGRAVATED
    I could not put this book down. It was fantastic. I cannot wait to see this made into a movie!!!
  • beach read

    5
    By okshorty
    skip the gossip mags and read this book during your beach bum days!!! hope there will be a great follow from Kwan.
  • Cotton candy read

    2
    By Tunes4free
    The literature and quality of writing is awful and the descriptions are too extravagant. I understand that the story is supposed to be extreme but the details are in the way of the story if there even is a story. Although there are glaring mistakes in the book, it is a rather intriguing book. The cultural aspects are on point and the lives are well put together. My largest issue is that I don't really establish a relationship with the characters. I finished the book not really knowing the reasons of all their decisions or sympathizing with them. Overall the book could have been better had the writing been better.
  • Crazy Rich Asians

    5
    By TheFunmi
    Great summer read, loved the cultural context, reminded me of some of the quirks in my own culture.
  • Hysterical laugh out loud

    5
    By kelvinchennyc
    I read this book initially with skepticism and boy was I hooked. The characters are over the top, their lavish lifestyles would make any Western millionaire blush. Overall, it is a great fun read.
  • Asian Soap Opera...Meh...

    2
    By SJ Fouts
    This is good beach read because when your under a hot sun and the influence of some pink coconut drink, you won't need many brain cells to concentrate on the plot. I had to start skimming because so many paragraphs just rattled off describing designers and labels...

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