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Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536974 (0385536976)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
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One for the Books
One for the Books rated it
4.0 Fun, Interesting read
This novel is supposed to follow the lives of Nick and Rachel, a young couple, who think they know each other and themselves. However, they come from different backgrounds. Just how different? They soon find out. The novel focuses on the family of Nick and their extreme wealth and the insanity that ...
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
1.0 Crazy Rich Asians
piss poor writing. flat caricatures. predictable plot and not the least bit amusing. how did this end up on people's must read lists?
Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it
5.0 Crazy Rich Asians all those things and more
I haven't had this much fun reading a book in ages! I'm really lucky to live in a city with an incredibly diverse Asian population. And even luckier to have had many friends over the years whose moms cooked me amazing food from all parts of Asia. So right off the bat, I was all over the food referen...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
0.5 A bunch of rich people. Who happen to be Asian.
What was billed as an epic, fictional look inside the jet set rich families of Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. was a bore. Too many characters with constantly changing viewpoints really never works for me. Rachel is an ABC (American Born Chinese) who has been invited by her boyfriend, Nick, to visit hi...
52 Book Minimum
52 Book Minimum rated it
4.0
Rachel Chu has NOOOOOO idea what she’s getting into when she agrees to accompany her boyfriend Nick to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. As professors struggling to make tenure in New York City, Rachel and Nick live a very modest lifestyle. Little does Rachel know that Nick’s upbringing was ...
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