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review 2018-12-11 17:08
Rich People Problems
Rich People Problems: A Novel - Kevin Kwan

 
Crazy Rich Asians, Book 3

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Again the cast of this book is legion, just like the last two. We do spend time with Rachel and Nick, Astrid, Michael and Colin, Charlie Wu, Kitty, Oliver and we don’t talk to her but Colette also.

The Story:

There is never any good way for me to sum up these books. Too much happens. So here’s a random list of impressions I’m left with. I’m so happy for Nick and Rachel. I’m glad Rachel told off her mother in law, the chick is too pushy. I cried at Su Yi’s funeral. It was a beautiful and emotional scene. Michael is the worst and Isabella isn’t far above him on the list. They did not have to treat Charlie and Astrid that way. However, I am glad that the situation they were put in allowed Astrid to find her freedom and lead to a happier life for herself. (view spoiler) I was somewhat shocked by Colette. I don’t remember much of her from China Rich Girlfriend but I know I don’t like her. I think Kitty’s obsession with her is beyond unhealthy and she needs help. Also when a kid can tell you in a full sentence that he is hungry breastfeeding time is over but I’m nobody’s parent so….

Overall I truly enjoyed this book. There were so many revelations. I do hope Mr Kwan writes another installment.


The Random Thoughts:

Favorite Quote ”Is it going to be like Modern Family?”
“No, more like Game of Thones Red Wedding scene.”


The Score Card:

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4 Stars

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review 2018-10-01 20:38
China Rich Girlfriend
China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel - Kevin Kwan

  Crazy Rich Asians, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

The cast of this book is legion, just like the last one. Though we do spend time with Rachel and Nick, Astrid, Michael and Colin, Charlie Wu and newcomers Carlton and Colette.

The Story:

I’m not sure we can even classify this as a book. It more like a mini epic. All the characters, multiple plots and

Writing: Excellent. With so many characters and stories I never once felt lost.
Forward Motion: Great.
Overall Interest: Very good.
Length of Reading Time: Not too bad.
Re-read-ability: Probably not.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars

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text 2018-10-01 16:55
Monthly Run Down - September 2018
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare - Gabourey Sidibe
Sexsomnia - Sleepless in Manhattan - Anya Omah
The Monster: A Story of NeverNeath - Dar... The Monster: A Story of NeverNeath - Darynda Jones
Immortal Nights - Lynsay Sands
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story - Melissa de la Cruz,Cassandra Campbell
China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel - Kevin Kwan
Lies: The Gripping Psychological Thriller That Will Take Your Breath Away - T.M. Logan

 

 

Books I Read:

 

This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare - 4 Stars - Interesting

 

Sexsomnia: Sleepless in Manhattan - 2.5 Stars - It had its moments.

 

The Monster: A Story of Neverneath - 4 Stars - I can’t wait for the next part to be published.

 

Immortal Nights - 4 Stars - It was so good to visit with the Argeneaus again.

 

Alex and Eliza - 4 Stars - Greatly enjoyed

 

China Rich Girlfriend - 4 Stars - Wow






DNF:

 

Lies - T.M. Logan - Lots of buildup but took too long to deliver. I lost interest.



Currently Reading:



Twilight - Stephenie Meyer - Re-reading...slowly

 

The Emerald Sea  - Richelle Mead - Finishing up the trilogy




Year to Date Totals:



January: 9 books

February: 10 books

March: 9 books

April: 6 books

May: 10 books

June: 6 books

July: 7 books

August: 12 books

September: 7 books

 

2018: 76 books

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review 2018-09-20 21:46
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

Ah, the lives of the obscenely rich and famous! The wealth described in this book was sure to make even the most content of us wonder what it would be like to be THAT stupidly rich and never have to worry about losing sleep over an unpaid bill. Or maybe it was just me, ha! I really liked Rachel and Astrid, both came across as strong, rational women so I was rooting for them all the way. Okay, Astrid may have been a little naive about somethings but I still liked the light she was painted in. Nick on the other hand...soooooooooo naive! I wanted to reach into the pages and shake him every single time he said money didn't matter. If he had lived a sheltered life, it would have made sense but he lived and worked in NY as a professor, so he must have understood that yatch and jet owning would make a difference to someone who's mum put herself through night school to become an estate agent. I mean, really!? Anyway, overall I really enjoyed this crazy, crazy story of excess and drama. The footnotes annoyed the hell out of me at first, but then I got used to ignoring them, most of the time. I didn't realise this was part of a series so I was a little surprised at the almost abrupt ending but I guess this mean I will be tucking into books 2 and 3 very soon...now time to go watch the movie!

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review 2018-08-19 02:52
Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
I really wanted to see this movie and decided to read the book first (and of course go see the movie!). So, this is safe to say a book review and a little bit of a movie review too. The rating is strictly for the BOOK.
The book:
Oh my, so many characters so much going on. It is not just about Nick and Rachel. Rachel's best friend Peik Lin. It's also about Astrid and her husband Michael. Astrid making a connection with someone from her past (Charlie). I thought there was just too much going on. Too many characters to keep track of. I wish the story has just focused on Nick and Rachel. Rachel's family history is also a lot more complicated.****more in the page break
It's an interesting look at location, wealth, culture. 
The movie:
I loved this and will be owning it when it is available to own. 
The movie did focus on Nick and Rachel, breaking down their trip to a period of a week or so as opposed to a whole summer. I just thought it flowed better. The HEA was also very clear. 
Ripped Bodice Bingo: Book That Is Now a Movie
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