Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

eBook - 2013
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Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385536981
0385536984
Characteristics: 1 online resource (403 p.)

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Chapel_Hill_SusanM Sep 08, 2017

So much fun. Dishy brand name-dropping, jaw-dropping wealth (and stinginess), and the right blend of over-the-top villains and relatable good guys. Fabulous!

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armchaircynic
Aug 30, 2017

I had accidentally picked up the second book in Kevin Kwan's trillogy during a Kobo eBook sale, and found it lacking. I decided to try the first one so that I wasn't reading from the middle. This one was just as shallow and the characters were flat. The food descriptions were nice but that was about it. Nothing about the characters made me sympathize with them or like them. My fiance, who is Asian, found the book offensive. He said that it just reinforced the negative and racist stereotypes that Asian people face. He also found it worse because the book was written by an Asian author.

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imaginethat
Mar 28, 2017

This was a delightful novel. Kevin Kwan's writing is engaging (although some of the detailed descriptions of opulence occasionally lost my attention) and the subject matter is flabbergasting. The wealth depicted would be sickening, but for the pleasure of the author's satirical approach, softened by his (and, by extension, the reader's) connection to the human struggles of the most beloved characters, Rachel, Nick and Astrid.

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dblittle
Feb 28, 2017

Loved it! A fun read.

AL_CAROL Jan 30, 2017

What happens when you combine centuries-old clan rivalries, billions and billions of dollars, and young love? Family drama - to the inth degree. Nick Young and Rachel Chu are two young people in love. They are up against some fierce obstacles: traditions, expectations, family lineages, and downright dastardly relatives. This is one truly funny book! Hard to put down. And this is only author Kevin Kwan's first book?! Extraordinary! Would love to see this book made into a movie.

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rkwedel
Dec 31, 2016

Very simplistic; 1/2 of the book is descriptions of elaborate places. Story line is trite

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Reedica
Dec 30, 2016

Hilarious, absolute LAUGH OUT LOUD moments from start to finish. This book shows how being unbelievably wealthy can be such a difficult lifestyle to manage.

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Nuta
Dec 19, 2016

Childish plot, poor description of houses, streets and other places. Good description of food. Looks like he enjoy eating but his characters are flat. Waist of time.

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cmlnetatshawdotca
Dec 19, 2016

Very interesting insight of how Singapore, Hongkong and China billionaires live. How they party is described in this book. Not clear how these people pay their taxes :-)

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Praggyac
Sep 28, 2016

I normally wouldn't have picked this book up but my friend made me and I'm so glad she did. I was hungry half the time reading this book and reminiscing my time in Singapore the other. I loved reading each chapter about different family members. Can't wait to read China Rich Girlfriend!

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Jan 01, 2017

“But there must be something we can do.”
“Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action,” Sophie remarked. “If you do nothing, you’ll be sending a clear message: that you’re stronger than they think you are. Not to mention a lot classier. Think about it.”

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Mar 28, 2016

"I have no idea who these people are. But I can tell you one thing - these people are richer than God." -Peik Lin (pg 123)

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jimg2000
Oct 22, 2015

Eleanor had a long-held theory about men. She truly believed that for most men, all that talk of “being in love” or “finding the right one” was absolute nonsense. Marriage was purely a matter of timing, and whenever a man was finally done sowing his wild oats and ready to settle down, whichever girl happened to be there at the time would be the right one.

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