Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

eBook - 2013
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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 season.-- Fantastic Fiction.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, ©2013
ISBN: 9780385679060
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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!

MGBustillo May 07, 2016

Despite the excessive wealth and lavish surroundings, this story of a nice girl being blown away by her boyfriend's family is captivating. Rachel falls for Nick in New York and together they have a modest life as college professors. Nick asks Rachel to return to his hometown of Singapore for a friend's wedding and Rachel discovers Nick is part of high society in a world of private jets, multi-million dollar homes and servants galore. As Rachel tries to navigate these new waters, she is constantly attacked by Nick's family who view her a gold digger. The family would stop at nothing to tear them apart but a secret in Rachel's past threatens them the most. I understand this movie is already optioned for a movie and look forward to devouring the sequel China Rich Girlfriend as soon as possible.

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sbossick
Apr 09, 2016

Oblivious to the firestorm he creates when he invites his American girlfriend to his best friend’s wedding, China’s most eligible bachelor places a target on her back. Set in a world so glitzy it makes the Kardashians seem austere, you’ll giggle at the high society theatrics and the peacocking it takes to climb (or maintain) positions in the elitist of Singapore’s social hierarchy.

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jimg2000
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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b_xy_p
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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