Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Anchor Canada,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780385679077
Characteristics: 527 pages :,genealogical tables ;,25 cm.

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brangwinn
Aug 15, 2019

This is the first Kyoichiro Kaga Mystey I have read. Yes, the mystery was important, but what I really enjoyed was the chance to meet the citizens of a traditional Japanese neighborhood. Yes, the mystery was solved, but more importantly, the people in Kaga’s neighborhood had their lives enriched because of his interest in them.

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bookpusher
Aug 05, 2019

I liked it!! Fun! Funny! Are there really people like this!?

i really liked this book...very fun read and thought the characters were great, i love books about poor people in europe who make livings in weird ways but end up very rich in the end. highly recommend for people who like horror and heist books/films’byyeerre

apollospacefan Jul 22, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked how much more detail it gave than the movie, which I made the mistake of watching first. I really like books that each chapter is told from a different character's perspective which was the format of Crazy Rich Asians. Please pick up this book, you won't be disappointed!

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dmtierney_626
Jul 01, 2019

This is part of an amusing series that gives another view of Asian life. I contrast this series with the one by Loung Ung. You might be better off reading the series by Loung Ung.

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jallahba
May 15, 2019

I love to travel and this book took the reader through Singapore.

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ambdizzle
May 03, 2019

I loved this book from start to finish! It was interesting the entire time. I had a hard time putting it down.

VaughanPLDavidB Apr 23, 2019

There was a huge fuss made for this book right out of the gate, but I took my time picking it up. I wish I had taken more time. Peppered with vulgarity and one rather incongruously violent scene, never have I read a novel where nearly all the characters are so shallow and poorly drawn. I suppose it's not wrong to have the characters constantly talking about shoes and clothes and cars and planes and yachts (that's the main theme of the book), but the narrator, i.e. the author, seems intent on displaying his own encyclopedic knowledge of all things superficial. To echo a criticism I read on another site: just because you have shallow characters, doesn't mean the writing should be shallow too; go read some F. Scott Fitzgerald. Oh well. I'm sure this book and the subsequent movie has made the author rich (though not crazy rich), which I guess is entirely the point.

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schoolmarm231
Mar 17, 2019

It’s too difficult to relate to and read through.

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smarieh22
Feb 22, 2019

Really enjoyed this book. Yes, there were times when the descriptions went on and on and also all of the different names and characters were hard to keep track of at first but it was a fun read. 100% better than the movie.

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fireboltstorm
Jul 23, 2019

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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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