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
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (403 p.)

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lukasevansherman
Jul 11, 2018

Very much a soap opera, but a well-written, occasionally observant one. The Singapore setting offers a fresh perspective. Followed by two more books. Suggested pairing: cheap champagne and lots of it.

ArapahoeJessica Jun 21, 2018

A fast and funny exploration of what it means to be young and in love... with the heir to one of the biggest fortunes in Asia! Readers can't help but cheer for the unsuspecting Rachel Chu, Nick's American girlfriend. Their life seems so sweet and simple, but everything changes when they head to Nick's home to spend the summer in Singapore. Everything in this story is rich and over the top, from the decadent descriptions of parties and private jets to Nick's interfering family. This was the perfect book to bring to the beach this summer!

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amistein
Jun 12, 2018

Ami-summer/read by end of 2018

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Margush
May 11, 2018

This book is fun to read to learn about someone’s lifestyle and habits - someone who’s out of your usual circle of acquaintances. Slightly ‘soapy’ (happy end and all that) but still a nice read. If you plan a trip, this book will make a great companion.

JCLKarynH May 08, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians is truly a guilty pleasure. It has sumptuous food, fashion, locales, culture, and characters. I love a classic significant other meets the parents/friends and this fits the bill. The movie is coming out in August and I can't wait to see it!

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bluehydrangea
Apr 27, 2018

I thought the balancing act pulled off here was impressive. Just when I was getting bored by the use of private jets as a plot device, or the dulling effect of so many branded items, Kevin Kwan pulled me back in with a character bored by the same things while enjoying the benefits. The formatting of the eBook I read was a bit disruptive. If you’d prefer a seamless display of translated footnotes (amusing), and geneaological tables (ditto), I recommend a bound paper copy of this book.

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coco123275
Apr 13, 2018

Hilarious! Highly recommend.

ArapahoeTiegan Mar 20, 2018

I'm not at all sure why this book is advertised as a comedy, as it is not very comedic. However, I was completely drawn in and hooked by the family - their relationships and their dynamic. I couldn't get enough of all of these vibrant characters and their world. I also found myself craving the food described, and then feeling sad that I couldn't be in Singapore to try the food. Quite an addictive read, but don't expect a comedy.

This was the most entertaining series I have read in an extremely long time.

I can't wait for the movie to come out this summer.

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dontbugmeimreading
Jan 13, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this book although it ended rather abruptly. Will definitely look for the next book to see how the story continues

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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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