Crazy Rich Asians

Kwan, Kevin

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Crazy Rich Asians
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: 9780385536974
Branch Call Number: FICTION KWAN 2013
Characteristics: 403 p. :,geneal. tables ;,25 cm


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Crazy fun reading! Glamour, couture fashion, excess, and hilarity paired with fascinating cultural insight. (Darcee's fave)

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Feb 25, 2015
  • navaro rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

It took forever to slog through the excessive descriptive details in the narrative, in order to get a solid sense of any of the characters. Though the descriptive was intense, the characters remained shallow to me. The story was intriguing as an inside view of excess in a level of society that few of us have access to, but failed to truly engage me. It seemed in some ways as shallow as most of the characters. Less details more soul, please.

Dec 21, 2014
  • gvlee rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Shallow, like an Asian version of People magasine. The reverse discrimination was driving me nuts--these people do not seem to hang out with anyone who isn't Asian. I quit reading after the first 2 chapters. Boring! (BTW, I am Chinese, so it's not like I'm being racist.)

Dec 04, 2014
  • MariePat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is not a book that I would normally pick up, but had to read for a book club. I am so glad I did, I loved this book! Could not put it down.

Oct 13, 2014
  • rowti rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't stop reading it. On the bus, in class, during dinner. Brilliant and juicy novel.

Jul 17, 2014
  • themegster06 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So great! I was deeply captivated, and when it ended I wanted to shake the author's shoulders for more!

Jun 13, 2014
  • skylars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Man, those crazy Asians are loaded!!
Nice story with loads of Chinese history woven in the plot. Spent lots of time Googling certain facts. How true love wins out IN SPITE of the family.

May 21, 2014
  • sass35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

loved this book i do not know if asian people like the characters in this book really exist but these characters are so interesting i could barely put my phone down.this is a must read.

May 03, 2014
  • megaculpa rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book might be an entertaining read for affluent Chinese people, who could identify with or laugh at the silly antics and cardboard caricatures. But for the rest of us, it's a nauseating insult to our intelligence

Feb 02, 2014
  • Summonmaster rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was definitely a funny hypothetical of the secret world of the ultra-rich Chinese. However, the ending was definitely rushed and unsatisfactory, especially considering how much painstaking attention to arbitrary details and humorous aside quips went into all the previous chapters. Overall, it was an enjoyably lavish read.

Nov 22, 2013
  • KateHillier rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not the kind of thing I would usually pick up but it was mentioned at Dewey Divas in the spring so I figured I'd give it a go. It was light and funny despite boring me a bit in the middle before the inevitable blow up. Ending was frustrating but also made perfect sense considering who we're dealing with here. Nice bit of escapism, and an interesting look into to insanely rich in Singapore. It was basically reading a chick flick, except for the fact that the humour here is just in how shallow and horrible (at least to me) a lot of these people are.

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