Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

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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. 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." -- Description provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780385536974
0385536976
9780345803788
0345803787
9780385537643
0385537646
9780525563761
0525563768
Branch Call Number: FIC Kwan K
Characteristics: 403 pages : genealogical tables ; 25 cm

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Online Book Club pick for March 2019. Rachel Chu's boyfriend, Nick, comes from a crazy rich family. Rachel doesn't think that matters, until she meets them and realizes that dating the crazy rich isn't for the weak of heart.


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I said oh its a guy i thought it was her when i saw blood on the bed i didn't notce the fish i said what they are making them do it my brother said i said it remines me of teen beach movie then Asterd said herboyfriend micheal is having an affer with another girl just like my old boyfriend Micheal was cheatting on me in 2006 i said in theathers and in 2007 she said to nick she met amanda and she told her that everyone thinks shes the evail person that profended him from singapor when she didnt evan know he was subpose to be back and she said they left a boodfish in her holtelrooom and wroth a b word and was saying she didn't care about who his family were and she said she doesn't care and he said they can eat dumplings as meny as you like ok i laughed chins chane we got a messige of chiens we don't know what that means there making pergies we are polish we eat perogies ad he said you gotta eat the baby then you gottta tuck you give him a kiss goodnight and she said then you eat it people laughed i said uhoh is she gonna get intruoble but she wasn't she was just talking to her then she said she will never be enough when her friend said chickens are b word and then she looked at her uhout she said sorry

DBRL_BriannaD Sep 05, 2019

I have conflicting feelings about this one. The author described it as a satire in an interview, and I guess I've never been good with satire. I struggle if I don't have characters I can like and root for (which I think is why I read so much YA fantasy). Kwan did an amazing job of setting up this world, and I really enjoyed his descriptions. The absolute best parts were when he described the food--you can really feel his love of Singapore in those passages. I also enjoyed the footnotes! They were full of sassy commentary and added a very personal touch and perspective to life in Singapore. The bits I didn't enjoy were the characters for the most part. Most of them were just kind of mean, and that's never been fun for me to read. Irritatingly, I was invested enough in the characters by the end of the book to look up the plots of the next two books in the trilogy to see what happens to everyone. Thank you Wikipedia! I won't be picking up the next books, but I am glad that I read this one.

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mynovelesquelife
Sep 04, 2019

RATING: 3.5 STARS
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When this novel was first published, my friend had recommended it to me. As I saw it become a popular read I resisted picking it up. I thought it might be like the Confessions of a Shopaholic which I wasn't a fan of. Then the movie came out and I wanted to see the movie, but still didn't feel inclined to pick of the novel. I saw that my e-Library had the audiobook, and I put a hold on it twice. The first time it came in I kept putting it to the side till it was expired. The second time, I was ready for it and am glad I did. I enjoyed this novel, as it is more than just a rom-com I expected. The book focuses on more than just Rachel and Nick and their romance. Coming from an Indian family, I could relate to craziness in families. It was a fun read for when you need something light with substance. My only “issue” with the novel was that you could tell the women characters were written by a man.

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htlibre
Aug 25, 2019

Readers may not perceive this book is part of a trilogy with depths underlying its wallowing in wealthy lifestyles of fashion,jewelry, exotic cars,yachts, domiciles and personal jets.Book one establishes the family tree and relationships, but also the extent of the Chinese diaspora,both in centuries and geography from Surrey, UK to Thai royalty and Beijing.Some of the family carry on like the Windsors or Rothschilds, others like Eurotrash or Dynasty soap opera stars.So the trilogy can be beach reading, cultural anthropology or a lifestyle shopping guide.

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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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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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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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