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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.
 

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Crazy Rich Asians
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3.9 / 5
Crazy Rich Red
January 30th, 2015
Funny and over-the-top extravagant read. You will not be able to believe how some of these families live. A bright book perfect for those times when you just need a good escapist story.
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Interior view of rich asian families
January 28th, 2015
Such an enjoyable read. A look inside different generations of rich Singaporean families, and the ways their children grow up. Great gossipy story!
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So Much Fun!
October 30th, 2014
This book details I world I can barely even imagine living in and it was so much fun to read. Sometimes this type of novel can be predictable to the point where I put it down because I already know what's going to happen but this one kept me involved and excited even when I could see where the cards would fall. I can't wait for the movie!
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Crazy Rich Asians
July 24th, 2014
Fun light fiction sprinkled with interesting Asian customs and traditions.
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February 12th, 2014
Hilarious, eye-opening and it all "sounds" very real. A very entertaining and enlightening book, bringing many insights of the uppity society and definitions of rich. Good read! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Enjoyable
January 31st, 2014
Interesting and enjoyable book. The stories of the lavish spending and the privileged lifestyles were quite amusing. My only criticism was the very abrupt ending which left me feeling the book was incomplete.
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1 review
January 23rd, 2014
This book which really relies heavily on stereotypes is still a fun read. I feel Kevin Kwan is making more of a statement about social class distinction which is common to all societies while still having fun with the eccentricities which are common but not unique to Asia.
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January 23rd, 2014
Was a fun book with an out of my world plot. There was perhaps too much backstory, too much detail of periphery characters and too many romantic hiccups for my taste, but I don't typically read this genre. It was interesting and well written enough for me to finish in one evening.
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Finished in 2 days!
December 16th, 2013
Interesting to read from another Asian perspective... But the ending, what exactly happens with the couple?!
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Good book but cop-out ending
December 5th, 2013
Really great first effort by the author. The story is highly entertaining and kinda like an Asian Gossip Girl for adults. The only thing I didn't like about this book was how the ending was so abrupt. It left a lot of questions
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Surprise find
July 19th, 2013
If anyone one wants a witty, deep, beautifully written, captivating and funny writing - this is the one. And watch the authors name ! There will be more. Hopefully .
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Crazy Rich Asians
July 8th, 2013
Really enjoyed the read. A nice get away from everything kept you moving forward. Looking forward to more books from Kevin.
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Great read
June 26th, 2013
Ending was a bit disappointing.
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