CRAZY RICH ASIANS

by Kevin Kwan

A New Yorker gets a surprise when she spends the summer with her boyfriend in Singapore.

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    What people are saying on Amazon (sample)

    • If you are looking for a story that flows and entertains without insulting your intelligence, I recommend this book (and probably the other two in this series...I'm in the middle of the second one). Not only is the story well written and crafted, I was on Google all the time to see some of the items in the book (paintings, jewelry, locations) that I have not been exposed to. Good, fun read.
    • I thought this was better than the first of the trilogy (Crazy Rich Asians... which I also loved.) The drama started right away and you were quickly transported into the luxury scene of some of China and Singapore’s most elite families. This is a perfect beach read. Also great any time of the year if you’re just looking for something fun and entertaining. Be sure to read the whole trilogy!
    • I LOVE this series and cannot wait for the third book to come out. When I read the first book in the series it took me a little while to adjust to the writing style of the author before I started to really love the characters and the plot. The books don't necessarily have an ending, it's more of a continuation and makes you want more. Kwan thoroughly thought out the characters and you can't help but fall in love with Rachel, Nick, and of course, Astrid (!). The second book was laid out a little differently style-wise than the first but it's easy to adjust since most of the characters are the same but there are some plot twists and new characters. Overall an awesome read!
    • Author Kevin Kwan returns with characters from his earlier novel, Crazy Rich Asians: Nicholas Young and Rachel Chu who are about to get married, Nick’s cousin Astrid Leong, and Hong Kong soap opera star Kitty Pong who is now married to billionaire Bernard Tai. The plot has us bouncing around to various locations all over the world, a device which shows us how wealthy everyone is with their own jumbo jets, magnificent mansions, closets full of designer clothes, oodles of expensive jewels, and net worth in the billions of dollars. Kwan devotes plenty of ink to these trappings of wealth but unfortunately skimps on his characters and the story line. It gets rather tiresome after reading page after page of prose that resembles an inventory of valuables for an insurance policy. A big disappointment after enjoying Kwan’s earlier book.
    • What bothers me the most is Kwan's misrepresentation of academics in the books, including Crazy Rich Asians. The author romanticizes academic life too much. In the books, Rachel and Nick, tenure-track assistant professors, seem to have lots of leisure time in the summer and in the spring break. Normal academics, including tenured professor, often spend their summers and spring break to catch up with what they have not had time to finish in research or grading or to do what they want to initiate in research. Based on the behaviors of Rachel and Nick, they would lose their jobs by the end of the third year or the end of their sixth year. In the movie, Crazy Rich Asians, Rachel was wearing a tank-top to teach. She would have been warned if this scene happened at a real university.In China Rich Girlfriend, the background of Bao and his family history are questionable. It is impossible for Bao's dad to be a billionaire tycoon in China even in the 1990s because every business was state-owned. I suggest the author so some real research before putting this type of trash in the book.