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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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Another hit from Kevin Kwan. I've read his Crazy Rich Asians books and this is the continuation of the story. There are many characters in his books but he does a great job with explaining their life story, their family and wealth they come from and their buying histories, crazy money flying around with no buyers remorse when your worth billions! Even though many may stereo type Asian people, especially the woman, the women in Kevin Kwan's books have very strong personalities which I thought funny and enjoyed reading about. You will laugh out loud at the things these characters do in the books especially the mothers of the young adults, just funny how they try to manipulate their lives. Great books, you won't be disappointed. And again, loved the footnotes as the end of each chapter explaining the Chinese/Singaporean culture and differences.
    • I absolutely loved this book and of course must start by saying that you really need to read "Crazy Rich Asians" (Book One) before you even pick this up because some of the more subtle story lines will fall flat without that back drop. Above everything else, what I appreciated the most was that this mini series actually provided resolution to the most important stories.There were some characters from the first book who fizzled away without explanation, and a couple of twists that seemed to come out of left field, but none of that changed the fact that I devoured this 400+ page book and enjoyed every minute of it.
    • 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!