Published by Doubleday on June 11, 2013
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.
I’m back with yet another book reviews. I swear that my life for the summer has turned into a whirlwind of working and non-working moments. Honestly, though I will talk about that more in my mid-year catch up on how I’m doing with this year’s resolutions and goals. Today’s post is a book review on Crazy Rich Asians.
I heard about this movie months before the movie actually premiered because Hollywood had invited nearly every Asian social media influencer to see the movie firsthand at a very special premiere. Matt said that since he hadn’t heard a word about the movie beforehand he thought it was going to be a sleeper hit. Little did we know how big this movie was actually going to be!
I had wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, but that didn’t work out because on the way to Okinawa earlier this year the movie was one of the selections on the plane, so of course I had to watch it. I LOVED it and couldn’t wait to dive into the books. It also didn’t hurt that my best friend recommend these to me because she has re-read them several times since being introduced to them. That being said this also completes a prompt in the Rachel Dawson reading challenge! Yay, just a few more books to go before I can say that I officially finished a reading challenge this year.
I loved this book and it was everything I had hoped it would be. I would love to continue the series, but this is yet another group of books that my library is holding hostage since there are so many people that want to read the series and not enough copies to go around. I will definitely be getting around to reading the rest of the books soon, so there’s something for you to look forward to. I may have even loved the book more that the movie, which seems like quite a normal thing in these parts of the book community.
Let me know what you have been reading lately and if you have read this book or this series? Have you seen the movie? Do you want to? I look forward to hearing all this and more in many more posts to come.