Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Book - 2013
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Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2013]
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780345803788
0345803787
9780385536974
0385536976
Branch Call Number: FICTION KWAN
Characteristics: 403 p. ; 25 cm

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MGBustillo May 07, 2016

Despite the excessive wealth and lavish surroundings, this story of a nice girl being blown away by her boyfriend's family is captivating. Rachel falls for Nick in New York and together they have a modest life as college professors. Nick asks Rachel to return to his hometown of Singapore for a fr... Read More »


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Practicalpineapple
Jan 07, 2019

Enjoyable beach read. Romantic, fun and cute. I love a good love story. Well written and something you can sink into when you want to wash your worries away.

mazinwhistler Jan 03, 2019

The first of the trilogy - a real page turner! Funny, engaging, ridiculous! :-)

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BeckyR21
Jan 03, 2019

A little late to the bandwagon, but when they made this book into a movie and my book club wanted to read it, I had no choice. This book is pure fluff. Not much happens for a 500 page book. I like Rachel and Nick. Astrid is the best character, and Piek Lien and Oliver are treats! It is a bit of a slog as all the characters are set up and the glacial plot is revealed, but I did finish it and it wasn't terrible.
I don't think I will read the next two books, but will watch the movies.

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BaileyGG
Jan 02, 2019

This book started strong: humorous scenes with high-strung socialites and quick pacing hooked me. But as the story unfolded, I became restless with the lack of character depth. I found myself wanting more. Most of the plot revolves around the hapless Nick, whose many blunders I just can't understand. However, the premise was new for me, and I appreciated that.

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justjenn001
Dec 16, 2018

I read this book because so many Book Clubs were choosing it and I knew the movie was coming out. I'm so glad I did! It was such a fun book to read! I ended up buying the two sequels, too. My only complaint is that after reading the book, the movie was a little disappointing. It just couldn't compare to the book, which is well-written and highly entertaining. Read it!

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lerche
Dec 12, 2018

A good read if you like soap operas and a litany of fancy brand name placings. Very predictable and superficial. I won't bother with the next two books by this author.

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Jersey_Girl
Dec 07, 2018

I really liked HeatherM's comment "A fluffy read that manages to be smart at the same time..."
Hey, as the title said, they were crazy, they were rich (SUPER DUPER RICH) and they were Asians! I was laughing so hard, my poor cat, trying to sleep on my bed kept waking up and glaring at me! Oh well. By the way, I loved the movie, but I would advise you to read the book before renting or buying the movie. As with most books to movies, there is more in the book than could be fit into the movie. But the movie was really good!

IndyPL_JillL Dec 05, 2018

What a fun read. The right amount of snark with super likable characters. Can't wait to read the next one!

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swheeler89
Dec 04, 2018

Not my normal read - but so well written. Love how Kwan mixed humor and history into his story. Dont be tasked with explaining what happened - this is worse than any Soap, but an addictive page turner.

JCLHeatherM Dec 02, 2018

A fluffy read that manages to be smart at the same time, Kevin Kwan's debut novel is the start of a three-part series about the adventures of Rachel Chu - a city girl who made a name for herself in the world of academia and is thrust into the upper crust of Asian society when her boyfriend Nicholas Young takes her to meet his family.

Kwan's novel is full of heroes, heroines, and wickedly evil villains that will keep readers hooked from start to finish.

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jimg2000
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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b_xy_p
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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jimg2000
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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