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Crazy Rich Asians

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

For a debut novel you can't get much better than this. I picked

For a debut novel you can't get much better than this. I picked it up because I thought the title was funny and was very pleasantly surprised to discover a really great book.

posted by Bobby_Tenison on June 11, 2013

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

This was nothing more than a chick lit book set in Asia. This s

This was nothing more than a chick lit book set in Asia. This story has been done over and over and over in different settings and in different eras. The ending seems thrown together as if the author needed to quickly end the book. If you want to read well-written st...
This was nothing more than a chick lit book set in Asia. This story has been done over and over and over in different settings and in different eras. The ending seems thrown together as if the author needed to quickly end the book. If you want to read well-written stories with an Asian perspective, read The Joy Luck Club or Snow Flower and the Secret Fan or even Memoirs of a Geisha. Granted, they are not all set in modern times, but they are all well-written with compelling narratives. I really wanted to like this book and wish that I had.

posted by emercat1 on June 19, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Pride and Prejudice meets Downton Abbey's Real Housewives... in

    Pride and Prejudice meets Downton Abbey's Real Housewives... in Singapore. (some minor spoilers ahead!) What a fun, great read! At times the sheer amount of characters got confusing, but overall Kwan did a great job wrangling such a large cast. While sometimes the dialogue felt a bit flat, the narration (including the footnotes) felt so easy and comfortable I could easily overlook it. It kept a brisk pace with only a few hiccups (for example, I lost some interest in Astrid's arc after she confronted Michael the first time, since I wasn't totally clear where it was going and if it was going to be worth following.) I was pleasantly surprised with how much richness there was to this novel: the commentary and observations on society, the surprising moment when a dislikable character has a moment of humanity-- or when the one you thought was okay turns into a jag. I would've liked more depth to Rachel's character, a little more oomph, but she was nonetheless a fun heroine. Highly recommend, looking forward to more from this author!

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

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    I really enjoyed this book. It makes for a great beach read, but

    I really enjoyed this book. It makes for a great beach read, but its isn't just fluff. I enjoyed the story, as well as getting to read about the insane living/shopping habits of this class of people.

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

    once i got adjusted to the extra bling bling of privilege and fi

    once i got adjusted to the extra bling bling of privilege and financial power, i settled down and enjoyed this book...yes, the asians were crazy rich...and yes, some were just crazy...with their lineages and vintages and hierarchial restrictions and judgments...rachel and nick made a wonderful couple...rooted and cheered for them throughout the twists and turns and private jet rides...singapore, hong kong, paris, new york., australia...take your pick of countries in which to wear your ultra haute couture...just keep your double lidded eye peeled for your competition...which may even be one of your own family....but then again, you may not really know who your family is, or was, or will be!

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