Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Book - 2014 | First Anchor Books movie tie-in edition.
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A hilarious and heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel --now a major motion picture!

"This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun." -- Entertainment Weekly

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor.

On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penquin Random House LLC, 2014.
Edition: First Anchor Books movie tie-in edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780525563761
0525563768
9780345803788
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 527 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm.

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When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palac... Read More »

Leos are known for being bold and creative, and often, they've got a serious flair for the dramatic. That's why the world of Kevin Kwan's CRAZY RICH ASIANS is the perfect place for any Leo reader. Complete with mega-mansions, private planes, and every luxury imaginable, this novel is over-the-top... Read More »


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dmtierney_626
Jul 01, 2019

This is part of an amusing series that gives another view of Asian life. I contrast this series with the one by Loung Ung. You might be better off reading the series by Loung Ung.

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jallahba
May 15, 2019

I love to travel and this book took the reader through Singapore.

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ambdizzle
May 03, 2019

I loved this book from start to finish! It was interesting the entire time. I had a hard time putting it down.

VaughanPLDavidB Apr 23, 2019

There was a huge fuss made for this book right out of the gate, but I took my time picking it up. I wish I had taken more time. Peppered with vulgarity and one rather incongruously violent scene, never have I read a novel where nearly all the characters are so shallow and poorly drawn. I suppose it's not wrong to have the characters constantly talking about shoes and clothes and cars and planes and yachts (that's the main theme of the book), but the narrator, i.e. the author, seems intent on displaying his own encyclopedic knowledge of all things superficial. To echo a criticism I read on another site: just because you have shallow characters, doesn't mean the writing should be shallow too; go read some F. Scott Fitzgerald. Oh well. I'm sure this book and the subsequent movie has made the author rich (though not crazy rich), which I guess is entirely the point.

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schoolmarm231
Mar 17, 2019

It’s too difficult to relate to and read through.

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smarieh22
Feb 22, 2019

Really enjoyed this book. Yes, there were times when the descriptions went on and on and also all of the different names and characters were hard to keep track of at first but it was a fun read. 100% better than the movie.

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pokano
Feb 10, 2019

Reasonably entertaining book about the shallow ultra rich of Singapore and the protagonists who ditch them. Reminds me of the house near our cheap 50's California-style motel in Singapore--it had a 4 car garage, filled with a Porsche, a Mercedes, a Lamborghini (or maybe it was a Ferrari), and the cheap car of the household--a BMW.

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donkeymitts
Feb 04, 2019

Intrigued by all the positive reviews. I found it to be poorly written, the characters undeveloped, and the story (once it finally got rolling 250 pages in) pretty predictable in a rom-com kind of way.

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WoodneathRachel
Jan 27, 2019

Strangely enough, I preferred the movie version - but the book was amusing and a fairly quick read. It definitely has a strong sense of place (Singapore is the setting) so it's a good choice for this year's "Passport to Reading" Winter Reading Challenge!

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Monica2193
Jan 21, 2019

I nearly waited for 3 months to get my hands on this book, but the wait was worth it. Amazing story, lovely depiction of every character and most importantly, the description of the extravagant lifestyle. It was difficult for me to put this book down, as I couldn't wait to know what was coming next. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.

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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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