Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan


Goodreads Description:
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 was in such a huge reading slump, and I mean HUGE! I couldnt read anything, hardly even fanfiction for a good 5 months! Then I heard that this wonderful, amazing book was going to become a movie and I became somewhat interested, so I borrowed it digitally from my local library since that was the only way I could read better as I worked and went to school at the same time. AND HOLY SMOKES. This book is insanely funny and so well created, I fell deeply in love with these characters and it wasn't long before I craved to read this book at any free moment that I had. There are multiple points of views in this book and with that type of format, I have often found that I would be anxious to get back to a particular characters storyline and almost skim through some but not with this one. Kevin Kwan created addicting stories for each of these characters and the amount of craziness that each one has is just hard to place. I often found myself thinking, HOW DID HE COME UP WITH THIS SHIT!? Is this even real? Needless to say, I am crazy excited for the movie and I can not stop raving about this book. 

Would you recommend?