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.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Paperback: 544 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 2.97 x 10.52 x 17.45 CM
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Loved the movie and bought the book.
A good chick-lit and It’s bit different from the movie, but all the main plot points are covered.
It's very plot driven, and has a cliffhanger endings. Maybe the other books in the trilogy answer my questions
Colorful characters with settings familiar to those who have travelled to Singapore. You might already know the plot, an American professor who go to Singapore with her boyfriend and found out that the BF is a son a crazy rich Asians family.
But in the book, you will get a better glimpse of how these rich people lives, seeing that Kevin Kwan's friends are the real-life inspirations for the book. These people are hillarious, sometimes warm and most of all, still humans. Some of the dialogue made by the uncles and the aunties sometimes are more funny than the main plot itself.
Also, you can try to pass yourself as if you are a true Singaporean in a hawker center after learning their slang and terms from the book, haha..
Actually, I think this book have a bigger size or like a novel literary, but the size this book so small for me, but overall the content of this book so good to read and the delivery so fast, i think it will take 2 week or more but now this book is arrived in my home. Thanks periplus.
Before going to see the movie I wanted to read the book. It was interesting and kept my attention. Basically it’s the story of old money billionaire families living in Singapore. The secondary characters were so shallow and petty and snobbish and mean. So focused on family lines, designer clothing, private jets and islands and such. Fortunately the main characters were more grounded and not so absorbed with money. I liked Nick and Rachel and appreciated their struggles with family in their relationship. I also appreciated the author’s footnotes at the end of... See More
this is a great book. it's really entertaining, and i enjoy reading this, especially the Asian facts are relatable XD a must read!