Thursday, July 25, 2013

Crazy Rich Asians....

I just finished the book, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Side note: I wanted to read this book, but saw that our local library did not have a copy...not that it was checked out, it just wasn't in their inventory!  So, I noticed a place on their web site where you can suggest books for the library to buy.  So I suggested Crazy Rich Asians and bingo it was approved and I got to be the first one to check out the book!  I KNOW!!
Back to the is the summary from Amazon...
"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."
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. At first I thought, "Oh great..Rachel and Nick are the perfect couple and all is going to be a bed of roses. Ho hum." Well, it starts that way, but as soon as Rachel arrives in Asia, the claws of the other girls come out, she is shoved into the Asian culture, faced with "old" culture and forced to handle extremely rich Asian families...all of this without any warning form her boyfriend, Nick. I never really understood why he never gave her the heads up!  There are some side stories that I actually enjoyed more then the Rachel and Nick story. There are even a few little twists in story and who doesn't like a twist?  I did find myself questioning, "Do people like this really exist?" I can't imagine being as rich and the characters in Crazy Rich Asians! It's a great summer read!!

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