Crazy Rich Asians
By Kevin Kwan
The acclaimed international bestseller now a major motion picture starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan!
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and 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 she is about to encounter the strangest, craziest group of people in existence.
Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian jet set; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money – and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.Tweet
I could not put this book down, every page was deliciously good. I picked it up in a book store, recognising the title from seeing the movie plastered all over the internet. Having seen the trailer I expected to be picking up an easy-read romance that you forget about the minute you put down, cliché and predictable. The book I picked up was very different. From the get-go it tackled issues such as racism and accurately narrated underlying family dynamics that shape the characters. I'm glad I didn't judge this book by its cover.