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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Crazy Rich Asians
By Kevin Kwan After two years of dating, Nick is finally bringing
Rachel home to meet his family in Singapore. They are both professors at NYU and plan on spending the summer traveling on holiday after attending the wedding of Nick's best friend, Colin. Nick basically has been leading a double life; while in NYC he appears as an intelligent struggling young history professor, he has failed to mention that he hails from one of the most powerful and richest families in Singapore. He does not warn or properly prepare Rachel for the scrutiny and evil eyes she is about to receive from his entire (huge!) family at the mega $40 million wedding of century. This funny, laugh out loud novel sweeps the reader through the world of private jets, couture designer boutiques, yachts the size of cruise ships and mansions staffed with an army of servants. Mr. Kwan describes the delicious cuisine (yum!) in detail, regals us with this ridiculous opulence, which he apparently toned down to be believable! Intermixed with difficult family dynamics (like any family!) a lovely romance between Nick and Rachel and characters out of the cheekiest international soap opera! Fun, enjoyable, terrific beach read! A definite MUST this summer!
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