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Book Thoughts: Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)

Kwan, Kevin - Crazy Rich Asians

★★★★★☆☆

Title: Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Genre: Fiction/Contemporary   Pages: 527
First published: 2013
Edition: Kindle e-book

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.

I had a fun time with this novel, which in a way is as tragic as it is amusing. It is basically a soap opera about the ultrarich in Singapore and as long as you go along with that it is a good read. I knew what I was getting myself into and it pretty much was what I wanted it to be, which is light entertainment in book form.

I enjoyed the characters and the way the author describes people it was easy to picture them, even without too many specifics. It dug deep enough when it came to our main characters and their circumstances.

The way the author changed point of view from one paragraph to the next irked me somewhat, and though it did not ruin the book for me, I would have preferred it to be  better structured.

As long as you just want a piece of fun light reading, I think you will enjoy this, like I did. This is not a high brow sort of novel, but it is a hell of a fun ride. It would make a great holiday read.

I probably will read the other books in this series at some point, when I need a fun light read.

5 out of 7 stars

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