- Tapa blanda: 1 páginas
- Editor: Random House USA; Edición: Reprint (20 de mayo de 2014)
- Colección: Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0345803787
- ISBN-13: 978-0345803788
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº106.204 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 20 may 2014
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"A dizzily shopaholic comedy. . . . Wickedly delectable. . . . Offers refreshing nouveau voyeurism to readers who long ago burned out on American and English aspirational fantasies. . . . Hilarious."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
--Glamour "There's rich, there's filthy rich, and then there's crazy rich. . . . A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up."
--People "If this isn't the funniest book so far this year, it's up there. . . . Kwan, who grew up in Singapore, skewers his subjects deftly, stylishly, and completely--but with heart."
--The Denver Post "Deliciously decadent. . . . This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun. . . . [Read] Crazy Rich Asians, on an exotic beach in super-expensive sunglasses."
--Entertainment Weekly "An unputdownably funny, original, modern novel. . . . I actually couldn't put this book down to eat or to watch Downton Abbey."
--Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
"Rachel's squeaky-clean naiveté is a clever foil to the intricate workings of the high-glamour Asian set around her. Chinese on the outside but all-American on the inside, she allows us to see the myriad nuances of intra-Asian culture that the novel goes to great lengths to show."
--Tash Aw, NPR "Rollicking. . . . A lively, generous story of shallow extravagance and human devotion."
--The Boston Globe "Original and fun, Crazy Rich Asians is quite a roller coaster trip. I loved it!"
--Jackie Collins, author of The Power Trip
"Delightfully soapy. . . . [Crazy Rich Asians] eats its chiffon cake and has it too, simultaneously tut-tutting many of its characters for their vapid materialism while reveling in the milieu's sybaritic excess."
--The Wall Street Journal
"As spicily adventurous and lusciously satisfying as the renowned Singaporean street food Kevin Kwan's characters argue over; hot and sizzling, like the best satay, and dreamily transporting, like everyone's favorite dessert--goreng pisang. Feast on this outrageously funny and insightful novel of modern manners, and enjoy!"
--Lisa See, author of Dreams of Joy and Shanghai Girls
"[An] instant favorite. . . . Opulence and zaniness reign."
--O, The Oprah Magazine "Like Dynasty on steroids with more private jets, bigger houses, and a lot more money."
--VanityFair.com "Kevin Kwan gets it right in his debut novel steeped in love and dripping with money."
--Daily Candy "Both a deliciously satiric read and a Fodor's of sorts to the world of Singapore's fabulously moneyed, both new and old."
--The Daily News
"Jane Austen, or maybe Edith Wharton, goes to Singapore, turning in this lively, entertaining novel of manners."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Mordantly funny. . . . [A] winning summer satire."
--Vogue "A juicy, close anthropological read of Singapore high society."
--Elle "Shrewd, funny, sexy. . . . At once a love story and a potent combination of vintage Jackie Collins and early Evelyn Waugh."
--Michael Korda, author of Charmed Lives "A witty tongue-in-cheek frolic about what it means to be from really old money and what it's like to be crazy rich."
--Publishers Weekly, Pick of the Week
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The acclaimed international bestseller ("A dizzily shopaholic comedy." --The New York Times) soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan!
When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
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Rachel and Nick have been dating for a while and this summer he wants to take her to his home in Singapore for a friend’s wedding and to meet his family. While they think nothing of spending the summer traveling together, his family, who are “crazy rich” (seriously ridiculously rich) are worried that Nick is going to propose to someone who they have not vetted and is not from a “good” family.
I started this book thinking it would be about a ton of stereotypes blah blah blah. And that it would be a fluff read – it would take me just a few days to get through a beach read. Alas, I was wrong, but in a good way. I was totally entertained and wanted to read more for multiple reasons. One, Kwan describes some of the houses/treasures of the homes so well that I could imagine just how they looked and it was amazing to be able to see this almost panoramic view of these people’s homes. Two, the characters were well written and entertaining. The only thing I had trouble with was keeping track of who all was who (and thus the family tree in the beginning of the book that I referred back to often once I had “met” so many people).
I’m currently waiting for the next book (China Rich Girlfriend) to be available from my library. I totally wanted to roll right into book 2 but I’ll have to wait a bit.
The level of wealth he depicts is unfathomable, and several of the characters are people I would never want to meet in my life... ;-)
However, I enjoyed reading this book, and I already started his second book "Rich China Girl".
Definitely a fun summer read.
Short Summary: Rachel Chu is invited by her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, to his hometown of Singapore to attend his childhood best friend’s wedding of the century. Nicholas’ extensive family enters the picture and all Rachel’s plans for a chill summer vacation go to hell.
Review: One of the reasons I think I like this book so much is that I love the “middle class person is exposed to high society life” trope pretty much in every book or movie - unless it is overdone or rings false. I wonder if this is also true of many people, whom like me grew up lower middle class. We know that rich people have the same problems as us; that as a million fables have taughts us, money can’t buy happiness. But it’s always fun to have this socioeconomic immersion.
Even if this book wasn’t so glamorous, name-dropping everything from the top, private, Christian, elementary schools in Singapore to special edition Birkin bags, the writing is top notch. Not only does Kwan deliver on his wry observations, but he is witty and shrewd. Flip open the book and turn to one of his footnotes - no matter the chapter I’m sure it’ll either give you a laugh or provide you with some insight on Southeast Asian culture.
I think this is a great book to read when you’re more busy, because it’s easy to remember the details, yet each time you pick it back up your sucked right into the story. I already own the sequel and am looking forward to reading it once I get through some other TBR books.