I held off seeing the movie Crazy Rich Asians because I wanted to read the book first and I am glad I did! The book was an entertaining and quick read. Kevin Kwan does a great job of providing enough details to create a great picture but not droning on with unnecessary details.
Nick decides to take his girlfriend, Rachel, home to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. But he does prepare her at all for what is in store. His extremely wealthy family and friends live life on a completely different level and no one believes that Rachel is with Nick for any reason but his money. Little do they know that Rachel knows nothing of the fortunes that Nick is entitled to as he lives a completely “normal” life as a professor in New York City. So what happens when Nick’s mother learns of Rachel for the first time and eventually that Nick wants to marry her? I’m not going to give away all of the surprises. And that’s just the main story line! You’ll have to read the book. Or watch the movie. I’m not sure how they line up since I haven’t watched the movie yet, but that will happen soon.
I’m adding book #2, China Rich Girlfriend, to the reading list as well! 6/34 books complete for 2019!