Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

Atlantic Books have just tweeted that Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians is now available as an e-book for just 99p and, although writing my dissertation is tantalisingly gripping... I just had to pull myself away for a moment to write a quick review!

Crazy Rich Asians is a story about the absurdly extravagant lives of a host of hot, young and flashy Asian socialites. Kwan offers a playful fictionalisation of a cultural aspect that has hardly been portrayed in writing/film/theatre: the clash of old and new money amongst the filthy-rich Asian elite.

Rachel Chu is whisked away to meet her potential future in-laws for what she imagines will be an ordinary affair, only to discover that her partner, Nicholas Young, is the most sought-after heir in Singapore.

Private jets, exotic islands and palaces galore, the novel is outrageously opulent and hilariously witty as Rachel meets Nick's family, friends and the many women who would do anything to be in her place...Let the chaos commence!

This is a fantastic piece of cheeky chick-lit. I devoured it last summer and would definitely agree with Atlantic that it is the perfect Easter weekend treat! For only 99p, what's stopping you?

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