Normally I avoid Girl meets Boy who ends up being uber rich books like the plague…They just aren’t my ‘thing’, a thing I might just have to re-evaluate after reading Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians”.
Kevin Kwan takes what could be an exceedingly boring, been there, done that, different diamonds kind of story and turns it into the kind of book that everyone wants to read and recommends to their friends and family members.
Yes, It is set in Singapore a place that most Westerners are reasonably unfamiliar with and provides us with an insiders of what life is like there. Well, let me re-phrase that, what life is like there if you are wealthy…and with the little that I know of Singapore, a longstanding financial hot spot as well as a place where all things can be brokered, many people are more than reasonably well off.
Yes, an accomplished (beautiful, of course) girl (Rachel) (PhD and professor of Economics in NYC) meets equally accomplished (handsome, dapper, of course) boy (Nick) and they have a lovely life in Greenwich Village. After dating for two years he invites her home to Singapore because he is going to be the best man in his friend’s wedding.
Things he didn’t tell her, he is Asia’s most eligible bachelor and she is about to walk into a mess of jealous young women, a mother who wants nothing more than to protect her progeny, and family drama.
So enjoy the backdrops of private jets, tropical islands, friendship, and a really, really good story.
The book is a very quick read, or at least, so it seemed as I kept reading “just one more chapter’ every time I took a break at work!
Out 11 June 2013
You can pre-order it on Amazon Crazy Rich Asiansor make a note to visit your local bookstore (If you’re lucky enough to have one!)
To get a better flavor of what the book is about, check out Kevin Kwan’s, Crazy Rich Asian’s pinterest
And if you want to have a glimpse of one of the voices on the upcoming audio book you can see her blog here.