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Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

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Beschreibung

Crazy Rich Asians is 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.
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

"A dizzily shopaholic comedy of crass manners . . . Crazy Rich Asians offers refreshing nouveau voyeurism to readers who long ago burned out on American and English aspirational fantasies. Mr. Kwan either knows, or does a good job of pretending to know, how the very rich of Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai show off their lucre . . . Hilarious . . . This book name-drops about many different Asian cultures and mixes rude slang from Malay and the Cantonese and Hokkien dialects of Chinese . . . Mr. Kwan makes the most of them . . . A grand tour of a humorously grandiose and showoffy world. Mr. Kwan knows how to deliver guilty pleasures. He keeps the repartee nicely outrageous, the excess wretched and the details wickedly delectable."
-Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Kwan's rollicking, often-riotous debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians, reads like a behind-the-scenes primer of the rising über-elite of the ever-powerful Asian world . . . . the reader is given an intimate window into the spending and investing patterns, and burgeoning and crumbling relationships of this upper echelon of extraordinary wealth . . . an entertaining, engrossing novel . . . a lively, generous story of shallow extravagance and human devotion."
-S. Kirk Walsh, The Boston Globe

"Crazy Rich Asians has all the plot and color of a tabloid mag, set in Asia. This means that front doors are cathedral sized, millions are now billions and shopping is, as one character puts it, 'Fifth Avenue on steroids' . . . Put on your designer shades, stuff an umbrella into your drink, and lose yourself in the antics of people who cheat on their husbands with secret overseas shopping trips. By the time you've finished you should have a rich, golden tan."
-Emma Keller, The Guardian (UK)

"A debut novel that sheds light on the gilded world of Asian wealth and shopping culture that most Westerners only catch glimpses of."
-Sarah Hampson, The Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Deliciously decadent . . . Rachel, an American-born Chinese (ABC), has no idea what to expect when she visits Singapore to meet her boyfriend Nick's multibillionaire family. There, she discovers mind-blowing opulence--next season's couture, palatial properties, million-dollar shopping sprees--and the over-the-top bad behavior that comes with it . . . This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun."
-Stephan Lee, Entertainment Weekly

"There's rich, there's filthy rich, and then there's crazy rich . . . A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up about an heir bringing his Chinese-American girlfriend home to meet his ancestor-obsessed family, the book hilariously skewers imperial splendor and the conniving antics of the Asians jet set."
-People

"When Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians has a mother in Singapore telling her girls to finish everything on their plates because 'there are children starving in America,' it's O.K. to get the joke. There's no need to dwell on what it really means. Crazy Rich Asians is this summer's 'Bergdorf Blondes,' over-the-top funny and a novelty to boot. Mr. Kwan delivers nonstop hoots about a whole new breed of rich, vulgar, brand-name-dropping conspicuous consumers, with its own delicacies, curses, vices, stereotypes ('I hope she's not one of those Taiwanese tornadoes!') and acronyms. According to Mr. Kwan, this crowd uses U.B.C., as the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, is known, to mean 'University of a Billion Chinese.' How rich and vulgar are the Anglophile Asians of this debut novel? Rich enough to throw a diamond of more than 30 carats into a snowdrift and not look for it. So vulgar that a Cirque du Soleil troupe has to show up to convey that things have gotten crass. So steeped in wretched excess that one man boasts about the precise temperature his climate-controlled shoe closet should be."
-The New York Times Beach Reading Roundup

"Mr. Kwan's delightfully soapy debut, [is] set in the glamorous beau monde of Singapore-'the Switzerland of Asia'-with excursions to Paris,

Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore. He currently lives in Manhattan.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 544
Erscheinungsdatum 20.05.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-8041-7158-8
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 17.5/11.2/3.8 cm
Gewicht 258 g

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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 16.06.2020
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this is some seriously trashy crack-lit! This book is as addictive and dramatic and ridiculous as you surely imagine it to be. You should probably hate it, but you won't.

von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 20.05.2020
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Rachel wird in die Welt der Superreichen gezogen, doch hinter den Kulissen geht es nicht immer friedlich zu. Schön zu lesen, witzige Momente, leider war das Ende für mich ein wenig enttäuschend.

Verrückte Welt der Superreichen
von CabotCove am 14.07.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Verrückte Welt der Superreichen Dieses Buch gibt einem einen Einblick, den wohl die Wenigsten von uns jemals so haben werden: in die Welt der wirklich Superreichen. Rachel ist überglücklich: Ihr Freund Nick möchte sie endlich seiner Familie in Singapur vorstellen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft in Asiens schillerndster S... Verrückte Welt der Superreichen Dieses Buch gibt einem einen Einblick, den wohl die Wenigsten von uns jemals so haben werden: in die Welt der wirklich Superreichen. Rachel ist überglücklich: Ihr Freund Nick möchte sie endlich seiner Familie in Singapur vorstellen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft in Asiens schillerndster Stadt wird Rachel klar, dass Nick aus der obersten Schicht der Superreichen stammt, einem geschlossenen Kreis, der unermessliche Reichtümer besitzt. Plötzlich sieht sie sich konfrontiert mit schrillen Verwandten, glamourösen Nebenbuhlerinnen und Privatjets mit ayurvedischen Yogastudios. Welchen Wert hat Liebe in dieser maßlosen Welt? Die Sparte „Literatur“ verrät ja an sich bereits, dass es sich um etwas tiefgründigere Literatur handelt – und doch hatte ich etwas eher Seichtes/Oberflächliches erwartet bei diesem Thema, irgendwie... Und doch ist dieses Buch erstaunlich tiefgründig und trotz der Detailtreue auch wirklich unterhaltsam. Das hatte ich so nicht erwartet und es war erfrischend.

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  • As Peik Lin's car approached the porte cochere of Tyersall Park, Nicholas Young bounded down the front steps. "I was worried you'd gotten lost," he said, opening the car door.
    "We did get a bit lost, actually," Rachel replied.
    "For some strange reason, your grandmother's house didn't show up on my GPS," said Peik Lin, who prided herself on knowing every street in Singapore.
    Rachel got out of the car and stared up at the majestic facade before her. "Am I really late?"
    "No, it's OK," Nick said. "Peik Lin-thanks so much for giving Rachel a lift."
    "Of course," Peik Lin murmured, rather stunned by her surroundings. She paused, thinking Nick might invite her in for a drink, but no invitation seemed forthcoming. Finally she said as nonchalantly as possible, "This is quite a place-is it your grandmother's?"
    "Yes," Nick replied.
    "Has she lived here a long time?" Peik Lin asked, craning to get a better look.
    "Since she was a young girl."
    What Peik Lin really wanted to ask was, Who on earth is your grandmother? "Well, you two have a great time," she said instead, winking at Rachel and mouthing Call me later. Rachel gave her friend a quick smile.
    Nick turned to Rachel, looking a little sheepish. "I hope it's OK . . . but it's not just the family. My grandmother decided to have a small party at the last minute because her tan hua flowers are going to bloom tonight."
    "She's throwing a party because some flowers are in bloom?" Rachel asked.
    "Well, these are very rare. They bloom only about once every decade, and only at night. The whole thing lasts just a few hours. It's quite something."
    "Sounds cool, but now I'm feeling really underdressed," Rachel said, eyeing the fleet of limousines lining the driveway. She was wearing a sleeveless, chocolate-colored linen dress, a pair of low-heeled sandals, and the only expensive piece of jewelry she owned-Mikimoto pearl studs that her mother had given her when she got her doctorate.
    "Not at all-you look absolutely perfect," Nick replied.
    As they entered the house, Rachel was transfixed for a few moments by the intricate black, blue, and coral mosaic tile pattern on the floor of what appeared to be a large foyer. Then, to her amazement, a tall, spindly Indian man standing next to a table clustered with pots of enormous white-and-purple phalaenopsis orchids bowed ceremoniously to her.
    "Everyone's upstairs in the living room," Nick said, leading Rachel toward a carved-stone staircase. She saw something out of the corner of her eye and let out a quick gasp. By the side of the staircase lurked a huge tiger, mouth open in a ferocious growl.
    "It looks so real!" Rachel said.
    "It was real," Nick said. "It's a native Singaporean tiger. They used to roam this area. My great-grandfather shot it when it ran into the house and hid under the billiard table, or so the story goes."
    "Poor guy," Rachel said.
    "It used to scare the hell out of me when I was little. I never dared go near the foyer at night," Nick said.
    "You grew up here?" Rachel asked in surprise.
    "Yes, until I was about seven."
    "You never told me you lived in a palace."
    "This isn't a palace. It's just a big house."
    "Nick, where I come from, this is a palace," Rachel said, gazing up at the cast-iron-and-glass cupola soaring above them. The murmur of party chatter and piano keys wafted down. As they entered the drawing room, Rachel felt momentarily giddy, as if she had been transported back in time to the grand lounge of a twenties ocean liner, en route from Venice to Istanbul, perhaps.

    The "living room," as Nick so modestly called it, was a gallery that ran along the entire northern end of the house, with A