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Book Review: Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy

Crazy Rich Asians, both the book and the film, can be very empowering to Asians abroad; I know that. However, I grew up in Korea. I saw all-Asian cast film and read books all Asian characters all the time. So that factor doesn’t apply to me. I think that’s the reason the film flopped in most of Asia. I didn’t watch it yet myself. Nonetheless, Crazy Rich Asians and its sequels were entertaining reads. When I first read the first book, Crazy Rich Asians, I loved the characters, their juicy dark secrets and all. It more or less followed Rachel’s adventure in a world new to her and it was exciting. I ate it up. I read the second book, China Rich Girlfriend, quite some time after that, and maybe it’s┬áme that changed, but I found it to be lackluster. I did like that the chapters took various formats like diaries, e-mails, and traditional novel style. But the first 25% or so of the book is just older ladies like Eleanor Young complaining. The new characters introduced weren’t as likable. Astrid, who used to be my favorite, became a complete pushover and her husband a borderline psychopathic jerk. And there…

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Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan I intend to finish the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. I liked the first one but didn’t like the second one. I’m curious as to how the third one would be. I’m definitely reading it this weekend. Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder As a physics major who thinks math is beautiful, the subtitle “How beauty leads physics astray” was enough for me to be intrigued. I am very excited that my city’s library had it. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak Since I loved The Book Thief, I thought I’d try another one of Zusak’s book. I hope this one is as good! The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran This is a very famous book and it was recommended and gifted to me by a very experienced person so I decided to read it now. White Tiger This was at a used book store for less than a dollar! Knowing how praised it is, I picked it up instantly. I am dying to find out for myself why it’s so praise-worthy.

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